Are you guilty of fat shaming? Probably…

When you hear the term “fat shaming” what comes to mind? I imagine that the majority of you envisioned a fat kid or teenager being either verbally or physically harassed at school, likely being subjected to unfortunate, but familiar taunts – “fatty” “fat bastard” “chubster” – yes? That’s definitely fat shaming. But what about clothing … Continue reading Are you guilty of fat shaming? Probably…

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Wednesday Meditation Tip: The 3-Minute Breathing Space

Good morning, good morning. Yesterday, my ability to remain mindful (and thus, relatively stress free) was put to the test when my car went into "fail safe" mode on the 401 Expressway. Fortunately, I made it safely and soundly to my destination, however, the journey was far from stress free. At one point, I heard … Continue reading Wednesday Meditation Tip: The 3-Minute Breathing Space

My Week of Mindfulness

Last Monday, I made a vow to my readers that I would perform some form of mindfulness meditation every night for one week. And, to your shock and awe, I successfully completed the challenge. Successful completion of the challenge, however, doesn't necessarily mean that every mindfulness meditation session was a success. There were many moments … Continue reading My Week of Mindfulness

The Park Bench Dip – A Bad Idea?

Following my Park Workout post yesterday, Mr. Epidemiology, emailed me a link to yet another post that discusses the risks of performing the Park Bench Dip. The writer of the post is a personal trainer in Kingston, and a fairly well-known trainer at that. While there is risk in performing any exercise, he makes a … Continue reading The Park Bench Dip – A Bad Idea?

“Wednesday” Workout Tip: Exercises for the Outdoors Sans Equipment

Before you are inundated with images, I would like to preface that I am not a model. I have never posed for pictures such as this and thus, my facial expressions are not what you would expect to see in an exercise book. Come to think of it, I am not sure I have paid … Continue reading “Wednesday” Workout Tip: Exercises for the Outdoors Sans Equipment

Coming Soon – Wednesday Workout Tip

A friend of mine, Mr. Epidemiology asked, via Twitter, if Live It Active (a.k.a. me) had any ideas on how to perform a park or field based workout without equipment. Over the past few days I have been brainstorming, trying to come up with new ideas on how to use the park equipment (and the fruits … Continue reading Coming Soon – Wednesday Workout Tip

On fitting meditation into your busy schedule

On Friday, I posted my interview with Barbara Wilkinson, a renowned mindfulness meditation practitioner and teacher. I asked a number of questions about the practice of mindfulness and Barbara's personal journey with the practice. This experience allowed me to gain an even deeper understanding of mindfulness, which I will be forever grateful for. Yet, even … Continue reading On fitting meditation into your busy schedule