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How to Keep an Aging Brain Active

Each year, 76 000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. Luckily there are many things you can do to reduce the chances of being one of them – including taking proper care of your body and mind. Here’s a closer look at how to do that: Tip #1: Engage in Regular ExerciseExercise increases the growth hormone (GH) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor […]

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Canada Day: The Healthy Way

Canada Day is just around the corner and we’re already looking forward to sunny weather, barbeques, and quality time with family and friends. If you’re like us and want to have a fun and healthy Canada Day celebration, we’ve got some suggestions for activities to do and foods to eat on this special occasion, and how to enjoy your day […]

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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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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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How to Commit to a Workout Schedule

As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, “Every battle is won before the war is fought.” Essentially, this means you have to set yourself up for success before you begin—or else there is a high possibility that you won’t succeed.When it comes to fitness, this means committing to exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle – and establishing a […]

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How Not to Fall off the Fitness Wagon

Wanting to improve your fitness or body composition is one thing. Doing it, however, is the hard part.If you’re struggling to stay ‘on the wagon’ and commit to your fitness goals, you are not alone. But there are things you can do to drastically increase your chances of sticking with it once the initial motivation wears off. 1. Set a […]

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Effective Ways to Lose Unhealthy Fat

With spring approaching and the pandemic (hopefully!) subsiding, a lot of Canadians are looking to get back to their pre-pandemic health and fitness levels and lose extra ‘pandemic pounds’. Whether you have 5, 10 or 20 unwanted pounds to shed, here are five HEALTHY ways to kick your body into fat burning mode: 1. Eat More ProteinEating more protein is […]

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How To Lose Unhealthy Belly Fat: Tips & Tricks

Various life-threatening diseases are associated with abdominal (aka ‘belly’) fat. And, as we age, we also naturally lose muscle mass — which is all too often replaced with fat. Luckily there are some things you can do to prevent harmful fat gain: Tip #1: Start a Food DiaryThis tip is all about awareness, because so many people aren’t conscious of […]

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Why Not to Skip Your Rest Day

The success of an exercise program doesn’t come solely from performing the exercises themselves. It also entails taking adequate rest and recovery days so that your body isn’t overloaded with stress and has time to repair and recoup. The Benefits of a Regular Rest Day Recovery happens when we rest. In fact, this is an essential part of the success […]

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5 Healthy, Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Healthy Breakfasts for Weight Loss It’s not easy to get out the door on time in the morning, let alone with a nutritious breakfast in your belly.  We hear this time and again from our personal training clients.  Luckily there are a lot of quick and healthy breakfast options – that are delicious and will keep you fuelled ‘til lunch. […]

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