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Cardio 101: Low vs. high impact & which to prioritize

Cardiovascular exercise is a key component of good health. Regular cardio “has been shown to improve everything from body composition to sleep quality” (Well & Good, 2024). On top of this, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally (yes, you read that right), which further highlights the importance of incorporating cardiovascular activity into your fitness routine. There’s a […]

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How to balance strength training and cardio

Strength and cardio training — whether in-home, outside, or at the gym — are unique in their advantages. It’s essential to incorporate both for optimal health and performance. In fact, “large-scale epidemiological studies suggest that meeting only the aerobic exercise guidelines lowers your risk of premature death from any cause by 15 to 35 percent. Meeting only the strength training […]

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Simple vs. Complex Carbs: What’s the Difference?

“Carbohydrates provide essential nutrients and are one of the main sources of calories for our bodies” (American Heart Association, 2023). However, not all carbs are created equal. They can be broadly organized into two categories: simple and complex carbohydrates. Understanding the differences between these categories is key to making smart dietary choices, especially when it comes to fueling in-home personal […]

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box breathing: what, why & how

If you could benefit from a simple technique to enhance your overall well-being and boost your performance in workouts, look no further than box breathing! This breathing technique, also known as square breathing or four-square breathing, is a powerful tool that can improve respiratory fitness and also enhance mental clarity and focus. In this article, we will explore the benefits […]

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Book Review: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

In the world of fitness and weight loss, there’s a pervasive myth that revolves around calorie counting. Clients come to us, time and again, feeling frustrated and stuck in their weight loss journey despite diligently counting every calorie and sacrificing their favourite foods.It’s a tough cycle to break, and it’s exactly why I (Poul Nielsen!) am writing today’s blog post. […]

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A Primer on Protein Powder

Protein powder has surged in popularity, becoming a staple in the diets of many exercise enthusiasts, athletes, and health-conscious eaters. The general population’s growing awareness of the importance of protein in supporting muscle growth (and overall well-being) is directly linked to this rising trend, and “research suggests protein supplementation can assist with increasing muscle mass, enhancing athletic performance and even […]

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8 reasons to vary your exercise routine

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the world of fitness, the importance of variety in your exercise routine cannot be overstated. While consistency is the true key to any results, in most cases, incorporating a diverse range of exercise styles and movements is optimal for functional health, longevity, and enjoyment.8 ways to amp up your fitness routine1. BREAKING […]

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Why you should aim for consistency over perfection

In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, it’s easy to fall into the trap of striving for perfection. Our Instagram and Pinterest feeds are flooded with seemingly flawless fitness models portraying an “ideal lifestyle” of fasted cardio, daily green juice, zero added sugar, and washboard abs. The image of these flawless workout and meal plans, perfectly executed with impeccable form, discipline, […]

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6 ways to stay active in winter

As the temperature drops, it’s tempting to stay indoors and hibernate until spring. Netflix may be calling your name, but maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for both physical and mental well-being, especially during the winter months. Embrace the chill this season with invigorating ways to exercise that will keep you warm while making the most of the snowy wonderland outside. […]

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