You may have heard me say that you should do a particular exercise at a particular intensity or your doctor may have told you to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise per week. Do you need to buy an activity tracker or get a kinesiology degree to know exactly how intense these workouts should be? The truth is that you probably already innately know how hard you are exercising. It’s called Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and it’s already installed in your brain!Continue reading “How Hard Are You Exercising? (rate of perceived exertion)”
As fraught as social media can be, it can surprisingly influence your physical health. We all know #goals and #blessed can boost likes in our social networks, both digital and analog. But a few years ago, researchers linked this same phenomenon to fitness.Continue reading “What is Exercise Contagion? And how can we catch it?”
Do you have a morning movement routine that you do every day? Don’t think you need one? Well, author, podcaster and former professional triathlete, Brad Kearns, joins me to give you 10 reasons a morning exercise routine will change your life.Continue reading “Why You Need a Morning Movement Routine with Brad Kearns (B.Rad Podcast)”
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”
I have asked nutrition and behaviour change expert and coach, Monica Reinagel, to join me to talk about how and why the idea of “losing weight” is a lot more meaningful and nuanced than it used to be.Continue reading “What the Heck is a Healthy Body Composition?”
A few months ago I had the honour of being a guest on the Elle Russ show (you may know her from the Primal Blueprint podcast). I have known Elle for a while and it was a blast to catch up with her. I enjoy Elle’s interview style and also her perspective on life so much that I decided to share part of that interview with you here on my podcast – in this very episode.Continue reading “Functional Physical and Mental Fitness w/ Elle Russ (the Elle Russ Show)”
The exercise cool-down is a poorly understood and even more poorly executed protocol.
I hope to make clear that cooling down after working out is just as important as the warm-up (which you are also doing, right?), and should be done on a regular basis.Continue reading “Don’t Skip or Skimp on Your Cool-Down”
Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz is an expert in brain health. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and directs the NeuroFit Lab, where she researches the effects of exercise for brain health.Continue reading “Move The Body, Heal The Mind with Jennifer J Heisz , PhD (NeuroFit Lab)”
The word exercise has many meanings. Too many meanings. So many meanings that it has almost lost all of its meaning.
So, I believe we would have a lot less fitness confusion and a more clear view of how to actually get fit if we broke it into three more distinct versions and assigned them some more meaningful names.Continue reading “The Three Distinct Versions of Exercise”
Debbie Potts, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), DNAFit coach, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, CHEK HLC Coach, KION and Superhuman Coach, USAT Coach and NASM CPT. Whoa!
Debbie is a leading fitness professional for over twenty-five years who owned Fitness Forward Studio in Bellevue, WA for over ten years. She used to train and race (a lot) for long-distance events as an endurance runner, cyclist, and triathlete (just like me but even more).Continue reading “The Importance of Variability with Debbie Potts (Life is Not a Race)”