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My Second Try at a Healthy Hobby

My Second Try at a Healthy Hobby

So I stuck with it…a hobby that I started only last year - building and growing my own vegetable garden. I've expanded my veggie growing skills outside of the wonderful garden box Colin built for me last year by adding six garden pots throughout the backyard. These...

Active Meditation Helps Me De-stress

Active Meditation Helps Me De-stress

I've read about active meditation in the past, but I used to think you had to fully immerse yourself in the more traditional forms of meditation, like mantra meditation, to truly reap the rewards of this practice. During this stressful year, I learned how wrong I was....

Pandemic Posture is Concerning

Pandemic Posture is Concerning

For over 1 year now, many of us have spent numerous hours sitting at an ergonomically incorrect desk set-up, while working from home. This bad work set-up has led to a lot of people starting to have a hunched over appearance. Kyphosis, which I term "pandemic posture",...

Why I Track my Healthy Habits

Why I Track my Healthy Habits

Many people come to me looking to firm up and lose a few inches around their waists or thighs so they feel and look better. Others reach out, with the intent of building up their energy levels and increasing their strength so they can do more throughout the day. When...

3 Back Exercises the Can Damage Your Back

3 Back Exercises the Can Damage Your Back

Those of you who know me, know I'm a firm believer in the critical importance of regular exercise. When you workout with me, you'll quickly learn I'm a stickler for performing an exercise with proper form and posture. Correct exercise form is critical to avoiding...

My Favourite Instant Pot Recipes

My Favourite Instant Pot Recipes

Many of you guys have heard me talk about how much I love my Instant Pot. When I recommend this kitchen tool to others, the number one pushback I hear is that it's too large. Yes it's true, the Instant Pot is quite large so you'll have to figure out where to store it....

The Power of the Mind-Body Connection

The Power of the Mind-Body Connection

When you slow down and take time to figure out what your body is telling you, you'll figure out pretty quickly that your body is often just as smart as your brain. To be the healthiest and strongest version of yourself, you need your mind and body to be working...

3 Ways to Keep Moving all Day Long

3 Ways to Keep Moving all Day Long

So many of us have been working from home for almost one full year now. Working from home often leads to less walking; it's more challenging to keep moving throughout the whole day. We no longer have to walk to the public transportation, or from our parking spot to...

3 Simple Healthy Cooking Shortcuts

3 Simple Healthy Cooking Shortcuts

It's a new year, when so many of us are looking for a fresh and healthy start to our eating habits. A lot of us need a healthy kickstart after eating all of the calorie rich foods we've just enjoyed over the holidays! It's great to have this healthier thinking on the...

The Best Fitness Tools to Use During COVID-19

The Best Fitness Tools to Use During COVID-19

So many people don't feel comfortable exercising at the gym right now with Covid-19 still looming. In fact, gyms are very tough to get into with a 10 person maximum, in hot spot areas like Toronto. As a personal trainer, many of my clients and friends have been asking...