At Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy, we believe that exercise is the best evidence-based treatment for most musculoskeletal problems. The more active we are, the stronger we become. We also know that older adults who are more active have better pain modulating abilities. There is a link between acute and chronic pain and inactivity. Studies have also shown that chronic pain is reduced by recreational exercise and that this is also affected by the frequency, duration and intensity of the exercise. We already know the benefits of exercise for lowering rates of all-cause mortality cardiac, colon and breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and bone health. In fact, there are 35 chronic conditions that exercise helps in prevention of – what better reason to exercise than to try to help prevent chronic illness.