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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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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 to Avoid an Injury

While injury isn’t always avoidable, you can reduce your risk, which will allow you to continue working toward your health and fitness goals — without pain holding you back. Here’s how to do that: 1. Do the Right ExercisesThe right exercises depend on your goals, health, and fitness level. Doing exercises that are too much or not right for you […]

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5 Super Swiss Ball Exercises

The reality is that sometimes, workouts can become stale.  But thankfully, introducing a simple and inexpensive piece of equipment – like a Swiss Ball – can open up a ton of new possibilities and/or make our workout more challenging.Using a Swiss Ball is a great way to add core and balance work into any of your other exercises. Below is […]

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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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Will a Fitness Tracker Help Me Reach My Fitness Goals?

To use a fitness tracker or not to use a fitness tracker…That is the question!Though certainly not an essential piece of equipment, a fitness tracker can absolutely play a role in helping you reach your fitness/wellness goals. Based on experience, here are some of the features about the Apple Watch (in particular, which is what Poul wears; though many would […]

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