Wednesday Workout Tip: Get the family involved

Good morning! So you want to start an exercise program and/or lose a little bit of weight this summer. However, your summer seems to be filling up with parties, weekends away at the cottage, and evening BBQs usually accompanied by a delicious glass of wine. Introducing a fitness program or achieving and sustaining weight loss is going to be … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Get the family involved

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The meditation challenge comes to an end…

A more accurate title would read "The meditation challenge comes to an end...well, sort of" however, I thought that title was a little too long. So I should explain why I added the "sort of" to the end of this post title. I actually missed a total of 6 days of meditation this month. Why? To be … Continue reading The meditation challenge comes to an end…

Why having a positive outlook is so important

Dr. David Snowdon is one of the many researchers trying to determine what factors/variables early on in life influence longevity and the progression of dementia and Alzheimer's. What is unique to Dr. David Snowdon are his study participants - 678 Catholic sisters living in convents across the United States. One of his studies that I … Continue reading Why having a positive outlook is so important

Wednesday Workout Tip: Start with the exercises you hate

Such exercises may include, but are not limited to burpees, reverse burpees, mountain climbers, and jump squats. In my book, these activities come close to the worst exercises that ALWAYS seem to be a part of boot camp classes and circuit training. However, while they may bring you close to tears or your previous meal … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Start with the exercises you hate

“If it was easy, everyone would do it”

This quote resonates with me. It was said by my wise-beyond-his-years boyfriend when we were discussing school and thesis writing. It has become somewhat of a motto for me and was top of my mind yesterday during my duathalon. The first 2 KM run was awesome. A nice warm-up. I go into the transition area, … Continue reading “If it was easy, everyone would do it”

Wednesday Workout Tip: Track your steps

Good morning, good morning. How many steps do you take in a day? This will largely depend on your job, but for most of us it won't be that many. I encourage you to go to your local running/fitness store (or even Costco) and purchase a relatively inexpensive pedometer. This will give you a good … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Track your steps

What stress and high-fat foods do to your blood vessels…It’s not good

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Canadians representing 32% of all deaths in 2004. There are a multitude of risk factors for this disease including stress and fat consumption. While the independent effects have become more clear in recent years, the combined effect of both stress and fat consumption on blood vessel and thus, … Continue reading What stress and high-fat foods do to your blood vessels…It’s not good