As a certified running coach (specializing in marathon and half-marathon), people have often asked me “What part of my foot should I be running on?” and my answer may surprise (and perhaps delight) you.Continue reading “How Should Your Foot Land When You Run?”
You are focused on being fit, you move your body on a regular basis, and you would like to have some increased muscle definition to show for it. Let’s talk about what that means and how to get it.Continue reading “What is Muscle Definition? and how to get it”
Everyone and I do mean everyone should consider adding some type of resistance or weight training to their exercise plan. Need some convincing? Well, ok – I am up for the challenge – here are a dozen strong reasons.Continue reading “So Many Reasons to Lift Heavy Things”
You can indeed stay fit on your vacation without dragging yourself to some cruddy hotel gym every day. To that end, I am about to give you six stress-free, low-key ways to make that happen!Continue reading “Stay Fit on Vacation – without ruining your vacation”
Feeling sleepy in the middle of the day? Instead of heading for the coffee shop, try climbing some stairs.Continue reading “Do you get more energy from Coffee or Stairs?”
Slow, gentle yoga and deep, rhythmic breathing can be the perfect way to unwind (your muscles and your mind) at the end of the day. Here is a routine that can allow you to release the stress of the day, relax, and prepare your body and mind for some good sleepzzzz.Continue reading “Need Better Sleep? Try Bedtime Yoga”
Doing a simple push-up can work out your chest, shoulders, arms, core, glutes, and legs, so why aren’t you doing them?Continue reading “Push-up Zero to Hero”
The other day a member of our Weighless program reached out with an anxiety issue. They were convinced that despite all the progress they had made with their eating and exercising habits they would eventually falter and it would all end up being for naught.
The worry stemmed from the fact that they had done this many times in the past.Continue reading “Your Past is not Your Future”
Recently, there were a few more studies that looked into how curcumin supplementation affects both exercise-induced muscle damage and post-exercise muscle soreness. And, not surprisingly, the results were mixed.
I say “not surprisingly” because, if you keep an eye on these studies and actually look at the results and data, the conclusions the actual researchers reach is generally far from as clear cut as the headlines written about the studies would have you believe. Coffee is not entirely bad for you and red wine is not entirely good for you. It all falls on a spectrum. And the results of this study are no different.Continue reading “Does Curcumin Work on DOMS?”
One of the things I love most about where I live is that I can walk to the beach. Granted, I live in Canada… on Vancouver Island… so much of the year the water is ~8 degrees celsius (or colder). But when we moved here in November of 2020, I decided that I would go to the beach as many mornings per week as I could muster. And after a few weeks of walking along the shore and staring out at the water, I started joining some friendly folks who going in the water for a plunge.Continue reading “Why I Do Cold Water Dips”