“Say what? You want me to sit still and quiet my mind?”

Meditation is hard. Have you ever been to a yoga a class and actually successfully completed final relaxation? It is my favorite part of the class because I get the chance to snooze. Sleeping however, is not really the goal of final relaxation. The primary goal is to quiet the mind - working to allow … Continue reading “Say what? You want me to sit still and quiet my mind?”

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Wednesday Workout Tip: Don’t pull a hammie

Just in case you're wondering hammie is the correct spelling and short form for hamstring. If you disagree, please refer to this very reliable website for more short forms commonly used in exercise settings. Your hamstrings are a group of muscles located in the posterior thigh that are responsible for flexing the knee and extending the hip (see picture below). We often … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Don’t pull a hammie

Being active won’t always protect you…

So you're active. You meet the physical activity guidelines, you enjoy the outdoors but....you sit all day long at work. Using a sample of 17,000 Canadians Peter Katzmarzyk and colleagues looked at the association between sitting time in both active and inactive individuals. Click here for the image (seriously, check out the link). The y-axis provides … Continue reading Being active won’t always protect you…

Wednesday Workout Tip: Try Urban Poling

Now, now, get your mind out of the gutter...:) Urban poling is synonomous with nordic walking. This activity entails the use of two ski-type poles when you walk/jog/hike (see video link below) that assist with balance and joint unloading (reducing stress on the ol' joints). Urban poling is a more recent addition to North American's … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Try Urban Poling

You won’t ever get this weekend back

This weekend is going to come and go. You won't ever get it back. You'll have another weekend in five days, but you won't get this particular one back. So why not use it up? Why not plan something? Why not do something this weekend that you will remember? Why not do something every weekend … Continue reading You won’t ever get this weekend back

Campus Water Bottle Ban = Pop/Juice Binge?

In fall 2012 Queen's University will implement its water bottle ban across campus. It is going to be a slow-moving process to phase out vending machines and phase in water fountains. They aren't going to be adding that many new fountains across campus, just making them snazzier (i.e. ensuring that they actually work). Queen's will … Continue reading Campus Water Bottle Ban = Pop/Juice Binge?

Wednesday’s Workout Tip: Find Freedom in Activity

So I've decided I am becoming a hardcore cyclist. It's just that awesome. If any of you amazing readers read the post on my first experience with cycling you may have questioned a number of things (i.e. my maturity level) but mainly, whether I would actually continue this new pursuit. The answer now is firmly, 100%, without … Continue reading Wednesday’s Workout Tip: Find Freedom in Activity