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#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dre. Annie Jean about foot care and training for races. Annie is a podiatrist and a local athletic superstar. We chat about how she got into her career and her recent amazing… Read More

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

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Unfortunately it’s not as easy as switching cellphone providers but it could be more beneficial for your health. Most North Americans are carb burners as its the majority of the calories they ingest. It’s not that bad if it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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This is a Fasting Friday for me, where I usually eat my first meal around the lunch hour. There’s more and more (old & new) research showing the benefits of intermittent fasting. Here’s a look at some from Collective Evolution . *** Stretching is… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #24, Jon Ruby (@Jonnyruby) on spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom

#WellnessWednesdays episode #24, Jon Ruby (@Jonnyruby) on spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jon Ruby about spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom. Jon is a former addict turned preacher and community organizer. He also has a great laugh! We chat about his take on… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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Some of you might know Dr. Mark Cucuzzella from the Natural Running Center. He’s in the inner circles when it comes to other running and coaching legends like Dr. Phil Maffetone and Mark Sisson. Here he looks at new… Read More

The 2017 ECinc ChiRunning Tour is coming to a town near you!

The 2017 ECinc ChiRunning Tour is coming to a town near you!

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The spring is coming up soon. And so is my next tour! The tour kicks off in one of my favourite spots, the Ottawa Valley. My next workshop in Petawawa, presented by VC Athletic & Bracing , is happening on the afternoon… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #23, Olympian Evan Dunfee (@EvanDunfee) about #Rio2016 and #LCHF

#WellnessWednesdays episode #23, Olympian Evan Dunfee (@EvanDunfee) about #Rio2016 and #LCHF

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Olympian Evan Dunfee about his experience in Rio 2016 and his nutritional experiences. Evan is a record-setting race walker based in British Columbia and he has represented Canada numerous times around the world…. Read More

Experience review: @FitBit Blaze

Experience review: @FitBit Blaze

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So since my beloved Basis seized operations, I had to look elsewhere for my fitness tracker for the first time in almost 3 years . It happens to the best of them! I looked around for some options and nothing really… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #22, Dr. Geoff Outerbridge (@WorldSpineCare) about chiropractic around the world and community

#WellnessWednesdays episode #22, Dr. Geoff Outerbridge (@WorldSpineCare) about chiropractic around the world and community

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Geoff Outerbridge about chiropractic around the world and community. Geoff is a chiropractor, an ageless athlete and has helped World Spine Care (WSC) become a leader in evidence-based care in… Read More

So what is this Wim Hof Method you speak of?

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I’ve been experimenting with the Wim Hof Method for close to a year now. It helped me kickstart my “training” last summer . I really enjoy how it connects the entire body: Mind, body, strength, flexibility, breathing… It basically boils down to breath… Read More

Fat fasting for the win!

Fat fasting for the win!

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If you follow the blog, you know about my experience with fat fasting and exercise during the past 6 months or so. I’ve been experimenting with it even more these days, with some pretty great results! I’ve done a few… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #21, Andrew Scott (@A_R_Scott091) about weight loss and challenges

#WellnessWednesdays episode #21, Andrew Scott (@A_R_Scott091) about weight loss and challenges

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Andrew Scott about weight loss and challenges. Andrew is an entrepreneur who got caught up in the small business treadmill while sacrificing his health (gaining 70 pounds along the way) and… Read More

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self love for the win!

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self love for the win!

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I’ve had a weird week so far. Not terribly bad or terribly good, just a bunch of ups and downs. Some biz stuff, some personal stuff, all kicking me off my usual sunny path. So I need a bit… Read More

Need help training for a major endurance/multisport/running race in 2017?

Need help training for a major endurance/multisport/running race in 2017?

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I’ve been coaching athletes for more than 15 years, starting all those years ago with high school football when I got my back injury in uni. It’s been a love and hate (mostly love) relationship ever since! I… Read More

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

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So I got to check out LiquidGym Ottawa recently and I was in for a treat. To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I had ever done really was some water… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #20: Monologue on relaxation

#WellnessWednesdays episode #20: Monologue on relaxation

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we switch things up from the usual interview format. I’m solo (hence the monologue tag) and I chat about relaxation for 15 minutes or so. I’m talking about my recent experiences including meditation, float… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

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It seems running by intuition is best, especially when it comes to speed. Here’s a cool look at it by Outside Magazine . I did freak out a bit recently since I’m currently switching my fitness tracker. But I still run on feel for the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #19, Terri Storey (@TerraceWellness) about mental health #BellLetsTalk

#WellnessWednesdays episode #19, Terri Storey (@TerraceWellness) about mental health #BellLetsTalk

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have a special #BellLetsTalk session with Terri Storey about mental health. As you’ll hear in this episode, Terri is passionate about access to mental health for everyone. She started Terrace Wellness since the… Read More

Earn your carbs!

Earn your carbs!

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It’s a saying I heard recently a few times from the one and only Charles Poliquin. He says if you’re a thin person and you’re active, you can get away with carbs as part of your daily regimen…. Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

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Ever heard of Charles Poliquin? He’s a monster in the world of fitness and training. Here he answers 5 more questions from his readers, most notably about disciple and winning meetings. *** Who doesn’t love coffee? More research on how it can help fight… Read More

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

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Well this title is a bit of an oxymoron since ChiRunning is basically the only way to run in snowshoes. Have you ever tried to heel strike with snowshoes on? I didn’t think so… I remember having a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran (@TORunningChiro) on running injuries

#WellnessWednesdays episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran (@TORunningChiro) on running injuries

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Brittany Moran about running injuries. Ironically we were at the University of Windsor at the same time as I worked there in the athletic department and she ran track and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman (@sarahpressman) on the science of happiness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman (@sarahpressman) on the science of happiness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Sarah Pressman on the science of happiness. I’ve known Dr. Pressman before she had her PhD, when we were both lowly undergrads at Mount Allison University in the late 1990’s…. Read More

You can now call me Eric Collard, Primal Health Coach!

You can now call me Eric Collard, Primal Health Coach!

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Ooops, I did it again! Another year, another certification… Similar to my ChiRunning and my TPI certs, I did it first and foremost to make myself a better athlete/golfer/runner. It also made a lot of sense since I… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool stuff from the worlds of science and nutrition

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Welcome back to another edition of #FridayFindings, the first one of 2017! We’ll start off with a new study from Northwestern University about the effects of the rhythm of your breath. It’s pretty powerful, it can help you in… Read More