Canada Exercise

What Really Keeps Us Motivated In Life?

Margot McKinnon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Margot McKinnon

As surely as gyms and fitness studios will be packed with newly motivated men and women every January, they will have cleared out come March. The typical 8-12 week motivation drop-off is a well-documented phenomenon. So if you have made a resolution to get healthy and fit this year and you are already losing steam don't worry, you are not alone.

Transition Into Spring With A New Fitness Routine

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Transitions aren't always easy, in fact, many people are resistant to change. Take some time for yourself to envision your goals and the changes you are wanting to make. This will help you incorporate those small changes into your routine, both in and out of the gym.

Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."

A Modern Take On Living And Eating Well

Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living

You’re a modern woman who is constantly on the run. You go to events, spend time with friends and have a demanding job. You're blissfully busy, so how do you make time to eat well, exercise and have a little fun while you're at it? Our AOL contributors list their strategies in collaboration with Dr. Oetker Ristorante Ultra Thin Crust, now available in Kale Bacon Ricotta. How do you take the time to live and eat well?

Show Your Heart Some Love With These Exercises

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Heart exercise, simply put, is aerobic exercise--a form of physical activity that causes you to breathe harder and your heart to pump faster, circulating blood through your veins so oxygen can get to the working muscles -- your heart is a muscle, see the connection?

This Might Be Why You're Not Seeing Results From Your Workout

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living

After all, variety is the spice of life.

This Hollywood Fitness Trainer Says Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Andrea Chrysanthou

Harley Pasternak, a Canadian-born trainer is adamant that what you eat is more important than how you exercise.

Searching For Motivation? Try Having Some Fitness Fun

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I love sampling different fun fitness classes -- both at home (in Toronto) and when traveling. Trying something new helps me stay motivated, plus booking my workouts before I fly ensures that I always work out. I would never forfeit my money by not showing up.

5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday Season

Jane Dummer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner. So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a couple of pounds? Well, the fact is those pounds can add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in your overall weight.

6 Exercises To Make Sure You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

I know, we're only in November, but the end of the year is actually a great chance to re-evaluate your goals with enough time to prepare for the New Year ahead of you. So even though it may seem like an unconventional time to take stock of what you were hoping to accomplish this 2016, it's actually a great time to recognize your accomplishments.

5 Reasons Athletes Should Pay Much More Attention To Injuries

Ian Warner | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Ian Warner

Being a champion and enjoying many of the benefits of success as an athlete can be great. What they don't tell you is that the same body you put through so much now will be the same one you have to stick with as you grow old.

A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The November Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Favourite thing about fall: Running outside. I love running -- it is my bliss! Running in the fall is particularly enjoyable; it is not too hot and not too cold! A few tips... A. You may feel cold at first, but you will warm up quickly. B. Experiment until you find your perfect running attire.... C. Get a jacket with pockets.

Working Out Was The Start To My New Life

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

There are many days that I want to just stay in bed and sleep but I push myself out the door to the gym and I feel like a whole different person afterwards. When I was at my lowest mental state and 100 pounds overweight, it was hard to even walk through the doors to a gym. I was completely out of shape and had no idea what to do.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Supporting A Loved One On Their Health Journey

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is an active process; no one can force anyone else -- no matter how much they love them -- to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your loved one has to be at least interested in having the "health conversation." Health is a process, and in order for long-term changes to occur, the person must want to -- and be ready to -- be part of the process... The million-dollar question becomes, how do you support a loved one's journey to become fit, without them feeling judged, belittled, and criticized?

How To Best Manage Your Stress

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

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.

Are You Working Out For Today Or Tomorrow?

Lee Boyce | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada
Lee Boyce

It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media creates a platform for voic...

Fall Into These Perfect Autumn Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

I am not sure how this is possible, but it is officially fall and this is my sixth "favourite things" themed blog. Time seriously just disappears! If ...

Good Posture Matters More Than You Think

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When you were growing up, your parents or teachers probably told you to sit and stand straight, instead of slouching your back and shoulders. They themselves may not have exactly known why that was important, it just seemed that way. But more recent science has found that they were actually right in many more ways than they imagined.

Body Weight Workouts That Get Results

Jamie Logie | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Bodyweight exercises are something that can be done anywhere, anytime and still give you a great workout without having to fight for parking spots at the gym or manoeuvre around the selfie taking crowd. Here's why bodyweight exercises can be very beneficial and a few combinations of them for a quick workout when you're in a rush.

I'm A 50-Year-Old Who Will Defend Her Right To Play Pokemon Go

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

And quite frankly, I'm tired of non-players insisting that it's a total waste of time. I think you should let your kids play, and while you're at it, you should join them and play, too!

Strike A Balance As You Get Back Into Routine This Fall

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

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.

How To Get Motivated To Reach Your Health Goals

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

If you find your motivation waning, you might just be bored. Finding new activities or foods that you enjoy can make the difference between quitting and succeeding. Whenever you find yourself in a rut, try a new activity, take a cooking class, or recruit a workout partner. If it's been a few months, it may even be time to set a new goal!

Jillian Michael's Top Tip For Weight Loss (Hint: It's Not Exercise)

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Chrysanthou

You've likely seen celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels putting people through rigorous workouts to lose weight, but when it comes to shedding pounds, Michaels says diet is more important than exercise. In fact, she says it's critical.

On Your Feet! Ways To Spend Less Time Sitting

Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living

On your feet! Ways to spend less time sitting. From the AOL Partner Studio

8 Healthy Extras You Can Do Every Day

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.