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Want to live longer? Get moving!

Not too long ago, a group of researchers in Brazil discovered a simple fitness test that may help predict your longevity by measuring how easily you can sit and rise from the floor.Other related tests have looked at how many steps it takes, and how long it takes to stand up from lying (supine) of the floor.The bottom line, though, is…

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Six reasons why in-home training beats the gym

  1. Welcoming atmosphere. You are at home – there is no worry about an intimidating gym atmosphere, navigating around a facility that you may not be comfortable with, or any competitive Joes flexing in the mirror as you try to focus on those military presses. Even better, you get to choose the music that gets you pumped, instead of having to…

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INTERMITTENT FASTING: WHAT, HOW & WHY

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a dietary practice that’s getting a lot of attention these days. In a nutshell, it involves fitting all your calories for the day into a condensed window of time and ‘fasting’ outside those hours. Many intermittent fasters eat within an eight-hour window – for example, noon to 8pm – and fast for the remaining 16 hours…

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5 BENEFITS OF CORE STRENGTH

A strong core is an absolutely essential part of a strong and healthy body. Your abdominal muscles are critical to almost everything you do – and the benefits of building and maintaining their strength go far beyond appearances. Below are five ways core strength is crucial to your health, mobility, strength and comfort.  Everyday acts – bending to put on shoes,…

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ADRENAL FATIGUE 101

Adrenal fatigue is a very real phenomenon that’s becoming increasingly common in our fast-paced stressful world. We recruited the help of resident nutritionist Evian Rodriguez to bring you this primer on what adrenal fatigue is, how to know if you have it – and what to do about it. WHAT IS ADRENAL FATIGUE? Your body has two mechanisms to deal…

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IS KETO RIGHT FOR ME?

The ketogenic diet is a very popular way of eating right now – that can lead to significant weight loss for some. As a result, many clients have been asking us what it’s all about and if they should try it. So we asked our resident nutritionist, Evian Rodriguez – and here’s what he had to say about keto, its…

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The key to long-term success

If you want to lose weight or get in shape but can’t seem to stay motivated, and regularly fall off the wagon, this one’s for you. If you’re in this boat, you likely aren’t tuned into what we like to call your “why”, which is the deep-seeded reason for wanting to achieve a fitness goal.  Here’s what we mean and how…

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seven ways to add Exercise to A Busy Day

Are you getting enough exercise each day? Statistics Canada reports that as little as 30 minutes of moderate intensity most days will reduce the risk of chronic diseases. But we all know it can be hard to find time in our already busy schedules. So, if you absolutely can’t fit a workout in to a particular day, make it your goal to incorporate as much movement…

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3 TIPS TO PREVENT HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

At this point in the holiday season, you’ve probably already done some indulging – and there’s likely more to come.   Although studies show that the average holiday weight gain is only a couple of pounds, they also show that most people never end up losing them – instead they accumulate year-after-year.   Here are a few ways to get through the…

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