Workout

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.

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.

Your Missing Health Link Is Recovery

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Being under-recovered is just as bad as being under-trained; being under-recovered leads to exhaustion, lethargy, muscle aches, trigger points, and stiffness, and left long enough it will lead to injury. Recovery allows the body to become stronger, leaner, and generally healthier; it puts that extra little energetic pep in one's step. It is not something "extra" you do when time allows.

Action Flicks Can Inspire You To Kick Your Fitness Up A Notch

Brent Bishop | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

As it pertains to fitness, I've always found action and superhero movies to be very inspiring. The transformations that these actors go through to successfully play their roles is absolutely amazing. There is nothing more inspiring than the super-human abilities of our favourite superheroes.

Forget These 4 Excuses Preventing You From Getting Fit

Colin Blayney | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Blayney

The way I look at it, our bodies come with a warranty. Like any warranty, you must follow the guidelines. Page one of our warranty says: you must exercise on a regular basis in order to maintain optimal health.

The Right Mindset Is The Key To A Healthy Lifestyle

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Virtually everyone knows that adopting a healthier lifestyle is important, and most of us even really want (in theory) to be active and make more ideal nutrition choices. The problem is, wanting and doing are two very different things.

15 Songs That Will Add Fuel To Your Workout This Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living

Now get moving!

How To Strengthen Your Relationship Through Fitness

Brent Bishop | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

Research shows a positive correlation between participating in a physical challenge or fitness activity and experiencing greater feelings of satisfaction with your partner. There are many reasons why exercising together has a positive impact on how you relate to one another, but physiologically we also know that exercise impacts dopamine and serotonin release (the feel good neurotransmitters) which can enhance your overall mood post-workout.

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

AMRAP Training: A Workout That's Anything But Boring

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

AMRAP stands for "as many rounds as possible." AMRAP is an example of time-based training. With AMRAP, you aim to fit in as many cycles of a circuit as possible within a set time frame. The faster you get through the reps of each exercise, the more times you will complete the entire circuit.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick By Breaking Bad Habits

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

How can you become a healthier version of yourself if you're not willing to question your habits or beliefs and do things differently? Basically, stop being married to what you "do" or "don't do." If you are unhappy with your health (or who you are dating or your job), what you are doing is obviously not helpful or useful!

8 Cardio Moves That Will Tone Your Whole Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living

No treadmills or burpees necessary.

How To Fit In Fitness During The Busy Holiday Season

Lindsay Gee | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

My main problem with you choosing to "let your fitness slide" in December is the simple fact that your kids are watching (just like Santa!). They learn that fitness isn't a priority and is something that can be put off for other more important tasks.

How To Look Good After A Workout, Without Taking A Shower

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

No shower? No problem!

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

Save Time With the 'Minute Workout'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

My current favourite workout is the "Minute Workout." It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to any particular pieces of equipment, you can do it anywhere.

Get a Cardio Workout While You Clean

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

Cleaning. It's a necessary evil. It's also one of the top excuses given when people are asked why they didn't fit a workout in. Too many chores. Vacuuming to be done. Dishes to wash. Loads of laundry to fold. The list goes on. Certainly those chores do indeed need to be done, but the incredible thing about fitness is that you can fit it in while you complete your household chores.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Session

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You should feel tired by the end. You should be breathing hard and a sit down rest should seem like the best idea ever. You shouldn't have enough energy left to add another 15 minutes of exercise. Your clothes should need to be washed because they smell like a gym locker.

Try These 2 Exercises for Tight and Strong Abs

Kia Khadem | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

A strong core not only looks good but also helps you get more out of your workouts. You're only as strong as your weakest link. So when you're core is weak, you're weak. Getting tight, strong abs doesn't need hundreds of sit-ups and five minute planks. I'm all about efficiency and I don't want to spend half a workout just working my abs.

How Exercise Can Help Your Posture

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

In my most recent blog, "4 Strategies to Improve Posture," I outline ways you can become mindful of your posture during your daily life. Read the full...

Free Weights Offer a Safer, More Efficient Workout Than Machines

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You shouldn't use machines because they make no sense for your body. You are designed to work as a smooth, coordinated unit. You are your own machine. You don't want some metal contraption forcing you into positions and angles that you would never encounter in real life. What sense does that make?

6 Brutally Honest Reasons You Aren't Seeing Weight Loss Results

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Your life is yours to live. Be reasonable, responsible, and realistic. Take each of these six truths to heart. Live them. Mold your lives around them. And you will achieve every single health and fitness goal you have ever had.

5 Ways to Stick to Your Morning Workout

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

So you've committed to morning workouts. Good for you! Exercising first thing in the morning boosts energy and productivity for the rest of the day, and you're less likely to talk yourself out of it than a sweat session scheduled after work.

Here's What You Should Look for in a Workout Snack

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

was at the grocery store the other day just looking for a pre-workout (healthy) snack. There was a whole wall of "healthy" workout bars to choose from. Different sizes, flavours, high protein or high carbs, so many choices to choose from.