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Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Physiotherapist; Award-winning group fitness instructor; VP of Fitness Innovation and Development at GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro

Maureen (Mo) Hagan is licensed physiotherapist, director of education for canfitpro, a vice president at GoodLife Fitness, author, and an international award-winning group fitness instructor and program director

Simplify Your Exercise Routine

Simplifying your approach to maintaining a regular exercise routine and eating healthy can make a world of difference to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many people struggle with fitting exercise int...
09/21/2017 15:00 EDT

Take Your Fitness Outdoors

Longer days and hot sunny weather can make it more tempting than ever to trade in your fitness routine for barbecues and poolside beverages. But it doesn't have to be all or nothing when it comes to g...
06/16/2017 03:54 EDT
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Walk Your Way To Happiness

Walking, like most aerobic activity, is good for your heart and lungs. It strengthens cardiovascular fitness all while toning your muscles and burning calories. Walking is low impact, so it doesn't have the same potential for injury as jogging or running. It's also a bodyweight exercise, meaning it will help improve your strength, posture, bone density and stamina. Walking aids blood circulation, lymphatic health (to rid the body of toxins and waste products) and helps regulate blood sugar.
04/10/2017 03:24 EDT
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How To Best Manage Your Stress

Stress -- it's that feeling we know all too well when things get busy at work, you're balancing what feels like a million different tasks at home and you still have to find that time to squeeze in a workout. It can be overwhelming, there's no denying that. The reality is, stress is just a part of life. However, the way we learn to manage stress makes all the difference in how it impacts our health.
10/11/2016 09:58 EDT
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Strike A Balance As You Get Back Into Routine This Fall

September is here, and with the arrival of the cooler crisp air and changing colours we are adjusting to getting back into the comfort of our familiar routines. Getting back into the swing of things can be quite hectic after a summer of relaxation -- holidays are over, kids are back at school, school year activities begin and your personal time is minimal.
09/14/2016 02:29 EDT
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Moms Who Make Time For Exercise Set A Healthy Example

Not only is it important for mothers to talk the talk and help instill these values into their children, but they need to be prepared to walk the walk. Many mothers are so busy taking care of their family they neglect their own well-being. In order to be at your best in every aspect of life, you need to invest in yourself first!
05/06/2016 03:28 EDT
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7 Tips For Running Your First 5K

There are so many great benefits of running and it can become a healthy lifestyle addiction. It's an easy (once you get the hang of it), inexpensive sport that will help you get fit and also get you outside of your normal exercise routine. Trust me when I say, if you can walk, you can run!
04/04/2016 11:03 EDT
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The Most Effective Fitness Trends To Try This Year

To those Canadians who are motivated by the arrival of January 1 to go to your local gym, I say WAY TO GO! Don't listen to the people who want to throw depressing stats in your face or tell you that you won't go to the gym past February.Instead, block out that negativity and focus on this one positive thought -- all you need to do is show up.
01/06/2016 04:53 EST
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How to Stay Fit on Vacation

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.
06/26/2015 12:55 EDT
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Six Tips to Improve Your Self-Confidence

Building your confidence is similar to building a house: you need a foundation, strong walls and a good roof. It takes time, as you may need to break years of bad habits and negative perceptions, basically rewiring your brain to think differently. Here are some simple yet powerful strategies that will help you re-frame your situation and to put you on the path to building your self-confidence:
04/21/2015 01:17 EDT
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Top 10 Most Effective Fitness Trends to Try in 2015

Rather than identifying trends that were going to be popular in 2015, canfitpro reviewed the almost 2,000 responses to determine what is predicted to make the biggest positive impact on the health and fitness of Canadians. Take a look at the full list of health and fitness trends that are going to improve the health of Canadians in the upcoming year.
12/31/2014 01:12 EST