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How to Choose the Perfect Sports Bra

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I started running in 1991. During this time, finding a good, supportive sports bra was really limited. The sports bras were mostly cross back and strapped you in. There wasn't much stretch and I could barely breathe -- the bras were so restrictive. At the end of a long run, I would have painful chafing. Not fun.

Want to Be Empowered? Go to the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

If we can learn one thing from the Parapan Am athletes, it's that we can fulfill our dreams and find greatness in the most difficult and unconventional of circumstances. But we need to believe in ourselves, first and foremost. Then we need to follow through with hard work and grit. The Toronto Parapan Am Games will be the largest ever held, with more than 1600 athletes from 28 countries. Attend the Games to support the athletes but, more importantly, to be inspired and empowered by them.

What Aspiring Female Leaders Can Learn From the World of Sports

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

There are many lessons aspiring women leaders can learn from sports coaches and managers. First, there's the importance of connecting with others to build a cohesive team, then there's using positive self-talk to enhance performance, and finally there is looking forward, rather than backward, when the opposition scores a goal.

We Can Decide What Our Pan Am Legacy Will Be

Jon Packer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

The legacy debate this week is now about whether the Pan Am Games will lead Toronto to an Olympic bid. The reality is it doesn't matter. Toronto has already won by hosting a pan-American event that has taught us we can make this city any way we choose.

How to Stand up Paddle Board

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Some of my favourite memories are paddling and laughing with friends. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has really taken off in the past few years and it seems now more than ever people are trying this fun outdoor activity.

13 Sports That Hit The Big Leagues At Pan Am And Para Pan Am Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

If you still aren't on the Pan Am bandwagon, it's time to climb aboard. The 2015 games, which started on July 10th, are the third largest internati...

4 Ways to Build Self-Confidence and Boost Your Performance

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand. Extensive evidence shows this belief in oneself has positive impact on performance. Research shows that self-confidence is a universal skill that anyone can learn with little effort, not an innate ability reserved for the elite among us.

In Sport Inclusion, There Are No Sidelines

Kristina Flynn | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Impact
Kristina Flynn

Sport and recreation is something we're all exposed to -- from gym class as children, to swim class as seniors -- sport has the potential to lift people up and bring us together. But for many, recreational sport can also be the first time they experience exclusion and discrimination.

Olympian Asks Twitter To Name Her Baby

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

"People probably think we're crazy, but it's fun. It will be a fun story to tell our child."

This Program Helped My Son With Epilepsy Play Sports Again

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Epilepsy Ontario

When my son Griffin was diagnosed with epilepsy at two years old, I mourned his loss of minor hockey and other organized sports -- activities I assumed he'd never play. Thankfully, when Griffin was five, his mother found the Game On program offered at London's Epilepsy Support Centre

A Win at the Women's World Cup Isn't a Win For Women's Rights

Jess Tomlin | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jess Tomlin

The right for women to play and attend sports is still, very literally, not an equal playing field. We have only to look as far as the complaint that female FIFA athletes filed to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to know this is true. But, sadly, we cannot stop there. In other words, we must not mistake a win at the World Cup as a win for women's rights. In fact, just last Wednesday as my Canadian daughter sat in the stadium cheering France to victory, men in Tehran were protesting women being allowed--in very limited numbers--inside Iranian stadiums. We have a long way to go.

Fantasy Leagues Are No Longer Just for Sports

Jason Meller | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada
Jason Meller

I believe that if anyone could ever duplicate "the experience" of fantasy sports, and find a way to apply it to other genres outside of sports, it could be a huge success. Recently, I've found a couple of great examples that have successfully transitioned the fantasy sports experience, and brought it to new pop culture audiences.

Will the Sexual Orientation of Michael Sam and Other LGBT Players Ever Be Irrelevant?

Avi Goldberg | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Living
Avi Goldberg

In the context of a fluid reality, one in which expectations and potentials for sexual minorities in both society and sports are both changing and not quite resolved, Michael Sam held an historic press conference in Montreal. And, reflective of both the desire for more change as well as the fact that we're not quite sure what to do to take those final steps, there was neither consensus on what needed to be asked and said about sexuality and sports nor on whether anything had to be asked or said about that subject at all

An Open Letter to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

Toronto Maple Leafs, how did your confidence dissipate so thoroughly? Is it possible the challenge to the Toronto Maple Leafs does not only start and stop in the dressing room, during practices and throughout a game? Might it be the real trouble emanates from the psyche of the town in which you play and where I live. 

Don't Know A Single Thing About Sports?

Candidly Nicole | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Living

When you're married to a sports nut, sometimes it helps to know a little about their favorite teams. Like, for instance, what sport the team plays. So...

Can McDavid Turn The Floundering Oilers Around?

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It's going to open up a lot of options for the Oilers."

Travel: Panorama B.C.

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Our winter weekend getaway to the new-and-improved Panorama Mountain Resort in southeast B.C. took us to the top of the world--here's our itinerary to help you achieve great heights, too.

The World Cup Is Out To Ruin Hockey's Underdogs

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

But the fact is, if I'm a Swiss hockey player, I don't really care if I'm not going to win a gold medal. Same if I'm Latvian or Slovenian, or anything else. I'm proud to play for my country -- I'm proud to lose with my country.

Top Tips for Cross-Country Skiing Newbies

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Being outdoors and enjoying nature is one of the happiest parts of my life. Cross country skiing is in that category of happy experiences. In fact, it is probably at the very top of the list. It is an amazing way to be outside, get some fresh air and make friends. Best of all it is really easy to learn.

How To Snowshoe For Fitness

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Photo Courtesy Of Grouse Mountain Last week, I wrote a blog about "The Many Health Benefits of Snowshoeing." I had such a great response and so many...

How to Find a Sports Bra That Fits Just Right

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am a curvy woman and also very active. When I first started running in 1991, I quickly understood the need for proper support. Recently, I spoke with Olivia Leroux, Marketing and Sales Manager of Anita Canada. Olivia shared with me the top tips for women of all shapes, to find the best fitting athletic bra.

Why Can't We Just Accept Baseball's Steroid Era?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

We all -- as fans -- pretended we were outraged and shocked when our favourite players, our icons were named to the lists and the reports and the chapters of Jose Canseco's memoir. In fact, we were pretending when we treated these guys as icons in the first place. They're just men... silly, stupid, bloated, inflated men with egos and fears and faults.

Get Organized: Family-Friendly Sports Leagues

Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Travel

There are many reasons to get your kids involved in sports from a young age. It can help with their social skills, boost their self-esteem, give them ...

How Football Helped One Woman Reach Her Dreams

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Dana Marie Krook

Although for Taylor, football seems to be about fun, fitness and friends, she is building potential inside herself, as well as creating an example for other girls about what is possible when you go after what you want. Perhaps she doesn't see that just yet. But I think she will.

The Smart Sports Fan: Getting The Family To The Game Without Breaking The Bank

Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Travel

For many children, going to your first professional sporting event with your parents is a rite of passage and an exercise in family bonding. But with ...