Why is Doing a Warm-Up so Important?

We live in a time where there is always so much to do and we try to fit extra things into our busy schedules. That isn’t such a good idea when it means that we aren’t able to give an activity the attention it needs. We eat in our cars while we’re driving to our next destination, our laptops or tablets are on our laps so we can surf the net while we watch our favourite shows, we …

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing a 30 Day Challenge? Take This Quiz.

  Wow! It’s the beginning of a new year already! With the start of the New Year it’s also the start of New Year’s Resolutions. So many decide that this is the year to make changes once and for all; people are all saying things like “2015 is going to be my year, I’m going to be the best me I can be” or “I’m going to finally lose this last 20 lbs of baby weight in 2015.”  What is your resolution going to be this year? If you are like so many, you …

8 Steps to Treating Your Back

Last week I talked about different ways to deal with knee pain, so this week I thought I would share 8 steps to treating your back on your own. ‘In Canada, medical expenditures with respect to low back pain are estimated between $6 and $12 billion annually. Low back pain and related ailments have a significant economic impact on society due to the loss in worker productivity, resultant time off work, and the associated disability …

5 Quick tips to Start Solving Your Knee Pain

One of the most common complaints I hear and have to deal with is knee issues. I’ve seen my clients suffer from knee pain and occasionally, I suffer from knee pain as well. There are different causes for the pain such as arthritis, being a flat foot (that’s me), overuse or weakness of the muscles that protect the joint. The good news is you can effectively treat most knee pain yourself. When we over-use muscles …

30 Day Challenge It Fits Style

Happy Friday, Everyone: the weekend is here. What do you have planned? We only have so much time before all the leaves are off the trees and the colors will be gone. Walks are especially nice at this time of year, especially to go and enjoy the colours of the season. A couple of weeks ago I talked about Challenges. Specifically, how I thought most, if not all challenges you see all over Facebook and Pinterest …

Some Quick tips for Monthly Challenges

I had been thinking about what my next blog post was going to be about when a friend of mind had posted a pic of 4 monthly challenges to my Facebook page but apparently there were issues with people being able to view it so I’m posting it so all can see. [imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”dropshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” stylecolor=”” align=”center” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]

How Does Intensity Matter in Your Workout?

So you think you’re active, right? Well, let’s find out if you are as active as you think you are. So much of the time we think we are active because we seem to be so busy.  But how many calories are we actually burning? Not as many as you may think. The intensity of the exercise definitely plays a role of how many calories you are burning but also how long you are exercising …