Healthy Lifestyle

Don't Let Your Low Energy Become the Norm

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

The more I speak at workplaces, the more I'm convinced that headaches and low energy have become an accepted part of life. This has me perplexed.

If You Want to Get Healthy, Start With the Fundamentals

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Fundamentals are strangely something in this world that we glaze over. The basics, the building blocks, the ground work that will create a project or building that is unshakable. Yet, we put very little time and effort into mastering those fundamentals. We need to build a workforce that is supported in these five fundamentals.

Canadians Take Care of Their Retirement...But Not Their Health

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Most Canadians have taken steps to prepare for their retirement, but ironically, the vast majority of Canadians have not spent much time or effort investing in the most important asset that will help them live comfortably through their golden years...their health.

All Popular Diets Do the Exact Same Thing, So Pick One You Like

Marilyn Linton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

In an analysis of data from nearly 50 trials (7,300 people) significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet, with weight loss differences between diet programs small, so small as to be insignificant. That's "any" low-carb or "any" low-fat diet. Any. Just pick one you think you can stick to and live with. In other words, whatever works!

Exercise Is Like Music -- There's Something For Everyone

Erica Berman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

As a therapist and certified personal trainer, I often have clients tell me that they don't like exercise. This makes no sense to me. It's like saying you don't like music. There is such a wide range of music, it's impossible not to find something that suits your tastes. These days, the same is true of exercise. Moreover, our bodies are designed to move and exercise is essential for health, so it's also like saying you don't like breathing.

Remember That Healthy Living New Year's Resolution? It's Time To Get Cracking

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

You made a promise to live healthy. It's now August and you really didn't hit that promise out of the park. The summer living is over, and you have promised yourself to enjoy these last few weeks, then get back to healthy living. Here's what you need to do to make sure your healthy living goals stick this time.

The 5 Worst Diets of All Time

Abby Langer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

These popular diets can be dangerous, they are low in calories, which is why you will probably lose weight while you follow them. But many pose serious health risks and limited long-term results.

Getting Messy in the Mud Is Good for You, so Jump in

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I can not begin to describe my excitement for the onslaught of people who are putting together things like Tough Mudders, Mud Runs, and anything else that has people outside, running and performing obstacles. This is what we were designed to do. Have fun, be outside, and get messy.

Want Your Spouse to Change His Diet? Here's How to Help, Not Hinder

Abby Langer | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

A lot of people I know find it difficult to hold their fire when they think their partner needs to make some dietary changes. But you want to help, so based on real-life situations I've seen at my practice, here are some straightforward tips for all you women and men out there who find themselves in the support role.

Want to Live a Healthy Life? Bring Your Home to Work

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

To make a workplace healthy people need to actually commit. It needs to be a learning environment and it needs to be a place where employees can ask questions about health and get solid information. The goal is to get workplaces thinking healthy. To do that I want you to take your home to work.

Homemaker Tips That Will Make You More Fit

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

By becoming a better "housekeeper," I've noticed that my dedication to health and wellness has reached a new level and I wanted to share the useful tips I learned along the way. Here's how being more domestic can actually help improve fitness and achieve weight loss.

Incorporate Wellness into Your 9 to 5 Life

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

This is what I encounter on a regular basis: I go in to a workplace to spread health and fitness, and get to meet people that are putting their life on hold Monday to Friday. I meet people that are extremely bitter. The reason is that they know they aren't doing the important things. They feel trapped.

4 Easy Ways To Start Enjoying Your Workouts

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I realize that not everyone is going to look at exercising as the highlight of their day or the passion of their life. Although there are things about working out that some may never enjoy there are a few things that will make the experience a little easier to digest. Here are some small, easy changes we can all make to start enjoying the gym a just a little more.

Don't Show Me Before and After Photos, Show Me 'Durings'

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

An "after" photo implies the journey is finished. But health as a journey is never over, it's what you do daily. It's something to be worked on and focused on because it is your life and how you enjoy it. It's what you do DURING the journey that's the key to your success.

Being Healthy Should Be Your Goal, Not Losing Weight

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Healthy should be the goal. As a nation, we are caught up in a thought process and mission to get skinny, or muscular. We lost sight of healthy. We should care more about feeling healthy and being stress-free, than about how we look. Here is how to make the paradigm shift from losing weight to staying healthy.

I Think I'm Going to Break Up...With Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

For the past two months I have been seriously debating breaking up with running. If you know me, you know, that is a big deal. This experience has caused me to believe, now more then ever, that health is a process. Getting into a routine takes time and patience -- even for a trainer!

10 Health Myths We Should NEVER Bring Up Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living

How many times have you been told not to eat large meals after 8 p.m. or that cracking your knuckles could basically screw up your joints? If you have...

Why Love Can Make Us Live Longer

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Love may not be all you need, but a loving relationship offers countless benefits and can even be a lifesaver. Loving someone and being loved in return does not only make us happier, it also motivates us to take better care of our health, reduces our stress, and can extend our lifespan.

If You Want to Get Healthy, Create the Right Environment

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

April is in full swing. January 1 is a distant memory. The year you promised will be devoted to health is disappearing. Have you done what you promised yourself you would? If you are looking to get healthy, create the environment.

If Your Health Is Important to You, Stop Making Excuses

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Is your health important to you? Don't answer any other question, and don't think about anything else. Very simple: is your health important? Now make a list of every excuse you have to: Not eat healthy; Not be active everyday (simple walk at the end of the day); Not get enough sleep; Not reduce stress. Actually make the list, then look it over.

If You Eat Less, Do You Live Longer?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Studies on longevity in connection with diet and lifestyle were undertaken as early as the 16th century. Two relatively recent studies tested independently from each other the impact of calorie restriction on health and mortality in rhesus monkeys. Both came up with opposite results.

You Can't Get Healthy Without Planning Your Meals

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Stop me if this sounds familiar. Wake up in the morning, late. Grab a coffee and a bagel (they're healthy, right?). Run out the door, get to work. Surprise meeting at 11:30, work through lunch. Decide a salad is the healthy option, but it's a Cesar salad. You had intended to be active during lunch, but because of the meeting, you won't be...

How Lifting Weights Saved My Life

Adrian Wesley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Wesley

In 2008, the financial meltdown hit and my business was destroyed. Two years later, my then-wife got up one day and left our marriage without warning. I was devastated. I fell into a depression, faced the huge challenge of pulling myself back up. So I turned back to what saved me once before: lifting weights.

Healthy Living Is Not Just the Body on the Magazine Cover

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Healthy living means proper portion sizes of food, living active (not needing the gym), hydrating, and getting proper rest. Healthy living is not the body on the magazine cover.

How I Use Instagram to Keep Me Honest in the Gym

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you look through my Instagram, right next to a workout photo you'll see a wing night, or something to do with me having fun. The reality is, I use my social media as a tool to stay honest with myself, and really try to help fill the void for inspiration.