Fitness and farming discussed at farm expo

By Nigel Maxwell
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

A woman from Manitoba is promoting fitness on the farm at this week's Ag in Motion expo near Langham.
 
Kathlyn Hossack, a certified athletic therapist and kinesiologist, is one of the many exhibitors at the three-day event. 
 
"The thing with farmers is they are generally doing one of two things, either sitting for long periods of time or doing a lot of manual work," she said.
 
Hossack said the most common complaint she hears from her farmer clients is lower back pain, which she said can be managed by intregrating a short workout into their daily routnes.
 
"Something for two to five minurtes, three or four times throughout your day, will make a huge difference to your overall health and pain," she said.
 
Hossack operates Integratve Movement and Katmah Training and also writes a column in her free time called 'Fit to Farm' where she talks about ways to avoid injury on the farm.
 
"From early 20s on, a lot of farmers have back pain so when you get to 50 or 60, it's a big weight on peoples' mental health as well as their physical health, Hossack said.
 
Hossack can be found this week at the Scotiabank Farm Pavillion and will be available to answer questions as well as give free assessments..
 
 
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