Physical Fitness

MEND Your Ways and Create Healthy Kids for Life

Dr. Tom Warshawski | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Tom Warshawski

Statistics show that obese children have an 80 per cent or higher probability of becoming obese adults. Adults who have unhealthy weights are at increased risk of heart disease, cancers, strokes and type 2 diabetes. In Canada, approximately 30 per cent of children and youth are either overweight or obese, that's up from 15 per cent in 1978. That's why efforts are underway across the province, including in your community, to help families live a healthy lifestyle

Do Organised Sports Interfere With Healthy Living?

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Arya M. Sharma, MD

It is perhaps time to consider public health discourse on whether or not any putative benefits from participation in organized sports are largely cancelled out by the ensuing time pressure that not only seriously cuts into time for healthy eating but also sleep and other activities that should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

3 Tips For a Fun Workout

Carolyn Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Williams

Have you found yourself working out less than used to a year, or even a month, ago? Will any excuse do to keep you off of the trail or out of the gym? This is of course not uncommon and something that plagues even the most motivated of workout fiends. What I have found is that the feeling creeps in whenever I stop enjoying my regular workout regimen. Over my 20 years of working out, being running, lifting weights or doing the Bar Method, I have found that these are 3 fool proof ways to shake the exercise 'blahs' and get me back out there, sometimes even with a smile on my face.

Top 8 Active Dates

Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living

Who said that all dates have to revolve around dinner and a movie? Variety is just as important to dating life as it is to your sex life. So why not b...

Don't Blame Genetics For Your Body

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

In my last blog, among other things, I problematized the "30 Day squat challenge." In retrospect, although I stand behind my arguments, I wish instead of simply being critical, I had argued the same points by quoting a writer's work that I admire. I would rather try to live my life acknowledging both the positives and negatives of any situation, theory, or decision.

The Secret to Getting Fit: Find What You Love

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

What is your favorite exercise in the gym? It's a question that needs to be answered. More people need to figure out what they like to do in the gym, and what doesn't work for them. There is a new fad to try each week in this world. Those fads can throw you off.

What the Cha-Cha Can do for Your Health

Lily Sarafan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living
Lily Sarafan

In addition to its physical benefits, dancing also promotes psychological and mental well-being. The benefits of dancing are most evident in studies investigating its impact on various conditions including Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's and dementia, all prominent diseases in the senior population.

7 Exercises to Look Better in the Buff

Ali de Bold | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Living
Ali de Bold

Canada Runner-Up in the Biggest Loser

Kelly Murumets | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada
Kelly Murumets

And more than just improving your body's inner workings, physical activity can boost self-confidence, enhance your sex life, introduce you to new people, reduce anxiety, and help save the environment. With all these benefits, it's a wonder getting active is not way more popular.

Being Active Cuts Heart Attack Risk Worldwide

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Physical activity during both work and leisure time appears to significantly lower the risk of heart attack, whether a person lives in Canad...

The Beginner's Guide to Zombies

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada
Kaitlyn Kochany

The topic of the walking dead came up the other day... again. It's no secret that my circle of friends has a somewhat inexplicable fascination with zo...