The Importance of Quality Sleep

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If you’re not getting your beauty rest, you’re not likely seeing the results of the hard work you’re putting in at the gym. The other day I had a friend approach me looking for my advice on some concerns she had regarding her fitness. She was not happy with her results after putting in tons of cardio time after work, … Read More

Improve Posture with Simple Exercises

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Ever been told “sit up straight” or “bring your shoulders back”? Many people still don’t realize how posture is important for pain-free daily activities. Nowadays it’s not just people working at desks for long periods of time but you’ll notice how posture is getting worse with more individuals on small electronic devices that cause more slouching and head-forward posture. When … Read More

Benefits of Dark Leafy Greens

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Dark leafy greens are widely considered by many health and nutrition experts to be some of the world’s healthiest foods. The colour green, in general, is linked with the good aspects of life, such as nature and health. Yet, when it comes to what we eat, it’s common people have a reluctance to “green” food choices. What is it about … Read More

Get Fit in 30 Minutes or Less

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No time to workout? Don’t be so certain. So you’re trying to get started on a workout regimen. Great! What’s the biggest challenge of actually adhering to one? Time. Everyone would agree that it is extremely hard to find time to get into the gym. You finally make it to the gym and you’ve been told that it is at least … Read More

Hike: Crypt Lake, Waterton

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The Victoria Day long weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer in Alberta. It’s usually when we tighten our hiking boots, double check we have the bear spray, and head out to the Rockies to take our cardio vertical. All summer long, we’ll be featuring some of our favourite hikes, and letting you know what to expect before you … Read More

Benefits of an Infrared Sauna

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If you have worked out at the World Health Edgemont or Calgary Place gyms, you may have tried out the Infrared Sauna. Never heard of one? Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help the body sweat. Unlike tradition saunas that use heated air to warm the body, which means they are often uncomfortably hot to … Read More

The 6 Surprising Drawbacks of Calorie Counting

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As a Registered Dietitian, before anyone starts calorie counting to assist in weight loss, I want to make sure they understand the whole picture. This article should give you a little insight into counting calories as a beneficial long-term weight loss tool. The principles of energy balance work: Take in more calories/energy than you expend, you gain weight. Take in … Read More

Try Group Fitness Class

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Many individuals hold exercise in a negative light; they consider it to be something that must be done, rather than something that could be enjoyed.  This does not have to be the case. You can achieve the results that you want and still have fun. This is why you should try group fitness class. From Zumba to Yoga, Rush, Fire or … Read More

How To: Exercise with Kettlebells

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It seems like a new fad that everyone is exercising with kettlebells. Truth is, they have been around for a long time; originating in Russia hundreds of years ago. For those of you who have never seen one, it can be described as a cannonball with a handle. What Are the Benefits of Kettlebells? Kettlebells help teach the body how … Read More

Keep Your Workouts Engaging

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Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions? Stay committed to your healthy and active lifestyle by getting the most out of your workouts. It’s easy to feel lost or confused when putting together an exercise plan. This feeling can become discouraging and lead to you not using your membership. Instead, follow these tips to keep things interesting … Read More