Exercise Tips.

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 03.30.2016 | 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 03.10.2016 | 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 03.07.2016 | 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 02.23.2016 | 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 02.04.2016 | 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.

How To Train For A Healthy Heart

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

February is heart month, which means there is no better time than now to focus on your heart health. It's easy to take your ticker for granted -- you go about your daily life and probably don't think much about the organ that makes it all possible.

The 5 Best Abdominal Exercises (That Actually Get Results)

Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Topperman

We know that there's no great magic to achieving the perfect 6 pack, but rather it's about a lot of hard work and clean eating. This doesn't mean, however, that you shouldn't be working out your abdominal muscles on a regular basis. And these five exercises will provide you with the perfect core-focused workout for all of your ab-based aspirations this year.

The Most Effective Fitness Trends To Try This Year

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

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.

8 Cardio Moves That Will Tone Your Whole Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living

No treadmills or burpees necessary.

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

'Lack Of Time' Is A Valid Excuse When Getting Fit

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

The average gym workout tends to be around 45 minutes, that may include some strength training, cardio or a fitness class. I'm not big on spending more than 40-45 minutes in a gym but if you factor in a warm-up and cool-down you are usually at an hour.

How To Make Weightlifting A Little Less Intimidating

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living

And no, lifting won't make you bulk up.

Save Time With the 'Minute Workout'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

My current favourite workout is the "Minute Workout." It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to any particular pieces of equipment, you can do it anywhere.

Why It's Important to Work Out When You Have Kids

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Lindsay Gee

Moms are riddled with guilt. Guilt about lack of time. Guilt about the food we're putting on the table. What happens next? The workout you planned to do gets waylaid because you feel guilty about leaving your kids once again. Here's the thing, though. There are so many benefits to making fitness a priority in your life when you have children, and many of them benefit both you AND your children.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Session

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You should feel tired by the end. You should be breathing hard and a sit down rest should seem like the best idea ever. You shouldn't have enough energy left to add another 15 minutes of exercise. Your clothes should need to be washed because they smell like a gym locker.

You Can Master the Art of Active Aging

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Embracing the aging process is important even though at times it may be challenging. There are many measures we can take to age more gracefully and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle but the key factor is fitness.