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The Active Vacation Experience

The Active Vacation Experience

An evening in Positano, Italy If you’re planning a vacation getaway but are wondering how you can maintain the fitness level you’ve worked so hard for, why not make exercise your vacation?  I love to travel and explore new places, but lazing around on a beach all day...

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7 Things Women Should Do Before age 50

7 Things Women Should Do Before age 50

Happy Birthday! Today is the first day of the last year of my 5th decade of life. In other words, Happy 49th Birthday to Me!  When I was younger, I dreaded reaching this age. I couldn’t imagine what it would look and feel like, being almost 50. It just sounded...

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Over 50? 6 Reasons You Need To Start Lifting Weights NOW!

If you’re over 50 and don’t practice full body resistance training exercises at least twice per week, you need to start. Now. Here's why. When we're around 30, the untrained body starts to lose muscle mass. This process – medically known as sarcopenia – continues as...

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Inspiring People: Teresa Maria Muñoz

This is Teresa Muñoz. Teresa and I first connected on Facebook, when she commented on a post I wrote on another inspiring person, Germana Viani. Motivated by Germana’s story and vivacious health, Teresa - who hadn’t exercised regularly for many years - began attending...

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Healthy Recipe: Chocolate cherry almond granola bars

Hey Fitness friends! I just created my new favourite on-the-go snack food, and couldn't wait to share the healthy recipe with you! These ridiculously easy, no-bake bars are simply the tastiest whole-food snack ever. They're vegan, high in protein and fibre, packed...

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How Alcohol Affects Your Workouts

There's no denying the pleasure of a cold beer after a long hot hike or bike ride. One of my favourite summertime indulgences is a chilled glass of white wine on a Vancouver patio. But how does that craft lager or Pinot Gris impact your workouts? The answer isn't...

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Healthy Recipe: Coconut-Almond Cacao Nibbles

Looking for an easy, healthy whole-food snack? Look no further! These tasty treats are flour-and added sugar-free, and high in protein and fiber. They are the perfect pre- or post-workout fuel and can be made at home in under 45 minutes. Best of all, they're...

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