Splurging on new stylish workout gear once in a while can be so motivating. When a new pair of leggings fits just perfectly, or a new top really spotlights those sculpted shoulders you’ve been working on so hard, you want to run right to the gym and work out in them! Here are my favourite online stores for stylish and unique pieces. Both offer an exclusive online discount just for you, my online… Read More »Where I Buy My Stylish Workout Gear And serious discounts – just for you!
Have you ever wondered what your exact body fat percentage is? Whether your muscles are symmetrical or not? If you have dangerous visceral fat? Scoliosis? Osteoporosis? I’ve been curious about my body composition, so I went to see Peter Schwagly at Bodycomp Imaging Inc. for a total body composition scan and analysis. This Body Scanner Will Show You What You’re Made Of Peter uses a machine called a Hologic DXA (dual… Read More »What Are You Made Of? This Body Scanner Will Show You
Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Whole Grain Pancakes New Year's Brunch Doesn't Have To Derail Your Healthy Diet!
Brunch, whether it’s on New Year’s Day or any other time of year, doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Trouble is, your typical restaurant brunch can be a dietary minefield: orange juice? Pure sugar. Pancakes? Filler with no fiber. Serving size? Way too big; a typical restaurant portion is two, three, sometimes four serving sizes. Here’s a healthy, quick, easy, delicious alternative – with no flour, sugar or gluten, but plenty… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Whole Grain Pancakes New Year’s Brunch Doesn’t Have To Derail Your Healthy Diet!
6 Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Improve Your Life Whether you're already doing resistance training, or you're pondering whether to take the plunge
Want to be stronger, leaner, sexier? How about better looking? More confident and less stressed out? How’d you like to live longer too? You can, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny. How? Lift weights. Starting in your 30s, your body starts to lose muscle mass. This process – medically known as sarcopenia – continues as you get older: live to age 70 and you’ll have lost around 25% of your strength. If… Read More »6 Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Improve Your Life Whether you’re already doing resistance training, or you’re pondering whether to take the plunge
From Gym Newbies To Seasoned Fitness Buffs: Why Everyone Needs Perfect Posture Start Here For A Safer And More Effective Workout
I recently met with a new client for his first session. His goal is to become stronger and reduce his back pain. When I explained that we’d be spending most of our first session establishing perfect posture and alignment, breathing patterns and core muscle activation he was dismayed. “I was really excited to start lifting weights,” he said. “What does my posture have to do with my workout?” Short answer:… Read More »From Gym Newbies To Seasoned Fitness Buffs: Why Everyone Needs Perfect Posture Start Here For A Safer And More Effective Workout
It’s the end of October and it’s blustery and chilly on the west coast. For a healthful foodie this means just one thing: homemade soup! And nothing says autumn like sweet potato pumpkin soup. My most recent soup making adventure began with the onset of Halloween. Gently discouraged by my neighbours from handing out healthy treats (how was I to know kids wouldn’t like hard boiled eggs and tofu pops?)… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Warms You Up On A Cold Autumn Night!
There’s nothing more rejuvenating than taking a well-deserved vacation. But going on a holiday shouldn’t mean leaving your healthy lifestyle at home. In fact, taking a break from your healthy habits can seriously hijack the fitness goals you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Vacationing doesn’t have to equal weight gain. Believe it or not, by trying these five simple travel health tips, you might even find the scale tipping in your favour… Read More »Five Simple Travel Health Tips How To Go On Vacation And Not Leave Your Health At Home
Fitness trends seem to change as fast as the weather. Some crazes are just too ridiculous to stand the test of time (check out those inflatable shorts!) while others top the list year after year. With oodles of scientifically proven benefits, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is the current golden child of the fitness world. With HIIT, you alternate short periods of fast, very intense exercise with intervals of lower-intensity recovery periods (for example,… Read More »Burn Fat, Save Time. 7 Reasons You Need To Start Doing HIIT Now! High Intensity Interval Training
Weight Loss Secret: Why Diet & Exercise Aren’t Enough. Part 2 6 Tips To Getting Enough Quality Sleep
In Part 1 of this post I told you how not getting enough sleep can affect your ability to lose weight – even if you’re dieting and exercising. But if you have trouble sleeping, how do you fix that? Here are 6 tips to help you drift off more easily and stay asleep longer: 1. Get into a sleep habit Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day… Read More »Weight Loss Secret: Why Diet & Exercise Aren’t Enough. Part 2 6 Tips To Getting Enough Quality Sleep
Weight Loss Secret: Why Diet & Exercise Aren’t Enough. Part 1 There's Something You're Probably Not Getting Enough Of
Does this sound familiar: You’ve made a serious commitment to your health and weight loss goals. You’ve hired a trainer who’s helping you exercise more often and more vigorously. You’ve changed your diet, swapping out bagels and pizza for lean fish, whole grains and fresh produce. You’re feeling stronger and better than ever before. But the inches you so desperately want to lose just won’t budge. What could you possibly… Read More »Weight Loss Secret: Why Diet & Exercise Aren’t Enough. Part 1 There’s Something You’re Probably Not Getting Enough Of