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Physical Health

Queen’s University has a variety of resources to help you maintain optimal physical health which is essential to your overall well-being.

Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)

Learning and Development Catalogue

The Human Resources Learning and Development Department facilitates a number of programs targeted to physical health. New programs recently added include Barre Pilates and yoga for managing stress.

Resources from your Employee and Family Assistance Provider

Off-Campus Resources

Company/Organization

Service/Description/Cost

Providence Care: Accident Recovery Centre
613-548-7222 ext. 2470

This program offers individualized assessment, injury-specific treatment, functionally oriented exercises, education, and prevention with the aim of restoring persons to their pre-accident status.

Cost: Fees generally covered by auto insurance company and extended health insurance.

Providence Care: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
613-548-7222 ext. 2245

This program provides physiotherapy intervention for musculoskeletal conditions with an emphasis on education, prevention and self-management.

Cost: Covered by OHIP.

Physical Therapy Clinic at Queen’s University
613-533-2098 ext. 79143 - Mike Ranger

Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Neurological Physiotherapy, Shockwave Therapy, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

Cost: Fees are partially or fully covered by extended health care or motor vehicle accident plans. See website for specific service fees.

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services: Webinars
1-877-494-9777

Free online webinars to improved knowledge of office ergonomics.

Cost: Access to information is free along with webinars.

Physical Health Apps for your Phone

Click Here to View Phone Applications

Workout Trainer

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: Free with in-app purchases available

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

This app provides you with different workout options, and the ability to create your own workout routines.

How to use this app:

Skimble's Workout Trainer offers users thousands of free workouts complete with timed step-by-step audio and video instructions to help you get into shape. Workout Trainer has workout available whether you're looking to sculpt your muscles or improve your conditioning for a race. In addition to the built-in workouts, users can access the app's library to build their own custom routines and share them online, as well as try out routines shared by the community. A premium subscription unlocks more features such as HD workout videos and more exercise routines.

Screenshot: Workout Trainer


7 Minute Workout

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: Free

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

This app provides you with 7-mnute workout routines, as well as more advanced routines, to either start getting in shape, or continue exercising.

How to use this app:

Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout app guides users through the original “7-minute workout”, as well as through more advanced routines of varying duration and intensity. Each workout is explained through short videos. A Smart Workout feature can function as your personal trainer. You can also create your own custom workout routines.

Screenshot: The 7 Minute Workout


Fitocracy

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: Free

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

Fitocracy is a social network and exercise game.

How to use this app:

Fitocracy is a social network for exercise, and uses a combination of gamification and peer pressure to encourage your exercise habits. Users can look up exercise routines and then log them in to score points, level up and gain achievements, all of which is displayed in a social media stream that other Fitocracy members can view, comment on and share and otherwise encourage. Signing up at the Fitocracy website also provides data syncing between the Web app and mobile, as well as the option to automatically post your updates to Twitter or Facebook.

Screenshot: Fitocracy


Couch to 5K

Available for: Apple iOS, Android

Price: $1.19

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

Cough to 5K is an app for those with little or no running experience who would like to lose weight and be able to run 5k within a short time span.

How to use this app:

Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for eight weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race! There are alternating run/ walk intervals where the run segments gradually increase over 8 weeks. The human voice coach tells you when to walk/ run and will blend into your own choice in music. It is compatible with Nike+ and other GPS apps as well as all music apps. Earn badges and achievements as you advance. This app has 4.2 million success stories of people who got in shape and started living healthy.

Screenshot: Couch to 5K


Zombies, run!

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: Free

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

Use this app as a fun and interactive way to get in shape by running.

How to use this app:

“Run in the Real World. Become a Hero in Another”. Only a few have survived the zombie epidemic. The app is set up as a game that you use as your go for a jog. Have your phone with you and your earphones plugged in. In the game, you are a runner in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, en-route to one of humanity’s last remaining outposts. They need your help to gather supplies, rescue survivors, and defend their home. A fun and interactive way to get fit by running at any skill level.

Screenshot: Zombies, run!


My Fitness Pal

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: Free

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

My Fitness Pal serves as a diary for your daily fitness and nutrition, and a weight-loss and fitness tool.

How to use this app:

Use this app as a diary for your daily fitness and nutrition. The app lets you know how many net calories to consume to reach your goal weight, by taking in to account your activity level and basal metabolic rate (the average number of calories your body consumes on a daily basis). You can search the food you consumed in their database, or use the barcode tool to easily document your nutrition. Click on “Nutrition” to see what percentage of your intake comes from the different food groups, and if you are meeting your daily nutrition requirement.

Screenshot: My Fitness Pal


Strava Running & Cycling

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: Free

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

Strava combines exercise and games, recording your running and cycling speed, distance and time and allowing you to unlock achievements and challenges.

How to use this app:

In addition to being a top-notch running and cycling tracker, Strava Running and Cycling adds some pretty neat competitive and gamified features to the usual run-tracking app. The app records your running speed, distance traveled, time and course taken, but also combines it with leaderboards, achievements and challenges. Strava supports a variety of running trackers, in addition to Android, Wear and Apple Watch. A premium subscription improves on the formula with filtered leaderboards, the ability to create exercise goals and view more detailed analytics and more.

Screenshot: Strava Running & Cycling


Pocket Yoga

Available for: Apple & Android

Price: $2.99 for both Apple and Android products

Category: Exercise

Purpose:

This app provides you with easy-access yoga video instructions for different poses, and includes information on the health benefits of each pose.

How to use this app:

You can now carry around your own Yoga studio with Pocket Yoga, an exercise app that lets you practice the ancient art of stretching and breathing at your own pace and time. Pocket Yoga comes with detailed voice and video instructions for hundreds of different poses, complete with writeups on each one's proper execution and health benefits. Users can choose between three practices and three durations. The app keeps track of your exercises and progress for future reference.

Screenshot: Pocket Yoga


Please email the Return to Work & Accommodation Department should you have more great app suggestions!