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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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The impact of light exposure on overall wellness

With the days getting shorter, we’re all being exposed to less natural light, which plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. As the seasons change and the daylight hours dwindle, it’s important to understand the impact this can have on our mental wellness. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of light exposure, ways to maximize […]

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Human Growth Hormone (HGH): What You Need To Know

Human growth hormone (HGH) is released from the pituitary gland, fueling the growth of connective tissue, bones, and muscles. It helps prevent brittle bones, cartilage breakdown, muscle atrophy, and heart disease—enhancing our overall sense of vitality. It even plays a role in maintaining skin health and elasticity!It reaches its peak at age 20 and declines from there. By the time […]

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why sleep is the key to fitness success

In our experience, most people consider their workout routines and nutrition as critical for fitness success – but forget about another key ingredient: sleep. The truth is it is incredibly difficult to realize your fitness goals if you aren’t getting enough high-quality sleep. That’s because sleep is so much more than rest; it is a vital process that contributes to […]

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Exercise and Your Hormones: What You Need to Know

Exercise and its effects on our hormones is a widely discussed, often sensationalized topicamong exercisers and health professionals alike. Fertility, menopause, and sleep pattern are just afew of the bodily functions supported by our endocrine (hormone messenger) systems. Simplyput, hormones are chemicals that control cellular functions and physiological reactions such asmetabolism, reproduction, and tissue growth. In exercise terms, hormones support […]

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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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Stress and Weight Gain: What You Need to Know

When we think about stress, we usually consider the mental and emotional stresses that are experienced day-to-day. Things like work conflicts, getting the kids off to school, and bill payments can all put us in that stress mode. However, other factors like lack of sleep, poor air quality, and even anticipation of a fearful situation also create stress on the […]

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