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Oh No, I’m Injured, Should I Stop Exercising?

Oh No, I’m Injured, Should I Stop Exercising?

So many people come to me looking for exercise assistance after they've been challenged with a injured body part. The most common injuries my clients have are shoulder, knee and low back injuries. They are caused by numerous reasons including falling, bad exercise...

What’s Better Than Dieting?

What’s Better Than Dieting?

I've shared with you, why I don't think dieting is the best way to lose weight. In fact, I think weight gain almost always results after a true diet is over. Dieting is a never-ending cycle that often causes real harm to your metabolism, hormones, muscles, skin and...

Is it OK to be on a Diet Forever?

Is it OK to be on a Diet Forever?

Do you ever wonder why, despite how gung-ho you are at the start of the process, you can't seem to stick to any diet you've tried, for long? Dieting is challenging because it incorporates either some type of food restriction, undereating requirement or sacrifice....

3 Tips Beginner Cooks Need!

3 Tips Beginner Cooks Need!

We all have a few friends who seem like they're naturals in the kitchen. They appear to automatically know the best flavour combinations. They can 'whip up' a delicious meal for 10, in no time and with no stress. Just remember, each one of these people had to start...

What’s the Best Way to Create Healthy Habits?

What’s the Best Way to Create Healthy Habits?

When starting to build a new healthy habit, most people ask themselves, “What can I do on my best days?” I agree with James Clear when he says that trick is to ask, “What can I stick to even on my worst days?” In his book 'Atomic Habits', he talks about starting small...

How Can I Make Restaurant Eating Healthier?

How Can I Make Restaurant Eating Healthier?

Eating is a deeply social and celebratory activity. It is something humans have always enjoyed, even way back in time. Ceremonies and joyous occasions often centre around food. With holiday celebrations now in full swing, this is the perfect time to be reviewing this...

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Deep Core Muscles

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Deep Core Muscles

Like any muscle group, it's critical to exercise the pelvic floor to strengthen it. I've found that people have the most challenging time building up strength in their deep core muscles. The pelvic floor and transverse abdominal (TVA, the really deep abdominals)...

How do I Know if My Core Muscles are Weak?

How do I Know if My Core Muscles are Weak?

A lot of people come to me looking for help to strengthen their weak core. This is a great fitness and strength objective because having core strength is critically important! Core muscles get used in every movement and action we perform throughout the day. Our core...

Why I Stopped Piling on Sour Cream

Why I Stopped Piling on Sour Cream

I, like 90% of Canadians I know, gained a few pounds during the strict COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing regulations that were applied here in Ontario. Unlike many others, I actually increased my activity level during COVID-19. I increased my weekly step count...

How to Be Social After a Period of Isolation

How to Be Social After a Period of Isolation

I'm not going to lie, during a couple of weeks back in the spring, when my husband and I were really into the habit of working from home, then relaxing on the couch while watching Netflix most evenings, the thought of being social and having 3 or 4 social plans over...

3 Dieting Myths to Watch Out For

3 Dieting Myths to Watch Out For

There is so much information out there on what the 'perfect diet' is. Thousands of blogs, books and videos have been created on the topic. To make things more confusing, many of the various dieting styles contradict one another and nutritional advice seems like it's...

My Favourite Yoga Poses

My Favourite Yoga Poses

Yoga is a great form of exercise that strengthens and stretches you all at once. There are so many yoga poses that get some muscles firing while simultaneously opening up the opposite muscles groups. I especially love yoga poses that help those of us who spend too...