Let me be Frank

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Last week I talked about setting up goals and your New Year’s resolutions. This week I thought I would get a little more serious and talk about some of the reasons I changed my lifestyle. People rarely decide to make life-long changes unless something happens that makes them stop and at take a closer look at where they are and where they want to be in the future. Ebenezer Scrooge had the ghosts of Christmas …

8 Tips to Keep the Winter Blues From Settling In

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[two_third last=”no” class=”” id=””]It’s that time of year when the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. We go to work in the dark and come home in the dark and it seems your energy is gone with the daylight. Don’t let the winter blues settle in and get you down. Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your time, get you energized and feeling fine.[/two_third] [one_third last=”yes” class=”” …

8 Steps to Treating Your Back

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Last week I talked about different ways to deal with knee pain, so this week I thought I would share 8 steps to treating your back on your own. ‘In Canada, medical expenditures with respect to low back pain are estimated between $6 and $12 billion annually. Low back pain and related ailments have a significant economic impact on society due to the loss in worker productivity, resultant time off work, and the associated disability …

5 Quick tips to Start Solving Your Knee Pain

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One of the most common complaints I hear and have to deal with is knee issues. I’ve seen my clients suffer from knee pain and occasionally, I suffer from knee pain as well. There are different causes for the pain such as arthritis, being a flat foot (that’s me), overuse or weakness of the muscles that protect the joint. The good news is you can effectively treat most knee pain yourself. When we over-use muscles …

Beat Stress with Regular Exercise

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Even though exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, it sure is a word with a lot of benefits. Participating in daily exercise will not only make you healthier in general, but it can also diminish the effects of stress on your body as well. Think about all the times you have heard someone say “the doctor says it’s stress related”. Normally people will laugh it off, concluding that doctors say …

So You’re a Healthy Eater?

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Being a healthy eater requires you to become both educated and smart about what healthy eating entails, and in its entirety. Being food smart isn’t about learning to calculate grams of fat, nor is it about studying labels and counting calories. Let me explain: healthy eating is all about balanced and moderate eating, consisting of healthy meals at least three times per day; four to five is better to keep your body fuelled all day …

30 Day Challenge It Fits Style

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Happy Friday, Everyone: the weekend is here. What do you have planned? We only have so much time before all the leaves are off the trees and the colors will be gone. Walks are especially nice at this time of year, especially to go and enjoy the colours of the season. A couple of weeks ago I talked about Challenges. Specifically, how I thought most, if not all challenges you see all over Facebook and Pinterest …

Thankful and Grateful – for your health

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What does being thankful and grateful have to do with your health? The answer to that is… More than you may realize.   If we are unhappy, angry, frustrated, or just stressed, our bodies can suffer. It takes on the form of high blood pressure, headaches, anxiety, and poor circulation, not to mention there’s an increase in cortisol (you can read more about cortisol by following the link). Trying to reach your fitness goals is going to be that …

Some Quick tips for Monthly Challenges

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I had been thinking about what my next blog post was going to be about when a friend of mind had posted a pic of 4 monthly challenges to my Facebook page but apparently there were issues with people being able to view it so I’m posting it so all can see. [imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”dropshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” stylecolor=”” align=”center” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]

How Does Intensity Matter in Your Workout?

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So you think you’re active, right? Well, let’s find out if you are as active as you think you are. So much of the time we think we are active because we seem to be so busy.  But how many calories are we actually burning? Not as many as you may think. The intensity of the exercise definitely plays a role of how many calories you are burning but also how long you are exercising …