Fitness and 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.

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.

Start Now - Setting Goals For The New Year

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

This year, transform your resolution into a lifestyle by starting now. Get a head start on the new year so you can begin 2017 as a happier and healthier version of yourself.

How Pokémon GO Can Help You Lose Weight

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Zeeshan Hayat

Whether it is counting calories, tracking activity or coaching you through your workout -- there is a fitness app for everything. As a relatively new trend, the jury is still out on whether these apps are really making a lasting difference in people's lives. So how has an app like Pokémon Go, that is not specifically targeted at those who want to increase their daily activity, become so much more effective and engaging than all the fitness apps before it?

The Biggest Myths Around Getting Fit

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

There are many crazy ideas around being fit and healthy. Just as there is a lot of good information out there on how you can be fit and healthy, there...

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.

You Need To Love Yourself

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

Pushing yourself and trying new things are all part of the weight loss transformation journey. It is all about the journey, never the destination. I now know that I can always work on certain aspects in my life and still continue to love myself. Whether it is trying new workouts or meditating, I will always be developing into a better person.

10 Life Changing Tea Tips

Sheena Brady | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sheena Brady

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity  --  so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol combined. There's always time for better tea, though, so here are ten tips and tricks to take your tea to the next level.

The World's Top Places For Outdoor Exercise

Booking.com | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

Tired of looking at the same gym walls while sculpting your killer abs? What about running mile after mile on a treadmill facing a group of sweaty powerlifters? Switch up your workout routine and stare upon a breathtaking mountain vista or run across a beautiful white sand beach in some of the world's best outdoor locales.

Escape The Canadian Winter In Saint Lucia

Brent Bishop | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada
Brent Bishop

Jade Mountain at Anse Chastenet Resort, suites with their own view of the Pitons (Courtesy of Saint Lucia Department of Tourism) As the days become ...

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 15-Minute Workout That Can Be Done Anywhere

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living

Everyone has 15 minutes to spare.

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.

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 ...

Want Good Mental Health? Then Get Ready To Move The Mind

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Thoughts and feelings without movement can become toxic, limiting us and keeping us away from what we need. Consequently, movement is essential to our life and health. There is no exceptional living without movement.

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.

A Positive Mindset Helped Me Lose Over Half My Body Weight

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

I was verbally bullied about my weight throughout school. The weight started increasing exponentially while I was in high school. That is when it started impacting my moods and the way I looked at life... I did not want to be around my friends and I started isolating myself. I became physically sick with stomach problems, mentally sick and looked down upon myself. I hit rock bottom.

How To Get Healthy (And Stay That Way)

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing -- especially doing over the long-term -- are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days -- sometimes a few months -- but long-term change is a whole other ballgame.

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.

Make Health Decisions As If You Were Making Them For A Loved One

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathleen Trotter

Get rid of your destructive internal dialogue. You wouldn't let your best friend or child talk badly about their body and self-worth; why is it okay for you to berate yourself? Obviously be honest. Don't tell yourself you are making healthy choices if you're not, but don't metaphorically flog yourself with unproductive self-hate.

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.

5 Things I've Learned As A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

As a new pelvic health physiotherapist, I am eager to educate, communicate and change the way pelvic health issues are currently addressed. It is not until we openly talk about this important health issue, that change will start to happen.

It's The Simple Choices That Pay Off Most For Your Health

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Instead of trying to overhaul all of your eating and lifestyle habits at once -- which often is overwhelming, complicated, expensive and sometimes even disgusting -- give your taste buds and life rhythms time to adjust. Find simple, realistic and effective healthy substitutions.

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.