Fitness and Exercise

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.

How Lifestyle Changes Can Affect Breast Cancer

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I have treated patients with breast cancer for more than 30 years as a medical oncologist. And I have found that most of the women in my practice are desperately looking for things they can do beyond standard treatment to increase their chance of cure. Unfortunately, many fall prey to false claims they read over the Internet or hear from well-meaning friends and relatives. They adhere to extremely strict diets -- no meat, no dairy, no sugar -- or turn to various "supplements" with unproven effectiveness and often even unproven safety.

How Exercise Is Good For Our Brains

Lifetime Daily | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Overall, the benefits of regular exercise aren't that surprising. We know it's great for weight control, strength and cardiovascular health. However, there's another key benefit that's very important to us as we age: the neurological benefits of exercise.

10 Kathleen-Approved Fitness Hacks

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

I am going to admit something. I didn't know "fitness hacks" were a thing until Lisa Davis asked me to chat about them on her show Talk Healthy Today....

The Definitive Guide To Working Out At Home

Kia Khadem | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Working out at home might be just what you need to get back into the workout groove if work or life has started to get in the way. The convenience, privacy and comfort it offers kick a ton of "can't workout because X" excuses in the can and lets you take control of your health on your own time.

5 Ways To Celebrate Canada's 150th In The Great Outdoors

Marissa Schroder | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

If ever there was a time to take a Canadian stay-cation and explore the Great White North, 2017 is it. From coast-to-coast Canadians will be celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial -- a grand party for our nation's 150th. And what better place to mark the celebration than in the great outdoors?

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?

How To Create A Health Strategy For Long-Term Results

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you constantly on and off your fitness horse? Instead of getting back on and hoping for different results, rethink your strategy. Ask yourself, "What has and has not worked in the past?" Pinpoint the valuable lessons and work to reproduce successful approaches. Abandon anything else.

My favourite things -- the 2017 edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

My 2017 goal for you is to put yourself at the top of your "favourite things" list; make 2017 the year of YOU!

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.

This Hollywood Fitness Trainer Says Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Andrea Chrysanthou

Harley Pasternak, a Canadian-born trainer is adamant that what you eat is more important than how you exercise.

Achieve Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions With These Tips

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Have you previously made New Year's resolutions to lose weight? This year, let's make it more about what's on the inside: improving your physical fitness and increasing your levels of activity. Mandana Jam-Modarai, an Occupational Therapist at St. John's Rehab, offers tips to help you keep your fitness resolve.

Your Microbes May Help Your New Year's Workout Resolution

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg For years, researchers have been examining how microbes help us stay healthy through exercise. Over this time, several mechanisms have been identified and shared across the scientific literature spectrum. While beneficial to scientists, this scattered route has not been particularly helpful to most Canadians.

Choose Joy By Choosing To Exercise

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.

Give A Better Gift This Year

Brent Bishop | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada
Brent Bishop

It's that time of year again where the stores are packed with people, mall parking lots are difficult to navigate and the stress of finding the right ...

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 ...