A plan and some motivation will help you achieve your health and fitness goals

December 5, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Get ready to welcome 2017! Many people choose January as an opportunity to make a fresh start… a time to commit to a healthier lifestyle. If you’re among this group, here are some things to keep in mind: Set realistic goals – things you know that with some hard work and dedication you can actually […]

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Make it a more meaningful holiday season

November 14, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

What are you hoping for most this holiday season? Let me guess… health, happiness, some good food, time to relax, time to exercise, time to yourself, time with friends, and above all, time with cherished family members. Am I right?! Notice how the word “time” comes up again and again? That’s because ‘time’ really is […]

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Urban Poling and Type 2 Diabetes

November 9, 2016 | By Calabrina Boyajian

The incidence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise, which experts largely attribute to the rise in obesity. According to the American Diabetes Association, the number of Americans with diabetes is expected to increase to more than 30 million by 2030. Type 2 diabetes, responsible for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases, is […]

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Movember reminds us to make men’s health a priority

November 2, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

In Movember thousands of men in Canada grow mustaches as a means of raising awareness and important funds for some of the most pressing health issues men face. These include: mental health concerns; testicular and prostate cancer, and of course, physical inactivity. The health of the boys and men in our lives matters, and happily, […]

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Another great reason to exercise? Your mental health!

October 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

If you suffer from stress, anxiety or depression, here’s some good news: a growing body of evidence supports exercise as an effective treatment for clinical anxiety disorders as well as more generalized anxiety. Exercise is also earning acclaim as beneficial for those with mild-to-moderate depression — a study by Canadian scientists George Mammen, MSc and […]

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Walking to school: a step in the right direction

August 30, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

The last few days of the summer break are upon us, and it won’t be long before the school bells ring. Help your kids kick off a healthy school year by encouraging them to use active transportation to get to and from school – cycling, roller blading, or our favorite (what could be simpler?!) mode […]

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Walk more! Putting one foot in front of the other more often could change health outcomes for millions.

July 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walk more! Putting one foot in front of the other more often could change health outcomes for millions. TORONTO (ONTARIO) July 4, 2016 – Millions of Canadians pop pills for conditions that could be prevented, helped, or even cured through regular exercise. The magic prescription? Walking. “Canadians have long undervalued walking,” says […]

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VIDEO: Three myths about Nordic walking

June 2, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

Are you hesitant to walk with a set of poles? Fear not. It might all come down to the stories you are telling yourself about what walking with poles is all about. Let’s uncover three common stories, or shall we say myths about Nordic walking. Myth #1: Walking with poles is for older adults, people […]

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Stay active and stay cool as summer heats up

May 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Oh Canada! We spend our winters waiting for summer, and our summers wishing it wasn’t quite so hot! Happily, exercising outdoors throughout the summer is a safe option for most people, providing a few common-sense tips are followed. Here’s what experts suggest: Keep your cool: Exercise at the coolest time of day. In summer, this […]

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Sitting is killing us. It’s time to take a stand

April 25, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Did you know Canadian adults are sedentary for about 9.5 hours a day? This time can largely be attributed to  desk jobs and the amount of time we spend in our cars. It also stems from the time we spend seated on breaks, at meetings, at lunch, and on the couch with the remote in […]

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