Fitness

Which burns more calories: your indoor or outdoor run?

While running in itself is an excellent health booster—it helps to lower stress, reduce the risk of heart disease, and strengthen joints—many turn to it for its calorie-burning abilities. And,…

 
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The busy woman’s workout: see results with minimal time

As women, many of us find it difficult to squeeze in a good workout—especially between work, a busy home life, a love life, and having some down time. However, fitness…

 
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Get a perkier chest—no matter your age—with this simple workout

After a certain age, it is common for your breasts to look less perky than they did previously. Fear not! While breast sagging is a part of life, there are…

 
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Rise and shine! Your morning workout has more benefits than one

Other than helping to keep your fitness goals on track, working out in the morning comes with a plethora of health benefits. Try an outdoor workout to jump start your…

 
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Can you take the heat? Exercise safely this summer with these tips

While we’ve been waiting all year for the outdoor activities of summer, the heat can inevitably make exercise unbearable—and unsafe. Keep yourself comfortable—and protected—with these heat-beating tips:   Stay hydrated…

 
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OMG! Could texting help you lose weight?

Better get fluent in emoji: a new study shows that texting your friends can help you—and them—to keep up with weight loss goals.   By roping your friends and family…

 
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Low-stress lower ab exercises for a stronger core

If you’re looking to give your abs a killer, low-stress workout at home, you’ve come to the right place—these three exercises will have your abs burning, without a crazy amount…

 
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Strengthen your pelvic floor—and your core—with these exercises

While its importance is apparent, your pelvic floor probably doesn’t get much attention during your workouts. It’s time to change that—here’s how to work this vital area into your routine….

 
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Why should you move your workout outdoors?

The weather has finally jumped into the double digits, making now the perfect time to ditch your indoor workout for something more scenic. However, it’s not just the view you’ll…

 
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A Better Whey

Want to build muscle, lose weight, and boost health? While many individuals think of protein powder as something made exclusively for meatheads at the gym, this perception is far from…

 
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A PERFECT PRACTICE

Change your life—and reinvigorate your mind—through Pilates BY CARA HAZELTON Photography by Chris Griffiths Nearly 100 years ago, Joseph H. Pilates developed the Pilates method of body conditioning, which has…

 
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Could probiotics be the key to weight loss?

By Melissa Smith, CNP Poor gut flora has been linked a range of chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, depression, autoimmune conditions, and irritable bowel diseases. Furthermore, poor gut flora can…

 
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The Joint Connection

HOW CHANGES IN LIFESTYLE, DIET AND TREATMENT CAN HELP TO IMPROVE YOUR JOINT HEALTH—AND YOUR OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE BY DR. MARIA SHAPOVAL, ND According to The Arthritis Society, 10…

 
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5 Tips To Maximize Your Fitness Plan

By Dr. Tracey Teasdale, ND You go to the gym, yoga, fitness classes, or you’ve started a running program. That’s fantastic! But, are you doing everything you can to optimize…

 
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Enhance your workout routine with these 5 summer activities!

While some favour the air-conditioned comfort of the gym for their workouts, many of us like to head outdoors during the summer to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. If…

 
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Spring into Fit Living

A new season means it’s time to change your workout routine By Lisa Cantkier, Holistic Nutritionist With spring and new beginnings in the air, now is a great time to…

 
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Lose weight with digital scales

According to research coming from The University of Manchester, the more often you use digital weighing scales, the more weight you can lose.   The study, led by Dr. Matthew…

 
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Why Exercise Just Isn’t Enough

While physical activity has many health benefits – including reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and improved mental health – public health scientists out of Loyola University in Chicago…

 
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Looking to Boost your Running Speed?

If you want to go faster, run shorter. “Cut your overall weekly distance by 10 per cent,” says John Stanton, author of Running Room’s Book on Running. Replace this distance…

 
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Kick Arthritis to the Curb

Arthritis is a tricky disease, slowly creeping up on you in the form of increased stiffness, pain and inflammation in your joints. In many cases, this degeneration gradually results in…

 
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Get Happy, Get Healthy and Make a Difference – Join Take it to the Mat 2015

Calling all yogis! Take it to the Mat is coming back to Toronto for a second year. The yoga and wellness retreat, which is held in support of Lymphoma Canada,…

 
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Are You Getting Enough Exercise?

Workout routines that promise a fit physique with little investment of time and effort are extremely appealing. However, their true payoff is actually much less than what you would hope….

 
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Growing Pains

In honour of Osteoporosis Month this November, we’re supporting the cause and looking at the natural approach to managing this condition affecting 1 in 4 Canadian women over 50. by…

 
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Defy Gravity

Just because the temperature’s dropping doesn’t mean it’s time for your body to go into hiding. Try these five butt-lifting moves created by Maureen Hagan, Vice President of Operations at…

 
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Do You Want To Get Fit?

WE CAN THINK OF A DOZEN REASONS NOT TO EXERCISE – UNFORTUNATELY NONE OF THEM HOLD UP. HERE’S HOW TO BEAT ANY EXCUSE FOR NOT WORKING OUT AND FINALLY GET…

 
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