Fitness and Exercise

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 ...

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.