Fitness and Exercise

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.

How To Decide Between Yoga And Pilates

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living

While yoga and Pilates appear very similar, anyone who's taken both classes knows there is a difference. Lifestyle experts Gaiam say the biggest d...

4 Ways to Heal Your Body and Live a Healthy Life

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

You need a healthy life to create a healthy body. There is no quick fix, and no pharmaceutical can erase the effects of poor lifestyle choices. Studies have shown only 20 per cent of hospitalizations and deaths are caused by genetics alone, and health is 75 per cent lifestyle. The choices you make each time you eat, move, think and behave all play a pivotal role in creating your health, or lack thereof.

Exercising: How Much is Too Much?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It's "no pain, no gain" when it comes to seeing results at the gym, right? Well, Sunnybrook physiotherapist Alicia Savona says this is true, but like most rules, there are exceptions. Below are some telltale ways to gauge whether or not the muscle pain you're experiencing is normal.

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.

Follow These Steps for Injury-Free Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Learning to love running doesn't happen overnight. Too many people never develop a love of running. Their careers are cut short due to injury, usually because they make the mistake of running too much or too intensely too quickly! Don't be sidelined by injury! Run smart.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy Go Beyond Treating Injuries

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Given that May is National Physiotherapy Month I wanted to share three separate, yet connected, topics about physiotherapy to help you understand the incredible benefits it can provide, including: how to prevent injury using a technique known as "prehabilitation," and what exactly is physiotherapy.

7 Exercises To Try While Travelling

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living

We all know sitting all day is bad for your health, but sitting through a long flight might be even worse. Between the cramped seats in economy cla...

4 Ways to Freshen up Your Sex Life This Spring

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Just as our homes need some freshening, so do our sex lives. This time of year serves as a reminder to pause, and take a look at how you can positively contribute to not only the life around you, but to nurture the energy of the life within you.

Five Steps to Better Digestive Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew with simple steps towards better digestive health. The body constantly requires adaptation in response to related periods of life, the change of seasons, as well as everyday environmental and lifestyle factors. I'm thrilled to share with you my top five steps to refresh and renew your digestive system this spring season.

Beware of Joining Just Any Boot Camp This Spring

Brent Bishop | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

When it comes down to planning your spring workout routine, remember just like a fashion trend, there is no cookie-cutter approach to fitness. It is important to decide what is most important to you, your goals and your individual circumstances when selecting a boot camp to join.

Meet the Body Positive Blogger Working to Dispel Weight Loss Myths

Alison Tedford | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

Michele Burmaster of Disrupt Your Diet is a body positive blogger, an entrepreneur and an international role model in the fitness industry. She strives to change the fitness industry, while Disrupt Your Diet spreads the scientific evidence based truth about weight loss and fitness.

3 Ways to Lose Those Pesky Pounds

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Are you connected to your workout? Guess what, there is no app for that. If you want results in the gym, you need to buckle down, get focused and be part of your workout. Exercise needs to fit your time schedule. It needs to be fun, functional and effective.

Want to Be Healthy? Take the "Captain Obvious" Approach

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You don't have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don't eat gogi berries (or this month's equivalent miracle food). I am just saying that you don't need to spend oodles of money or follow a restrictive "diet," you just need to get back to basics.

10 Unique Ways to Stay Fit Without Joining a Gym

Gillian Farber | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

For all of you gym haters out there who may want to start working out but aren't quite sure where to start, here are ten unique and fun ways to get fit this spring and ready for the beach this summer -- without stepping foot inside a horrible death maze. I mean, gym.

What I Learned From The Reebok CrossFit Games

Gillian Mandich | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

I love CrossFit -- it's the only sport I know where the loudest cheers are for the last to finish. There is something magical about knowing that you are doing the same workout as people all over the world. Solidarity sweating breaks down geographical and language barriers - it is an amazing way to empathize and relate to others.

Yoga For The Best Sex Ever!

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

There's always going to be "the next hottest trend" trying to sell you on how you can have the best mind blowing, knock your hipster-socks off kind of sex. You know, the good-good kind of get-down. Yet, what is the actual key to having a great sex life? Eating more kale? Practicing vaginal weightlifting? Cultivating perfectly pruned pubes?

Taking a Break Will Help Your Running Life

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Running is hard on the body. Every time your foot hits the ground your body has to absorb six times your weight. To recover from this pounding your tissues need REST, cross-training, appropriate nutrition and water. Luckily, I love trying new workouts and when I don't run I have free time to experiment and try new classes.

Actually, You Don't Need Carbohydrates for Energy

Mike Sheridan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Mike Sheridan

Of all the nutrition and fitness misconceptions I hear, this is the front-runner for most ridiculous: "I need carbohydrates for energy." Unlike protein and fat, carbohydrates supply none of the elements necessary to build or repair tissue in the body, and provide no essential component.

Five Ways to Go From Chaos to Calm

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada
Sharon Vinderine

What would happen if I could spend some of that "busy time" with non-stress related items? What if I could find a more peaceful way to start and end my day? What if I could make a few small subtle changes that could change the outlook on my day? A lot of what if's that needed a firm action plan.

What You Need to Know if You Want to Start Running

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

There is a wealth of information explaining how anyone can learn how to run. You do not need to be in good shape or fast. To learn more about how any person can take the first steps on their path to running, I spoke with Luis Villagran, MEC Ambassador and ultrarunner. Luis shared his top tips, on how to start running.

How To Make Healthy Eating Simple -- And Fast

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

The "I don't have time for breakfast" excuse is one of my personal pet peeves. Everyone has time for breakfast, you just need to plan ahead. Hard boil a bunch of eggs. Then grab one of them plus a few cut of vegetables for a healthy meal in literally seconds. Make a smoothie the night before. Then drink it as you leave the house.

Six Secrets to Sticking with Your Fitness Goals

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
Natasha Koifman

Fitness resolutions are just as great because they bring attention to our physical well-being, but they can often become something we do only in January and then forget about. Like most people, sometimes I have trouble maintaining my fitness goals all year, so I'd like to share some tips that help me get back on track. I hope they will work for you too!

5 Ways to Stick to Your Health and Fitness Goals This Year

Daniela Andrews | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

First it was low-fat, then it was low-carb, now gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, grass-fed, organic, whatever. There will always be a new food trend on the radar, and if something works for you, then, by all means, incorporate it into your life, but don't be confused or confounded by what to eat. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.