Canada Exercise

8 Fitness Trends To Look Out For In 2016

Colin Blayney | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Colin Blayney

The world of fitness is one that seldom stays the same, and for good reason. As we get closer to the New Year, a time when many of us vow to make exercise a priority, here is my forecast on fitness trends that will get you pumped to try something new and turn your resolutions into reality.

5 Ways To Make Cold Weather Training More Bearable

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

It's getting dark and cold here in Canada. Cold weather and less sunlight changes your body in a few different ways. Here are five tips that can help you conquer the cold weather and stay on track with your fitness goals.

Blackcurrant Can Pack A Punch For Athletes

Carl Thompson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Carl Thompson

You're at the gym working out, building up a killer thirst and running low on energy, and you gulp down a big-name sports drink, ingesting an artifici...

A Healthy And Full Life Can Start At Work

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you want to be healthy, and you work for a large corporation answer me this. Do you use your benefits package? If you want to get ahead at work, use your benefits program. The healthier and more energetic you are, the better your performance.

'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.

Maximizing Your Workout By Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Brent Bishop | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

From sleep apnea to brain drain, from too much melatonin to not enough magnesium -- it's hard to know what can really be causing your sleep issues. Sleep is one of the most important things we do for ourselves, and may be the most important. Lack of sleep can lead to lowered concentration, increased stress, and even greater susceptibility to colds and flus.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Is Awesome For Your Sex Life

Carlen Costa | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Our genitalia experiences pleasure because of the interaction with our nerve endings. When experiencing pelvic zone pleasure in particular, much like osteopathy or yoga, FST helps to decompress your pelvis and open your hips to help expand not only range of motion, but the sensing of pleasure as well.

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.

Running Is Not The Best Exercise To Get Fit

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

For some reason everyone thinks that it is OK for anyone to go running in an effort to improve their health. This is simply not an appropriate recommendation. Running is not the BEST form of exercise. It is simply a form of exercise and one that requires preliminary strength and mobility prior to starting.

Combat Mom Bum In 20 Minutes

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

You know the bum I'm talking about, right? A little saggy, a little flat, a little wider than what it used to be. Mom bum. The fact is the body changes, often permanently, during pregnancy. With each subsequent pregnancy, it can change more and more.

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.

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

I prefer a holistic approach to the treatment of depression, that may include prescription drugs in some cases. And feel that many people aren't aware of the lifestyle adjustments and holistic remedies they can use to help them either avoid depression medication.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Thanksgiving is upon us once more, and with it comes enticing treats and splurges that we might otherwise pass on during the rest of the year. Will you still be giving thanks after your feast, or will you be left bloated and regretful?

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

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.01.2015 | 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.

You Can Master the Art of Active Aging

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 10.01.2015 | 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.

My Strength From Training Helped Me Care for My Sick Dad

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

As an overweight kid who discovered the transformational power of fitness as a teenager, training to improve my fitness and my physique has always been a huge motivator. For many years it was why I trained. But it was not until my father became ill that I truly realized the insurmountable power of fitness.

Fitness Doesn't Take a Vacation Because You Do

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"But I'm on vacation!" This is just one of the excuses we give ourselves when we decide to forfeit our fitness routines while traveling. But whether you're traveling for fun or for work, it can be one of the best times to change or ramp up your exercise.

Free Weights Offer a Safer, More Efficient Workout Than Machines

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You shouldn't use machines because they make no sense for your body. You are designed to work as a smooth, coordinated unit. You are your own machine. You don't want some metal contraption forcing you into positions and angles that you would never encounter in real life. What sense does that make?

Here's Where You Can Go for a Hike This Fall

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If you haven't hiked before, you may be wondering where to start -- literally, as in where to start your hike. For the urbanites among us, hiking may seem like something that is done far, far away. But I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to hear how many trails you can find in the city.

The Road to Happiness

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

The happiness train. It seems to be a non-stop ride where we put a ridiculous amount of pressure on ourselves to be happy. Always. Or at least as often as possible. Visit Amazon alone and find over 17,000 books on happiness. There's a reason there are that many books on the topic.

5 Reasons to Stop Cardio

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Excessive cardio could be inflicting unseen and unfelt damage. All body systems are important, but a weak cardiovascular system will not transport blood, oxygen, and nutrients, affecting every other system in a profound way. In short, yes, you need to exercise to improve your cardio health.

How to Choose the Perfect Sports Bra

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.04.2015 | 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.

6 Brutally Honest Reasons You Aren't Seeing Weight Loss Results

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Your life is yours to live. Be reasonable, responsible, and realistic. Take each of these six truths to heart. Live them. Mold your lives around them. And you will achieve every single health and fitness goal you have ever had.

5 Ways to Stick to Your Morning Workout

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

So you've committed to morning workouts. Good for you! Exercising first thing in the morning boosts energy and productivity for the rest of the day, and you're less likely to talk yourself out of it than a sweat session scheduled after work.

10 Lifestyle Tips to Help You Look and Feel Younger

Jay Bradley | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jay Bradley

Many of us will admit that we want to look younger. Almost all of us want to live longer provided we do it with zest, happiness, and good health! All this talk about anti-aging and wellness can be overwhelming at times. Is there a simple way to turn back the clock and get more bang for our buck while we're here?