Stay Tuned: Book Review on “When the Body Says No”

I have almost finished the book, When the Body Says No, by Gabor Mate (accent on the e) and I can't say it was an easy read. It wasn't the language or the reference to scientific literature, in fact his writing style was a huge highlight for me. It was the message. I look forward to … Continue reading Stay Tuned: Book Review on “When the Body Says No”

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The Runner’s High – Why it exists, how it works, and who benefits

I run. Not fast or long, but I run. Not on my own, only with a person or two. If I'm on my own I have no one to talk to. Due to work commitments, my lunch-hour run was put on hold for two weeks. My mood plummeted. Thankfully, I was able to squeeze in a … Continue reading The Runner’s High – Why it exists, how it works, and who benefits

Wednesday Workout Tip: Run in the Rain

It's looking fairly gloomy outside. I have yet to venture out, but will definitely bring an umbrella. Many may shy away from exercising outside when there is threatening or downright soggy weather. I say, go outside. Do your run. Enjoy the natural cooling effect. Added bonus, you get to feel and look super intense like … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Run in the Rain

Wednesday Workout Tip: Try an Exercise Class with a DJ

Yesterday, I had my first exercise experience with a DJ. Not that I haven't jumped and danced wildly in a club before, but this class had an actual DJ in the exercise studio. It's not a regular thing at this club, but it should be. The intensity of the music left me both deaf and … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Try an Exercise Class with a DJ

“You can let it rule you, or you can rule it”

I said this line to my good friend last night during a wonderful catch-up conversation. She liked it. It resonated with her. This quote has probably been said by someone before. If not, the concept is definitely not new. It can be related to almost anything, but I was using it to describe how we … Continue reading “You can let it rule you, or you can rule it”

“You are your own best health advocate”

No, this information is not earth-shattering, but it's important that we're reminded about the role we play in our health. This was said by Alex Jamieson, a once famous vegan (girlfriend of the guy who did Supersize Me), who has made a public return to meat. Check out her video (can't embed the video as WordPress … Continue reading “You are your own best health advocate”

Mental Health Week comes to a close (well almost)

It's Friday of Mental Health Week. It's almost over... I did manage to take pictures of the items, events, people that made my day brighter, but at the moment I am a little time crunched. I have posted a few pictures on Twitter (@liveitactive) so please feel free to check them out there! I also … Continue reading Mental Health Week comes to a close (well almost)