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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

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Warms You Up On A Cold Autumn Night!

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!

Five Simple Travel Health Tips How To Go On Vacation And Not Leave Your Health At Home

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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

Burn Fat, Save Time. 7 Reasons You Need To Start Doing HIIT Now! High Intensity Interval Training

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

How To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Help May Be Closer Than You Think

The Most Effective Way To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Most people know that exercise can improve physical health in many ways, from maintaining a healthy body weight and lean muscle mass to preventing obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. But did you know that exercise is also one of the safest and most effective ways to combat stress, anxiety and depression? It’s not surprising that diagnoses of… Read More »How To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Help May Be Closer Than You Think

Why You Need To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Stronger Core, Flatter Stomach, Better Sex

The Muscles You Didn’t Know You Had – Until They No Longer Work You might not think about your pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) when you’re working out, but perhaps you should. For both men and women, a strong pelvic floor reduces the risk of incontinence, improves core strength and stability, and can even increase sexual satisfaction. Located at the base of your core cylinder, your PFMs act like a hammock or… Read More »Why You Need To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Stronger Core, Flatter Stomach, Better Sex

5 Reasons NOT To Do A Juice Cleanse

Ah, the juice cleanse. Many people swear by them, believing they can rid their body of “toxins,” give their organs a rest and kick-start a weight-loss program. But scientists, nutritionists and doctors are generally much more sceptical of the benefits of juice fasting. Some even consider them dangerous. So before trying one yourself, consider these 5 reasons not to do a juice cleanse.   1. A juice cleanse will slow down your metabolism Most juice… Read More »5 Reasons NOT To Do A Juice Cleanse