Time Saving Exercise Tips

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“I want to exercise more, but just don’t have time!”   Despite best intentions, finding time to workout can be tough amidst the daily family and career responsibilities. Our priorities have such great competition that despite best intentions our health and fitness is often sacrificed. Subtracting the time we take in a day to sleep, go to work, and prepare, … Read More

Recipe: Crispy Chicken Nuggets

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Fast-food nuggets have nothing on these delicious bites. The crispy almond coating will make this quick dish a favourite in no time. If you have kids who love fast food, surprise them with this healthy baked chicken nuggets recipe. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, homemade chicken nuggets are healthier and tastier at home! Crispy Chicken Nuggets Ingredients: 3 x … Read More

Post-Workout Tips

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A lot of people feel sore after a workout. This is common after putting your muscles through a stressful workout; however, a lot of people feel as though being in pain the day after is always a good thing. This is not necessarily correct. Yes, you should feel some sort of pain the day after a good workout but there … Read More

How to Stay Motivated to Workout

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Have you hit the workout wall? Maybe you haven’t exercised in days and, although you feel kind of bad about it, scrolling through your Instagram feed and watching another episode or two on Netflix sounds much more appealing. You were doing so well; what happened? It happens to the best of us. You’re doing great in your healthy journey and all … Read More

Stop Looking for a Quick Fix

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Getting “healthy” can seem like a daunting task. What does that even encompass? You may need to turn your eating habits around or get your fitness back on track. You set out with good intentions and buy only vibrant vegetables and fruit, lean proteins and healthy fats at the grocery store. The voice in the back of your head says, … Read More

Exercise to Help Prevent Heart Disease

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Your heart is a muscle. It gets stronger and healthier if you lead an active life. People who don’t exercise are almost twice as likely to get heart disease as people who are active. The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada defines heart disease as a general term that means the heart is not working properly. Some forms of heart disease are present at birth, while … Read More

The 5 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes Beginners Make

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Nutrition is full of misinformation, and when you’re just starting out it can become a very confusing thing to navigate. How do you decipher between what you’ve read, heard on TV, and have been told by friends? Put the effort into knowing what you’re putting into your body and learn the steps to stay consistent. Here are the 5 biggest … Read More

5 Benefits of a 15 Minute Workout

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You don’t need an hour—or even half an hour—a day to lose weight or get into great shape. A study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology found that 15 minutes of strength training was just as effective at boosting participants’ metabolism as 35 minutes. Another study found that women had a better chance of sticking to a plan if they … Read More

5 Reasons You Need to Periodize Your Training

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If you’ve never heard of periodization, it is a strategic method of breaking your training year into smaller phases in order to maximize your training benefits. While this concept was developed for sport, it is also important to consider when developing a program for getting into shape, building muscle, or losing weight. Here are five reasons that you should consider taking … Read More

How to Stay Motivated When You’re Struggling

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Approaching the end of the month, your initial motivation may be dwindling. It was easy to jump in to new goals and resolutions full force on the first of the month but now you seem to be struggling to stick with the same routine. You don’t want to quit – and we don’t want that for you either – so … Read More