Run to the Beat: Exercise & Music

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 A good playlist can transform almost any workout. I have downloaded some new awesome music and routinely feel like I’m ready to run a 5km or dance the night away when I’m on the bus on the way to work. … Read More

2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer

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It’s that time of year again! I am participating in the 2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer in Alberta. This 2-day 200km ride benefits the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support cancer research, treatment, and services. Through my past work with the … Read More

Nutrition Month: Frequently Asked Questions

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There are a ton of supplements and exercise-related nutrition do’s and don’ts out there. Which ones should you follow and which ones should you avoid? Here are some frequently asked questions: 1. What should I eat before I exercise? Try … Read More

New Year Resolutions: Make Them Stick

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It’s that time of year again. Time for New Year Resolutions. Gyms are about to become packed, people are going to buy tons of equipment, books, how-to guides, etc. And they’ll probably forget about them in a couple weeks. Here … Read More

Test Driving: Not Just For Cars

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You wouldn’t buy a car without shopping around and test driving a few so why not do that with exercise? I have been doing a lot of spin lately but have also gone to 4 different spin studios in the … Read More

How To: Survive Christmas Party Season

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The holidays are a great time of year however they usually come fraught with temptation as party after party shows up in your calendar. Here are our tips for making it through party season. Get Ready to Mingle Step away … Read More

Benefits of a Social Network (not the electronic kind)

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When you’re going through a tough time, you probably lean on some friends and family to support you. The same kind of support can help you stay more physically active. There are many different types of social support. All of … Read More

From Health to High Performance: Top 10 Things I Learned at the CSEP Conference

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A few weeks ago I went to the annual conference put on by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Kelsey and I are both certified by CSEP and need to continually get professional development credits (PDCs) to maintain our … Read More

A Health-tastic Halloween

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Veggie Skeletons My grandma used to trick us into eating more veggies by making them in Carroty-Ann or Carroty-Andy. Put a twist on the usual veggie bowl with this spooky twist. You’ll need: Veggie dip Celery Carrots Cucumbers Red peppers … Read More

These Boots Were Made for Walking

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I have never owned a car. When most people find out I live in Calgary without a car their jaws drop and they usually exclaim something like “How do you live?!”. I usually shrug and say something about transit and … Read More

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