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I am not arguing that to be successful you need to eradicate unhelpful thoughts, cravings, and urges altogether. That goal is unrealistic and simply sets you up for failure. Having desires makes you human. I love training and I still sometimes want to skip it. Instead, learn how to manage cravings and urges.
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It is easy to get off track with your good eating habits, workouts or any other new habit that you have started. How do you stay motivated on those days when the couch looks better than the StairMaste...
It is easy to start the year eating healthy, but how do you stay on track and keep your healthy eating habits throughout the year? Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Bridgette Clare, RHN, Vega...
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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 are also a lot of myths. These myths can actually...
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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.
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With all the information out there in the world, how do you know what to drink or eat post workout? I asked a registered nutritionist, and this is what I learned.
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It is a challenge to maintain the same healthy eating patterns (and exercise) I do at home and take those habits on the road with me. So I went to an expert and asked the million-dollar question: How do I eat healthy while travelling?
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About three years ago, I stopped drinking coffee. I found that espresso and cups of coffee made me too hyped up and I would end up shaking and not sleeping soundly. So, I made the transition to tea.
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How do the experts say you can get in running shape this summer? Let's find out.
You only use what you need at the time and the rest can remain frozen. If you think of how quickly produce spoils I'd be pretty sure you've thrown away your fair share of it over the years.
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When I was young (in my 20s), I felt like nothing could harm me. But now, after having a mole removed and following this, a serious discussion with my doctor on skin care and the risks, I am much more careful with how I care for my skin in the sun.
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If you're someone who justifies poor eating habits based on cost, it's time to look in the mirror and determine whether you're misinformed, complacent, or both.
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Saying no and depriving yourself of sugar can do more harm than good. By saying no while your body is craving a particular type of food, you're essentially torturing yourself, and it can result in binge eating. The trick is to listen to your body and allow yourself to eat those sweet cravings in moderation. Eating in moderation will prevent you from binge eating later and having a sugar relapse.
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The history of ice cream is a messy one. No one has been credited with inventing ice cream, but many nations and individuals claim to have. Between its origins almost 2000 years ago and the present day, huge tweaks and changes have been made to the formula, bringing us to a present day where we may finally have created a healthy ice cream. But to know where we're going, we first need to know where we've been.
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You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.
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Over the past few years, the terms 'organic' and 'sustainable' have become buzzwords for health. But these words go beyond a person's health. Supporting local organic food and farming can help revitalize the economy. Community-based agriculture has the potential to create jobs and develop small businesses. Encouraging locals to stay healthy is the side job.
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I've worked in fitness for a long time and I find the biggest obstacle people face when attempting to get fit is right in their own head. You start coming up with all these potential issues that are going to prevent you from getting started and making progress and that leads to self-sabotage,
A macronutrient diet is the best diet you could start. It will leave you feeling energized with minimum food cravings and no hunger. Other diets are not as sustainable and are hard to follow. This is because you are forced to give up the foods you love and completely change the way you eat overnight.
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A Mediterranean Quinoa Salad might look light but don't be surprised if you feel full after a few bites. It will keep you filled, fueled, and satisfied, making it one of your go to meals.
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The most important part of choosing a snowshoe is picking the right size. All snowshoes sink. The ideal size of shoe is the smallest size that supports your weight on the snow that you'll typically be snowshoeing on. It's not an exact science.
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having the right yoga mat will support your knees and body and make a world of difference in your practice. But there are so many yoga mats to choose from (and so many different types of yoga), I chose to speak with an expert to find out more about how to pick the perfect one.
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To those Canadians who are motivated by the arrival of January 1 to go to your local gym, I say WAY TO GO! Don't listen to the people who want to throw depressing stats in your face or tell you that you won't go to the gym past February.Instead, block out that negativity and focus on this one positive thought -- all you need to do is show up.
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Wearing sunglasses in the winter not only looks cool, but is also essential to protect your eyes. The sun sits lower in the sky in the winter months, and can actually give you more exposure for a longer period of time.
To find out about the latest trends in dining out this season and learn more about how to make healthy choices when dining out, I spoke with Chef Andrea Carlson at Burdock and Co. Andrea shared all the latest dining sensations and healthy eating tips when going out this winter.
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Life was good. Until it wasn't. Because something that I can only refer to as stroke-like symptoms started to take over me, seemingly out of nowhere. A Mumford & Son's song blared in the background (I had just come home from a month long tour across the southern U.S. with them,) as I started to lose feeling in the left side of my body. First in my hand, palm and up my arm, then in my foot, calf, thigh and entire left leg. I wanted to tell my guy that something was happening to me, but I struggled to get any tangible words out of my mouth.
By looking at human physiology, the average age expectancy should be about 90; however, current life expectancy is around 78. While this number continues to rise for women, the facts show that on average, we are leaving about 12 years on the table.
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More than a year ago, I stopped drinking coffee. It was making me too jittery and my heart would be pounding. I also started to read more about the benefits of tea. So I made the switch. At first, I found life difficult without my coffee fix, but gradually that faded away and now I enjoy a nice cup of tea in the morning.
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A morning smoothie is a simple way to start your day with a strong nutritional foundation. It's an easy way to ensure nutrient density, and keep you satisfied until lunch, and is a much better option than other sugar-laden options on shelf.
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Recently, I spoke with Ian Adam Smith MacNairn, an ultra runner from Calgary, Alberta, and a The North Face athlete. Ian shared his tips on how to start running, how to pick the best shoes for your feet and much more.
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I love travelling, but when I am on the road or a plane, it is easy to go for the unhealthy options. With a little planning, it is possible (and easy!) to stay healthy and eat nutritious foods on your next holiday or business trip.
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About two years ago, I stopped drinking coffee. I found that espresso and cups of coffee made me too hyped up and I would end up shaking and not sleeping soundly. So, I made the transition to tea. Recently, I spoke with Brock Shillington, the co-owner of Let's Matcha. Brock shared more of the health benefits of matcha tea, how to prepare it and who can drink it.
Whether you are going back to school, back to work, or organizing the family in September, it is easy to get off track with your eating habits. Here are some top tips for a super healthy back-to-school smoothie that you can make quickly and easily.