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#WellnessWednesdays episode #55: Part 2 with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

#WellnessWednesdays episode #55: Part 2 with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we do a Part 2 with the great Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep. Dr. Ruwan is a sleep physician with a specialty in respiratory, treating patients with disorders such as sleep apnea. In this episode,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #54: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau @welbi_co on wearables and the aging population

#WellnessWednesdays episode #54: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau @welbi_co on wearables and the aging population

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau on wearables and the aging population. Elizabeth felt powerless when her beloved grandfather passed away. With her hustle and some great technology, she’s hoping to extend the lives of… Read More

What about metabolic flexibility?

What about metabolic flexibility?

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One of the beautiful by-products of becoming a fat burning beast is the increased metabolic flexibility. For those who aren’t as familiar with the concept, it refers to the ability to burn carbs (most people) and/or fat for fuel…. Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #53: Dave Urichuck (@DaveUrichuck) on adventure and coaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #53: Dave Urichuck (@DaveUrichuck) on adventure and coaching

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First of all, sorry about the delay in getting a new podcast up. We’ll chalk it up to scheduling and technical difficulties! *** This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dave Urichuck on adventure and coaching. Dave has… Read More

How do you breathe?

How do you breathe?

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We all breathe or else we’d be dead. I always joke in my workshops that breathing is even more important than posture since you can’t survive very long without it. Ever since I listened to an interesting podcast on the subject on Bulletproof… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and coffee…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and coffee…

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So it seems coffee might be good for you? 3 cups of coffee worth! Here’s a new study highlighted in the Globe and Mail linking some health benefits. *** It seems a lot of folks have problems with digestion. Here’s a… Read More

Interim Report: #WalkEverydayinNov

Interim Report: #WalkEverydayinNov

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I started a challenge earlier this month to walk everyday in November for at least 20 minutes. We’re more than halfway there and I can report it’s been simply terrific. Most walks have been in the morning. First thing, with a delicious… Read More

So what’s your mindset?

So what’s your mindset?

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I was out for a trail run yesterday morning to enjoy the fresh coat of snow. And boy did I ever! That’s one of the best feelings in the world when you feel the snow crunch below your… Read More

Book report: Fat for fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola (@mercola)

Book report: Fat for fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola (@mercola)

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It seems fueling yourself primarily with fat is becoming more and more mainstream as the title of this book says. And here’s the full subtitle: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy…. Read More

Wanna apply ChiRunning to swimming? There’s Total Immersion Swimming…

Wanna apply ChiRunning to swimming? There’s Total Immersion Swimming…

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It’s been a sad week for some as Terry Laughlin the founder of Total Immersion (TI) Swimming left us. I never got around to taking a TI course but I did read the book and looked at a… Read More

New challenge: 20 minute walk every day in November!

New challenge: 20 minute walk every day in November!

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I’ve been walking a lot more these days to stimulate the brain and the body. I even wrote a love letter to walking recently… And people who read the blog know I love challenges. So why not combine both during my birthday month and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #52: Tanya Robertson (@tanyafitness) on fitness and teaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #52: Tanya Robertson (@tanyafitness) on fitness and teaching

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Tanya Robertson (@tanyafitness) on fitness and teaching. Tanya’s been involved with fitness since her teens. Not long after, when a fitness instructor didn’t show up and she jumped in to lead… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays Podcast Update: Onwards and upwards!

#WellnessWednesdays Podcast Update: Onwards and upwards!

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So I started this podcast to scratch my own itch and to broadcast some of the cool conversations I was having with cool folks in the wellness sphere. It was an experiment, like most things in my life. God… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

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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 awareness for a little less than 20 minutes. I’m talking about my experiences with awareness,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Leila Attar on addiction and mental health. To say Leila has been through a lot is an understatement. She’s very open about her previous drug use that culminated with a near-deadly… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the world of exercise…

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One of my favourite topics in fitness: Exercising to lose weight, yay or nay? Here’s a look at the topic from Vox . I just love how they animate things! You can see the video they created for this one above. *** I… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep. Dr. Ruwan is a sleep physician with a specialty in respiratory, treating patients with disorders such as sleep apnea. In this episode, we chat about the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48:  Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48: Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jen Broad on happiness and laughter. Jen in becoming an old friend and an all-around wanderlust and wonder woman. I truly admire her self-care regimen so I wanted to bring her… Read More

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

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If you follow the blog, you shouldn’t be surprised that I love podcasts. It’s where I get the majority of my research/info these days. Here are a few I love, all related to the wellness theme! 1. Tim… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47:  Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47: Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ben Leiken on mental health wellness. Ben is Supervisor, Mental Health at Ottawa Public Health, and mental health is definitely a subject he likes to talk about. We chat about the… Read More

Experience report: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Rideau River with @RideauRowPaddle

Experience report: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Rideau River with @RideauRowPaddle

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So a friend asked to go for a SUP session on the weekend so I said why not? I don’t have board so looked around to rent one. I wanted to try a new spot and I found… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Janet Gray on financial wellness. Janet is now a fee-for-service financial advisor after spending a big part of her career as a financial planner. She’s seen it all though her years… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Clark about the world of coffee. Ian is a coffee connoisseur and a self-indited coffee nerd. He’s been involved in the coffee business for close to 15 years as a… Read More

So you wanna be a runner?

So you wanna be a runner?

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I get a lot of people that ask me questions about running, especially racing. It’s funny because I barely race anymore. For me these days, it’s all about getting out there and being active. The running I do is to… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

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Here’s a look at exercise as a weight loss strategy from the New York Times . Do you think you’d be hungrier after sitting around or working out? You might be surprised… *** I love the first-person tales of how running… Read More