The Number 1 Way to Make Exercise Easier and More Enjoyable         

HABIT… When exercise becomes habit, it becomes part of your daily life and when you don’t do it, you feel kind of guilty. Do you enjoy mundane tasks like brushing your teeth, or washing your car? I’d say your answer is no, but how do you feel when you’ve completed those chores? A clean fresh […]

8 Important Benefits of Exercise…

Reduces Stress: Got a lot going on in your life, and feeling a little stressed about it all? Try taking a walk or heading to the gym for a quick workout. One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat will increase your endorphins, which can help manage […]

Are You at Risk of Osteoarthritis?

A guest post from Nick Torrance @ Balance in Motion Physiotherapy Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of lack of exercise in people over the age of 65. It is a random lifelong joint disease that often begins with no real rhyme or reason. Did you know that Osteoarthritis is more common than high blood pressure […]

The 3 Best Ways to Warm-Up for a Workout

Most people assume the best way to warm up for an exercise session, is to engage in some form of traditional cardiovascular exercise for a few minutes… But, while doing some form of cardiovascular exercise to warm up your body’s systems can help, it is not the best way to prepare our body for an […]

3 Ways Consistency is Key To Your Health

We all know that without a consistent batter we won’t be able to bake a deliciously light, fluffy and moist cake… Or if our cement isn’t consistent we’ll find ourselves with a lumpy driveway, or uneven tiling… But did you know we need to try to be consistent in different aspects of life to truly […]

5 Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk…

Sitting at a desk for 8 or more hours a day, 5 or more days a week can and will result in tight muscles, particularly when stress is added… But it doesn’t have to be that way, there are many simple stretches you can do, even while seated so as not to disrupt your working […]

3 Ways To Improve Stamina

Stamina is the physical or mental energy required to complete strenuous activities Are you tired of lacking stamina or do you fear that you will lose stamina in your later years? You’re not alone. Participating in regular exercise and fitness activities builds stamina and strength. As our body becomes more efficient, exercise and everyday activities […]

4 Must Know Things About Flexibility

Flexibility is the range of motion of a joint or a group of joints. It’s often associated with the mobility of muscle groups that allow for greater movement around the joints, and is extremely important if we want to remain independent and enjoy a productive and active life. 1. Keeping your muscles flexible and limber […]

Hydration

As we start to increase our level of physical activity, our body’s demand for adequate hydration also increases, but why is that? As we become fitter, our bodily functions such as digestion, respiration and circulation are increased. The energy produced during exercise places a greater demand on these systems in order to allow our body […]

Basic Nutrition

Nutrition and diet can be very confusing topics, with so many differing opinions…. “Eat less carbs, eat less fat, eat more protein, eat more complex carbs, quit sugar, eat less red meat, don’t eat too much fruit, eat less dairy?!” Even the most well-meaning person who diligently watches what they eat and has a sound […]