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How to Run a Half Marathon

While it may seem like a daunting task, a half marathon is doable for most people. While we always recommend seeking the advice of your healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise routine, here are three key questions to help you determine whether a half-marathon is doable for you – and a couple of tips for training safely and effectively. […]

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How To Exercise for Your Body Type

Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. We also have different metabolism and a dominant body type. When it comes to exercise, it’s important to train for your body shape in order to maximize your results. It’s all about working with your body as opposed to against it.Below is all the information you need to help you do that, including […]

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Mental Health: Can Exercise Help?

How is your mental health these days? If the answer is ‘not great’ or ‘so-so’ you’re in good company. After two pandemic years, evidence shows that we are at a collective all-time low when it comes to mental health. For example, a recent poll found that 40 percent of Canadian young adults are at a mental health breaking point.There are […]

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Seven Tips For Summer Running Success

Runners are a dedicated bunch.  Most pound the pavement in every kind of weather: rain, snow, hail and even the blazing heat.  But did you know that running in the hot summer heat can actually be hazardous to your health if not approached correctly?  It absolutely can – here’s an overview of how and why, and what you can do […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Workouts

Meetings have been taking place online for quite some time – but a live workout? Virtual personal training is a relatively new concept that works surprisingly well. We know that the concept raises questions though – so here’s an overview of virtual training, how it works and what you can expect.First things first: Just like for in-home personal training, Nielsen […]

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5 Health Hacks You Haven’t Heard Of

5 Unusual Health Hacks While there are no true shortcuts or hacks for being a fit and healthy person, we’ve shared some lesser known fitness and health tips and facts that just might help you reach your goals faster:  1) Add Olive Oil to your Protein Shake If you’re looking to increase healthy fats in your diet, help with inflammation, […]

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Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps

If you have low back pain, you are not alone; in fact, nearly every adult will encounter low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives, which makes this an important topic of discussion.Research clearly shows that physical activity is beneficial in the prevention and management of low back pain. Below are answers to common questions that we get […]

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How to Reduce Your Fall Risk

According to a 2019 scientific review, about one-third of individuals aged 65 years and older fall each year. And about one in every five falls results in broken bones or head injuries, which can significantly reduce quality of life.The good news? Exercise can reduce the risk of falls by 50% in those 70 years and older. At Nielsen Fitness, this […]

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3 Things Postnatal Clients Should Know

How to Safely Ease Back into Exercise Postpartum Becoming a parent is a beautiful and challenging time full of unknowns. One of those for many new mothers is when and how to safely re-introduce exercise after having a baby. While we always recommend discussing this with your healthcare provider, here are a few general things you should know – to […]

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