FITNESS

Fun Outdoor Exercises

This summer, capitalize on the beautiful weather by taking your workouts outside! Who needs to waste valuable time getting to and from the gym -- or lose fitness ground by slacking on vacation -- when...

Take Your Fitness Outdoors

Longer days and hot sunny weather can make it more tempting than ever to trade in your fitness routine for barbecues and poolside beverages. But it doesn't have to be all or nothing when it comes to g...
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My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

I am currently renewing my fascial stretching certification from the Stretch To Win Institute. (Fascia is sheets of connective webbing that encases and connects the entire body; it unites bones and muscles.) I do partner fascial stretching with clients, but attending the course reminded me how wonderful the motions feel in my own body. I am now re-motivated to prioritize fascial stretching after every run.
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Walk Your Way To Happiness

Walking, like most aerobic activity, is good for your heart and lungs. It strengthens cardiovascular fitness all while toning your muscles and burning calories. Walking is low impact, so it doesn't have the same potential for injury as jogging or running. It's also a bodyweight exercise, meaning it will help improve your strength, posture, bone density and stamina. Walking aids blood circulation, lymphatic health (to rid the body of toxins and waste products) and helps regulate blood sugar.