On Physical Activity While Pregnant

I can't tell you how many comments I've received about exercising while pregnant. "You're doing this class?" or "You're still working out?", have been common questions over the course of my baby's six month gestation. I received a lecture from one of the nurses I had the misfortune of interacting with (there have been plenty … Continue reading On Physical Activity While Pregnant


Wednesday Workout Tip: Keep Exercise Alive on Vacation

Who doesn't want or need a relaxing vacation? I think everyone I know could use some serious R&R. But going on vacation doesn't have to mean that all activity stops, eating increases, and alcohol consumption starts at 10 AM. If that's what you want, go for it. Yet, I imagine you don't always feel super … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Keep Exercise Alive on Vacation

Dealing with Death

When you begin writing a blog you vow to yourself, your readers, and your friends and family that you will not, I repeat, will not discuss your personal life. Sadly, I broke that vow quite early on and I'm going to break it again today. I was in Ontario last week for a family emergency. … Continue reading Dealing with Death

It’s Cold Season. Avoid the Sickness.

It's cold season. The more time we spend indoors, the greater our chances of becoming sick. No, I'm not advocating that you stay outside in a blizzard, but I am recommending you do a few things to help stave off the sickness. Apparently, adults average 3 colds per year and kids can expect between 6 … Continue reading It’s Cold Season. Avoid the Sickness.

Tell me, what’s your favourite position?

I am referring to weight-lifting position, just in case you needed some clarification... Typically, I provide you with a Wednesday Workout tip, yet I am in need of some inspiration. I am asking you, my wonderful readers, what exercises, routines, activities you have been doing to stay fit and healthy. Feel free to comment on … Continue reading Tell me, what’s your favourite position?

Pushups & Pee?

The Globe and Mail is offering up some interesting exercise advice this morning - how to squeeze in a workout during your bathroom break. I want to preface that I am a big advocate of fitting in exercise into your daily routine, but this is a stretch, even for me. Running or biking to work, … Continue reading Pushups & Pee?

Wednesday Workout Tip: Manage Your Stress

I talk a lot about stress. Mainly because the majority of us experience it everyday in a variety of settings - in the workplace, at home with our family / partner, in the car, at the gym, in the grocery store, even at the library. Your baseline stress level and ability to cope with everyday … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Manage Your Stress