Balance is something we don’t think much about after we learn it (as a child) or start to lose it (as a senior), but balance is crucial to healthy living. Personally, as part of my getting “too fit to fracture” protocol, I am focusing on maintaining my balance more and more. This is why and how.Continue reading “Don’t Lose Your Balance”
The Five Most Excellent Movements
There are five excellent movements you can do almost anywhere and at any time to help keep you strong and fit—no gym memberships or stretchy pants required. Those five excellent key body movements which I would love to see all of us modern-convenience-loving, chair-dwelling, workaday grumblers incorporating into our lives are: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats, Planks, Rotations (don’t worry, I will explain).Continue reading “The Five Most Excellent Movements”
Making More Time for More Movement
Just because you lead a full and busy life doesn’t mean you have to let your physical fitness go out the window. In this episode, I am going to inspire you with many ways that we can build more movement and exercise into any busy day – and yes I do mean without hitting the gym/studio/track.Continue reading “Making More Time for More Movement”
Common Excuses Not To Move More – Busted!
There are many (and I do mean many) excuses our brains come up with to not move more but in this episode, I will tackle the most common excuses we all give to avoid exercise – and give my best rebuttal to each. Try using these on your less active friends or, yes, even on yourself when your inner lazy bones tries to fool you into hitting the couch instead of hitting the bricks.Continue reading “Common Excuses Not To Move More – Busted!”
Low-Stress Ways to Stay Active on Vacation
I just got back from a sunny getaway (it’s what we Canadians do at this time of year) and you know what, I’m going to say it: We should all take a break from work and getting away is a great way to do that. But getting away doesn’t have to mean getting away from our physical fitness goals.Continue reading “Low-Stress Ways to Stay Active on Vacation”
Some Simple Ways to Move More – every. single. day.
The evidence is all around us—we can’t offset or undo hours and hours of sitting still with a single bout of exercise. And who would even want to when there are so many easy and fun ways to inject more movement right into your day?Continue reading “Some Simple Ways to Move More – every. single. day.”
You Can Keep Moving During the Holidays – Really!
Travel time, fancy meals & drinks, and time constraints don’t have to hamper your movement goals. Being active during the holiday season is simpler than you think, and BONUS: it can even help you de-stress!Continue reading “You Can Keep Moving During the Holidays – Really!”
The Magic of Rolling & Breathing with Jill Miller (TuneUpFitness)
My guest on this episode is Jill Miller C-IAYT, ERYT, YA-CEP. Jill is a fascia expert who has 30 years of corrective movement expertise that forges links between the worlds of yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management. Her signature self-care fitness programs, Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® are found at gyms, yoga studios, hospitals, athletic training facilities and corporations worldwide.Continue reading “The Magic of Rolling & Breathing with Jill Miller (TuneUpFitness)”
What about Compression Garments?
Amateur and pro athletes alike are wearing compression gear and using compression machines to (hopefully) improve their performance and/or speed up their recovery. But do these skin-tight suits really do anything?Continue reading “What about Compression Garments?”
Are You Too Fit to Fracture? Lora Giangregorio PhD (BonES Lab)
Lora Giangregorio PhD is research Chair in Mobility and Aging at the University of Waterloo. Her work has led to the development of the “Too Fit To Fracture” Exercise and Physical Activity Recommendations for Individuals with Osteoporosis. Her aim is to reduce the burden of osteoporotic fractures.Continue reading “Are You Too Fit to Fracture? Lora Giangregorio PhD (BonES Lab)”