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If you must sit…

We are being inundated with information regarding the health risks associated with the amount of sitting that we do on a daily basis. The average Canadian sits for 10 hours a day. That’s crazy, isn’t it? It’s amazing how those hours add up. Starts with breakfast, commuting to work, sitting at a desk, lunchtime, more […]

Fat the good!

Let’s face it, when we hear the word “fat” we think bad, ugly thoughts. Here’s where I interject a big “BUT”… but fat needs to be part of our diet because it is good for us. Now, it is time to qualify that statement! Fat is one of 3 macronutrients that are absolutely necessary for […]

Get on the Treadmill

In the fitness industry we joke about how many household treadmills are used more as clotheshorses than they are used for exercise. While they have the reputation of being boring they are a great tool for getting into shape and/or training for a fitness event of any length. They are incredibly convenient (if they are […]

Failure is Success!

For years I have been a huge fan of Brené Brown. Her book, Daring Greatly, was inspired by this part of Theodore Roosevelt’s speech in 1910: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The […]

Diet Trends

Last weekend I attended a workshop on diet trends, and of course I couldn’t wait to share the information with you. The best place to start is with defining the term “diet”. Here are 4 definitions according to the Merriam Webster dictionary: food and drink regularly provided or consumed; habitual nourishment; the kind and amount […]

For Those Long Drives

Clients of mine travelled to Florida by car to this year. Before heading off they asked my advice on what to do to minimize the body stiffness that comes with driving for long periods. They returned with a story about a stranger approaching them offering help to push their car. The car was fine. They […]

The Healing Power of Massage Therapy

If you massage my back I’ll massage yours. I know that’s not how the saying goes, but it works doesn’t it? Just the thought of a massage relaxes my shoulders. The definition of “massage” from the Merriam-Webster dictionary is the “manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument […]

All About Chocolate

Raise your hand if you love chocolate. I just raised both hands and waved them in the air because I love chocolate that much. It’s such a versatile food. We can drink it, melt it, mix it or consume it straight up. It amazes me that there are so many variations but like many foods […]

Muscle Cramps

I get muscle cramps from time-to-time but thankfully not that often. Sometimes in the middle of the night, when I stretch out, I can feel my calf muscle starting to seize up. I’ve learned that if I jump out of bed and get my feet flat on the floor quickly enough the cramp will subside. […]

Normal vs. Natural

I was listening to a Foot Collective podcast the other day. The topic of “normal” vs. “natural” came up in relation to our bodies. This sparked a great amount of thought for me. These definitions are from the online Merriam-Webster dictionary: Normal – conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern Natural – being in […]