Fitness and Exercise

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.

This Body Weight Exercise Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living

And best of all, no equipment is required.

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

15 Songs That Will Get You Moving This Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living

Congratulations, you've made it past resolution month!

A Beginner's Field Guide To Surviving The Slopes

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

The last time I donned a pair of skis, I was 15 -- and it wasn't even while cascading down a snow-white mountain. It was gliding down a modest hill in...

Surprise! You Can Have Kids And Still Work Out

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

"I'd work out if I didn't have kids." Many of us have thought this, or possibly said it out loud... and actually believed it. While there is no denying that adding "raising a healthy and functioning human being" into your life schedule adds a bit of pressure, the fact is that exercising is one of the best things you can do because you have kids, not in spite of them.

Ski Tips From A Newfound Skiing Addict

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

At 45, I am learning how to downhill ski and love it. To find out the best tips on how any adult can learn how to ski, I spoke with the experts. They ...

How To Choose The Best Personal Trainer

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

You don't need a personal trainer or coach to get fit and healthy, but it sure does help. This is why elite level athletes and Olympians need trainers and coaches, their work ethic is second to none but at some point guidance, motivation and the ability to progress is required.

What You Can Do Now To Promote Healthy Aging

Colin Blayney | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Blayney

It's no secret that people are living longer nowadays. From 1921 to 2011, life expectancy in Canada increased from 57.1 to 81.7, a gain of 24.6 years. If you want to make the most out of those extra 25 years, follow these simple guidelines.

This Resistance Band Workout Targets Your Entire Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Living

Put down the weights and pick up the bands instead.

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.

AMRAP Training: A Workout That's Anything But Boring

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

AMRAP stands for "as many rounds as possible." AMRAP is an example of time-based training. With AMRAP, you aim to fit in as many cycles of a circuit as possible within a set time frame. The faster you get through the reps of each exercise, the more times you will complete the entire circuit.

How To Deal With The New Year's Resolution Crowd

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

On January 1, the flood gates open and gyms are taken over by an abundance of new members. You've probably noticed this wherever you choose to get fit, and the crowds can be tough to navigate as lineups form for cardio equipment, classes turn people away and overcrowding becomes commonplace.

Counting Calories Is A Helpful Tool In The Short Term

Kia Khadem | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Storage Wars, Parking Wars, Shipping Wars. Those are all great shows to watch on TV. Diet Wars, however, is not a TV show, but rather a social media phenomenon I see daily. It's people arguing about the best approach to weight loss -- counting calories versus intuitive (mindful) eating.

Working Out Has Made Me Better At Sitting Down

Safa Jinje | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living
Safa Jinje

Last year, during a busy period of work, I found myself unable to control my posture at my desk. I'd try to sit up straight with my feet firmly planted, shoulders back and tummy tucked, but my body wouldn't support me. As a healthy 28-year-old woman, I knew it wasn't OK to feel this way.

Debunking The Detox Delusion: How To Do A Science Based Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ...

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.

6 Steps To Achieving Your New Year's Resolutions

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

I have been in this industry for almost a decade and a half and have watched thousands of people go through the resolution process. I have seen abysmal failures and I have seen unbelievable successes. Here are the six key elements shared by those who beat the statistics and accomplish true, long term, change.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick By Breaking Bad Habits

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

How can you become a healthier version of yourself if you're not willing to question your habits or beliefs and do things differently? Basically, stop being married to what you "do" or "don't do." If you are unhappy with your health (or who you are dating or your job), what you are doing is obviously not helpful or useful!

Make Healthy Living A Lifestyle, Not A Resolution

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you are going to make the "be healthy" resolution, let me help you with a few thoughts. Make the resolution something you can absolutely make happen. Here's four simple ways to make 2016 a healthy year, and 2017, and all the years to follow.

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.

This Holiday Season, Don't Be A Fitness A**hole

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

The entire fitness industry decides that the best thing we can do at this time of year is attempt to make your life miserable; by telling you how many stupid things you do, how you don't exercise enough, and how you don't have any willpower. We also tell you that any kind of life enjoyment will make you over fat and probably die.

I Was The Fattest Person In The Room -- Until One Day, I Had Enough

BrazenWoman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

As I continued to lose weight and get stronger, I no longer had a to-do list full of other people's priorities. I now had personal goals that were all about me. I was losing weight with purpose, so that I could run, jump, play and enjoy my life. Being active was becoming fun. I was in my fifties, and I was just now learning how to play.

6 Ways To Stay Happy And Healthy This Holiday Season

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Holiday perfection is not possible, not to mention, it is not fun. So, instead of being restrictive this December, make your holiday survival strategy all about moderation.