Canada Fitness

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

The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks In The United States

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Get Leashed Magazine

August 25 marks 100 years of America's National Park Service. With this auspicious centennial upon us, it's the summer to celebrate outdoor adventure. What better way to usher in the second century of America's National Parks than by getting fit with your pet at your side?

Focus On Fitness, Not Fatness

Jessica Zapata | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Zapata

Have you ever noticed that people who are active or play sports always seem to be able to do more things -- they just appear to enjoy life more than their sedentary, unfit counterparts. They are able to move their body with more ease and generally have no problem carrying out normal activities of daily living.

Wait, There Are Purely Practical Reasons To Sculpt A Sexy Six Pack?

Marc Davis | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Alluring though a tight midsection may be, it isn't necessarily just for show. It has health-promoting benefits, too. Amazingly, it can actually help fend off some serious degenerative diseases and other debilitating conditions.

My Favourite Things: August Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

This is my fifth "favourite things" themed blog. I was inspired to start the series this past February; I was sharing a healthy recipe with a client a...

Don't Let Age Come Between You And An Adventurous Life

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

What is it that holds us back? Sometimes it's something quite practical -- like the two herniated disks in my lower back -- or the fact that I've had four children and even a sneeze can result in something embarrassing. But sometimes it's not wanting to get out of our comfort zone.

5 Ways To Stay Fit While On Vacation

Jamie Logie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

We are right into the swing of things with summer and many are underway with vacations and travelling. It's a good time to relax and explore but it doesn't mean you have to leave your fitness behind. Follow these tips so your trips abroad won't lead to regret once you're back home.

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.

Pick Your Food For A Better Mood

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

There's been lots of discussion recently about the gut microbiome, an ecosystem which consists of several hundred different species of bacteria. An imbalance in this ecosystem (an overgrowth or 'bad' bacteria or a lack of diversity), can lead to negative symptoms connected to a range of diseases, including autism, obesity, depression, anxiety, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma and other digestive and mental health issues.

For A Healthier Lifestyle, Make (And Own) Your Priorities

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You need to become conscious of how often you mindlessly say you are "too busy" to make healthy choices. Then take a moment to ask yourself what is really going on. You may be busy, but are you really too busy?

Spice Up Your Core Workout With Add-On Sets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times -- and almost impossible when you feel like yawning! Core workouts can be particularly yawn-worthy. Front planks, crunches, bike kicks... snore. The great news is, your workout doesn't have to put you to sleep!

15 Songs To Push You Through A Tough Summer Workout

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living

Push harder, run faster and feel that stretch.

10 Tips To Help Train For An Ironman

Melissa Jovanoski | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Melissa Jovanoski

Preparing and completing an Ironman is one the greatest physical challenges any human can endure -- but one of the most rewarding. So that's why we talked to Toronto native Lynn Tougas, who has competed in several to date. If you're planning to compete, check out her 10 tips for success!

The Unexpected Things That Happen When A Klutz Tries Barre Fitness

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living
Kendra Hagerman

Barre is hard to describe, but I would say it's a fitness class based on small movements, core strength, using muscles you don't even know you have, and perfecting your form. After just one class, I discovered that barre has much more to do with yourself than the people or even the music around you.

Simple Tricks For Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle This Summer

Abigail Keeso | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and summer planning is in full effect. For most of us, this means an increase in beach days, barbecues, backyard parties, weddings and drinks on the patio. All of this fun can make it really hard to maintain healthy habits.

5 Fun Nutrition Facts You May Not Know

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Ditch the "drink as much water as possible when exercising" and "always drink eight to 10 cups of water during daily life" mentality! Fitness professionals used to be told to advise everyone to drink as much as possible when working out, and to always drink a minimum of eight to 10 glasses of water per day. Turns out, neither guideline is ideal.

Bad Fitness Advice Isn't The Problem, You Are

Lee Boyce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

People actively search for a second opinion or at least do their homework on the guy they're about to hire to do their accounting, their surgery or their drywall. Strangely, in the fitness world, all it takes is a six pack and a grin to make consumers reach for their pocketbooks to buy the new AbCrusher off a TV infomercial.

A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The May Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Instead of understanding health as all the things you have to give up, adopt what I call the "find your kiwi" approach. A "kiwi" represents something healthy that you truly love -- or at least something healthy that you don't despise; one is always more apt to continue a program when it includes foods and activities one likes.

A Busy Schedule Is No Match For These Super Quick Exercises

Inessa Radostin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
Inessa Radostin

I've adapted to include regular exercise into my week. I find that using some of the free hours I have in the week to incorporate short workout routines helps me direct my focus more, and by performing them several times a week I am able to separate myself from the clutter of daily life.

How A Young Teacher Lost Almost 80 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Living

She's such an inspiration!