The Importance of Rest Days in Your Workout Routine

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When you get motivated and into the routine of regular exercise, it is sometimes hard to wrap your head around the idea of taking time off. With fears of slipping back to a sedentary lifestyle and losing your progress and gains, most gym-goers would rather stick to a strict gym regimen. In all actuality, getting enough rest after exercise is essential to … Read More

How to Become More Active at the Office

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There is no doubt that sitting is a necessary part of life in today’s workplace. The prevalence of sitting has steadily increased over the last century and it doesn’t appear to be a trend that is going to change anytime soon. It’s amazing the amount of time that the average North American spends in the car, in front of the T.V. … Read More

Carrot Ginger Chicken Soup

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On the hunt for some delicious winter dinner ideas? Nothing makes a cold winter night (or day) more bearable than digging into a hot and hearty meal. The solution: This season, instead of loading up on high-calorie treats, serve up a steaming hot—but still healthy—meal. This is one of our favourite easy dinner recipes, a vegetable-packed soup with a range of health benefits. This … Read More

Murph Challenge

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Join us at World Health Bay on Saturday, November 11 for the Murph Challenge, a Remembrance Day fundraiser workout for Veterans. Registration is $40 and includes a Murph Challenge t-shirt. You can register at any convenient World Health location and All proceeds will be donated to the PTSD Association of Canada, and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Veterans … Read More

Exercises for Injury Recovery

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Injuries may suck the life out of you, but they’re not the end of the world. You can typically still train them in an altered program and return to activity relatively healthy, you just need to have a smart program in place. Talk to an athletic therapist or personal trainer at your club to see if there’s anything you should … Read More

Useful Tips for Healthy Living

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While you may see some results at first, fad diets do not work in the long run. Weight management needs to be looked at differently. Permanent lifestyle changes – changes to eating and exercise patterns – are the only thing that will guarantee weight loss maintenance. It will also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other medical problems, … Read More

What to Expect In Your First Yoga Class

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Always wanted to try a yoga class? We’re breaking down what you can expect in your first yoga class. Yoga is over 5,000 years old and can burn calories and tone muscles, yet is most commonly known for its ability to lengthen muscles and decompress joints to gain a greater range of motion in your physical body. It also offers a sense … Read More

Fitness Focus: Weird Gym Equipment

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We know the drill: Since starting your fitness journey you’ve been constricted to the treadmills and fixed movement machines in the back corner. Your gym routine is starting to take shape, but you have finally decided to start making some serious gains. Your first thought is to jump into the deep end known as the free weights section, but you haven’t got a … Read More

The Importance of Goal Setting

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Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain strength, or have more energy, it is important to set goals. This can be one of the most important steps in a fitness journey and will help you have something to strive for. If you know the outcome you desire, it is easier to plan how to get there. A useful way … Read More

Stop Crash Diets

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What is a crash diet? Crash diets are low calorie, restrictive diets. Crash diets, and particularly those low in carbohydrates, cause the body to use up carbohydrate stores, known as glycogen, in the liver and muscle. How does a crash diet affect health? A crash diet is nutritionally inadequate. Low carb diets lack and restrict nutritious natural foods. Frequent use … Read More