To your health & wealth

Investing in your health is critical for your current and future health. This can be accomplished through regular exercise, eating a more balanced diet, getting 7-8 hours sleep per night, cutting back on the booze, quitting smoking, and learning to relax (to name a few). Investing, as in investing in your financial future, is also … Continue reading To your health & wealth

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Wednesday Workout Tip: Treat Your Injury

Last night at Zumba one of my clients mentioned she was suffering from shin splints. To determine the etiology of the splints we chatted about her footwear, other exercise habits, and the type of floor she was exercising on. Her footwear did not seem to be the problem, more so the lack thereof. Not only … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Treat Your Injury

Your 50 Words to Describe Physical Activity

To celebrate my 100th post, I asked my lovely readers to send me words that they (you) use to describe and/or associate with physical activity. I had a great response and collected approximately 50 words, however, the goal was 100. So, if you have a word that is not on the following list and feel … Continue reading Your 50 Words to Describe Physical Activity

15 ways to feel like garbage

A large proportion of my posts are on how to feel good/better/more fit/happy/mindful (you get the picture). This will be my first post on how to feel like garbage/awful/not good (once again, you get the picture). Why am I informing you about ways to feel like garbage? Well, I am not entirely sure, but I … Continue reading 15 ways to feel like garbage

“Exercise? In this Weather?”

Yes, you can exercise outside in this wintery climate of ours. Here are some ideas: 1. Run. Wear a touque, gloves, and start out walking to allow your lungs to acclimatize. They will tighten in the cold, but once you start running, things will get better. 2. Go sledding with friends OR you kiddies. Your … Continue reading “Exercise? In this Weather?”

Wednesday Workout Tip: How hard should cardio be?

Good morning! Apologies for the dearth in posts. It is a busy time! I am currently reading, Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights, by Dr. Alex Hutchinson. The book is basically a collection of questions and answers regarding exercise. The answers are well researched and as of yet, I haven't found one that I disagree … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: How hard should cardio be?

The brain of a conditioned hypereater

On Monday I touched upon how the change in the composition of food over the past 2-3 decades has contributed to a considerable increase in North American food consumption. Today, I want to discuss the difference between the brain of a conditioned hypereater to the brain of a non-hypereater. Kessler, along with a colleague, Dana … Continue reading The brain of a conditioned hypereater