STRONG by Zumba

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World Health Calgary is adding STRONG by Zumba, a new group fitness class, to the lineup starting late October. What Is STRONG by Zumba? This workout revolutionizes Zumba as you know it by melding strong, upbeat rhythms with powerful, high intensity cardio and strength conditioning moves to fire up your fitness potential. Using only your body weight, STRONG by Zumba is … Read More

Why Physical Activity Could Help Prevent Cancer

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Dr. Christine Friedenreich doesn’t write prescriptions but if she did, she’d probably tell you to take a hike. For real. Barely able to contain her vast inventory of knowledge, and eager to share astonishing results, the renowned researcher can tell you multiple reasons why physical activity is good for you. The main benefit – the one she has devoted hundreds … Read More

5 Ways To Lose Body Fat

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When you lose body fat, the benefit goes far beyond the physical. It’s one of the most valuable things you can do to improve the way you feel, the way you move, and to keep you pain free. A big part of your fat-loss program has to do with strength training and cardio workouts, but we’re stepping out of the gym and into … Read More

Sitting is the New Smoking

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“Sitting is the new smoking” might be a phrase that you’ve heard lately in the news, but what does it really mean? It has become socially acceptable for us to sit almost all day long. You sit in your car, at your desk at work, when you eat, when you have long conversations, when you are watching television or reading, when you … Read More

Garden Without Pain

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Most people think of gardening as a spring activity, but the cooler weather of fall is the perfect time to dig in. While it mostly consists of cleaning and covering up, you can also prepare your garden for the following season. Divide spring- and summer-blooming plants. Plant new perennials, especially those that bloom in spring like tulips. Utilize a compost bin … Read More

Pumpkin Protein Bars

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It’s that time of the season again. Instead of cashing in on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or a slice of pumpkin pie with upwards of 50 grams of sugar per serving, try your hand at making a more sensible baked good at home. The following is a recipe for pumpkin protein bars. This is a great snack to have mid day … Read More

The Personal Training Relationship

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You’ve decided to make a change in your life, and living a healthy and active lifestyle is part of it. Working with a Personal Trainer has many benefits, including support and guidance along the way to transformation. You are ready to work hard, change your mindset, and progressively turn your life into the picture of balance while learning the tools … Read More

Treat Yourself To A Spa Day

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Treat yourself to a home spa day with some natural wonders found right in your kitchen. With the onset of cooler weather, you may find yourself spending more time indoors. The drier air can take a toll on the body and draw moisture and oil from both the skin and the hair. Enjoy some time pampering yourself, or even with someone … Read More

4 Ways To Get Back On Track

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After a hectic summer, September is often viewed as a time to refresh. It’s a time to get back into routine, to set new goals and work towards accomplishing them. It’s also a great time to give back to yourself. We get it, life happens. In the summer, our fitness goals seem to fall by the wayside. Maybe even a stressful … Read More

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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Fall brings along cravings for comfort food, and warm indulgences. Our first thought: soup! This recipe for butternut squash apple soup combines hearty ingredients, ripe from the fall harvest. Not to mention nutritious, filling and packed with flavour. Homemade soup is a lot easier to make than you might think, but can often take a long time to make. The best thing about … Read More