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Every Body Can LIVE WELL AT FORTY FIVE Magazine Issue 2021 15

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The magazine for women 45+ who want to own aging with spirit and joy. For those of us rediscovering who we are and exploring what we want next. And we want more; health, wealth, happiness, and fulfillment.

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saw a need for patients to have clinically supervised medical fitness programs beyond the hospital walls. Hodson’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to take the bold move to start LIVE WELL in 2011, when she opened her first clinic in White Rock, BC. She approached doctors who saw how patients benefited from rehab programs but lacked the support after the program finished. LIVE WELL Exercise Clinics stepped up to deliver a lifealtering, health-focused gym that keeps people safe and supervised while they exercise. LIVE WELL’s inclusive community makes everyone feel welcome. WHY WE DON’T EXERCISE “The number one reason why many do not exercise is that we are scared or worried,” says Hodson. “Am I going to hurt my knee more or my back? I’m worried about my blood pressure. I’m worried about my blood sugar levels. The other reason we don’t exercise is that we don’t have enough time.” But one reason that we see at LIVE WELL is perception - 20

some members are worried how they are going to be perceived. They have tried a traditional gym setting and tell us they felt intimidated or they didn’t fit in. They are worried about being judged for their level of fitness, the shape of their body, their age, or not knowing how to execute an exercise properly. These are all the factors that are stopping people from being active and these are all of the factors that we chose to overcome at LIVE WELL.” THE REWARDS OF EXERCISING “The most rewarding part of our journey, particularly in the last two challenging years, has been walking inside LIVE WELL, speaking to our members, and hearing their stories of all that they have overcome. Some of the success stories will bring you to tears! We have a WIN WALL in every location where our members celebrate their WINS. Here are some of them: “I got off my three-times-aday insulin.” “I no longer need blood pressure medication.” “I’m living my life to the fullest” “I’m getting back to my golf game.” I’m able to keep up with my grandkids and get down on the floor.” I’m looking forward to traveling and I booked a trip and I know I have the confidence that I can travel and keep up with it. Ultimately, we want to get active so we can live our life to the fullest. It’s interesting that in the first 30 days after we start exercising, the biggest impact that we have on our health is our sleep. It’s our quality of sleep, not necessarily our quantity of sleep. If before you were only sleeping for 5 hours, you’re not suddenly magically going to sleep 8. When we get better sleep, it changes who we are. We have more energy and feel happier.” EXERCISE SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL HEALTH “We had a gentleman thank us for getting his wife back to art 21

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