Exercise Tips.

This Is Why People Who Exercise Look So Annoyingly Happy

HuffPost Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living

Time to recommit to the gym.

This Is Why You Might Want To Skip Breakfast Before Working Out

HuffPost Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Living

But not everyone should.

Kids Only Need 10 Minutes Of Intense Exercise A Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Parents

We can all manage that.

The Biggest Lie In Fitness Is Sabotaging Your Workout

Margot McKinnon | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Living
Margot McKinnon

In a fitness culture that still toes the "bigger, faster, farther and heavier is better" line, many of us end up pushing ourselves far beyond what is necessary to achieve functional strength, often risking injury to do so. How can we evolve our mindset to optimize our exercise routine?

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."

How Many Steps A Day Should You Be Taking?

Jamie Logie | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

We've spent a lot of time off our feet and this hasn't been the healthiest thing in the world. You might think the idea that sitting can make you sick is weird but when you realize adults are sedentary for 60 per cent of the day and the average person sits six hours a day you can see how inactive we really are.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Best Time To Work Out During Your Menstrual Cycle

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living

Training during this specific time frame can be beneficial for your muscles.

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.

Four Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Cardio Session

AFP/ Relaxnews | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Living

Focus on duration first, intensity second.

The Full Body Workout You Can Do With Your Baby

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living

Now you don't have to worry about finding a sitter.

For A Healthier Lifestyle, Make (And Own) Your Priorities

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You need to become conscious of how often you mindlessly say you are "too busy" to make healthy choices. Then take a moment to ask yourself what is really going on. You may be busy, but are you really too busy?

How To Find Time To Work Out This Summer

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

Mix it up so you don't get bored.

The Best (And Worst) Exercises For Arthritis And Joint Pain

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Activity is a natural remedy for arthritis. It helps feed the joint cartilage, keeping the joints moving freely. Activity maintains muscle strength that is important for balance and decreases the overall risk of falls. It makes everyday activities easier by decreasing stiffness and boosting energy. Staying active also opens the door to, quite literally, exercising some control over your condition.

Longer Isn't Necessarily Better When You Work Out

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living

If you think you don't have time to get fit, think again. A Canadian study has found that just a single minute of high intensity exercise can give the...

Here's How Exercise Haters Can Fall In Love With Fitness

Alicia Jones | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Living
Alicia Jones

No matter how beneficial fitness can be, the pain, the time consuming effort and the negative sensations have ironically created a very unhealthy relationship between you and this very healthy activity. Truthfully it's not your fault. There are some very legitimate reasons you may have grown to hate fitness, but there is hope.

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make In The Gym

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

We've all seen the blooper videos of people doing things completely wrong in the gym. Well, I asked 10 health and fitness experts from Free Form Fitness personal training studios to give us their thoughts.

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

3 Mindset Shifts You Need To Start Getting Fit

Jamie Logie | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

I've worked in fitness for a long time and I find the biggest obstacle people face when attempting to get fit is right in their own head. You start coming up with all these potential issues that are going to prevent you from getting started and making progress and that leads to self-sabotage,

5 Reasons Why Working Out With Your Valentine Is Sweet

Heather Gardner | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Living
Heather Gardner

Working out with your partner is a great way to spend quality time together, be motivated to actually hit the gym and have a ton of fun. Research shows that working out with your partner will motivate you to work out longer and harder. So, grab your loved one and do something good for each other.