Outdoor Exercise

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. […]


our top tips for running in the dark

As we transition into the fall and winter months, daylight becomes a precious commodity for outdoor runners. Whether we like it or not, many of us find ourselves having to run in the dark – either in the morning or evening – in order to get our kilometres in. But fear not: with the right precautions and strategies, you can continue […]


5 Reasons Why You Should Walk Outdoors

Walking is one of the simplest forms of exercise that we can do, but it is also one of the most beneficial. It can be done alone, with friends, or with family. While walking indoors on a treadmill can keep you active, walking in the great outdoors is even better. Here are five reasons why: Walking is one of the […]


5 Ways to Exercise Outdoors This Spring

Spring equinox is around the corner! Are you itching to get outside or struggling to find motivation? As we spend more time indoors and in the dark during the cold winter months, it can be taxing on our physical and mental health. Without sufficient sunlight, our serotonin levels can dip: one of the body’s “happy” chemicals thought to boost energy and […]


How Exercise Can Help Fight the Winter Blues

​Winter is tough for a lot of people – an estimated 1 in 5 (yup, that’s a full 20%) of North Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, known as SAD.According to Psychology Today, the symptoms of SAD include sleepiness, carb cravings, difficulty concentrating, feelings of depression, anxiety, irritability, weight gain, lethargy, decreased libido, and hyperphagia (increased consumption of food).The prevalence […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


How to Reduce Your Fall Risk

According to a 2019 scientific review, about one-third of individuals aged 65 years and older fall each year. And about one in every five falls results in broken bones or head injuries, which can significantly reduce quality of life.The good news? Exercise can reduce the risk of falls by 50% in those 70 years and older. At Nielsen Fitness, this […]