Canada Fitness

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!

5 Fun Cross-Training Winter Activities To Keep You Active

Christine Blanchette | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Christine Blanchette

Incorporating cross-training once or twice a week in your workout routine will keep you motivated with your running, build strength and help prevent injury. In addition, cross-training is a good alternative to running when you can't run due to poor weather conditions.

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.

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.

I Listened To The Stories Of Those Impacted By Monsanto's Greed

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Parent

It was a chance to hear from some of the many victims of Monsanto and how that company has affected every level of our lives: from the food we put into our bodies and the issues associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, to the adverse impacts its corporate greed has on poverty and food security.

Calcium Supplementation Can Slow Bone Loss In Men Aged 55 And Over

Kia Khadem | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Osteoporosis. It's the cause of over 80 per cent of all fractures in people over 50 That's more common than having a heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer -- combined. It affects us all at some point. Most of us think it's a problem that only women should care about. Not true.

'Weight Cutting' For Sport Is Eating Disorder By Another Name

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

As dangerous as these rapid weight-loss practices are for adult athletes, the potential damage to young athletes is even scarier. In some sports, kids as young as eight years old using extreme measures to lose weight before competition.

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.

Stop With The Generic Mindless Warm-Up

Kia Khadem | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Expect your warmup routine to take a little longer at first when you start adding in these exercises. But after you run through them a few times it will take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. If 10 minutes is still too long for you to spend on a proper warm-up, think about this: 

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.

Are You Working Out For Today Or Tomorrow?

Lee Boyce | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada
Lee Boyce

It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media creates a platform for voic...

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 ...

You Can Combat Arthritis With Strength Training

Blair Wilson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Blair Wilson

September marks the National Arthritis Month, a disease that affects over 4.6 million Canadian adults - some as young as 15 years of age. A common misconception of arthritis -- inflammation of the joints -- is that those experiencing symptoms should not workout, however, this is simply a untrue.

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.

Are You Fueling Your Workouts Right?

Lindsay Jang | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Are you hungry before, during or after your workout? If the answer is yes, start by adding a pre-workout snack, re-evaluate and then add a post workout snack if you decide it's needed. If not, the fuel you're giving yourself throughout the day is likely enough.

Get Out Of The Fat-Burning Zone

Jessica Zapata | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Zapata

Cardio is hard-io but oh so important. And not for the reasons you might think. In fact, when most people think about cardio they think weight loss but it's time to change that mindset -- weight loss is a nice side effect but it's not the main reason for you to break a sweat.

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.

Never Forget What's Really In Your Energy/Sports Drinks

Marc Davis | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Sports drinks are marketed as the ideal beverages for optimal exercise and recuperation in energy-sapping hot weather. And energy drinks are supposed to help keep us going when we would ordinarily tire. But don't be fooled.

How To Get Motivated To Reach Your Health Goals

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

If you find your motivation waning, you might just be bored. Finding new activities or foods that you enjoy can make the difference between quitting and succeeding. Whenever you find yourself in a rut, try a new activity, take a cooking class, or recruit a workout partner. If it's been a few months, it may even be time to set a new goal!

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.

On Your Feet! Ways To Spend Less Time Sitting

Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living

On your feet! Ways to spend less time sitting. From the AOL Partner Studio