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#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

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Do you think more expensive shoes are better for you than cheap ones? You might be wrong! A new study came to me through the ChiRunning site and it made me think twice about it. The good thing about minimalist shoes is that… Read More

Meditation tips from a beginner…

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I don’t feel I’m quite qualified to tell you all about meditation but at least I can pass along some tips that have helped me. I find meditation is like running in that everyone sees it as a… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition

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You’ve probably heard of the Sweat Science column in Runner’s World. SOme great stuff! Here’s a look from there to see if diet or exercise makes you hungry. You might be surprised! *** I’m really loving podcasts these days. I’m turning my… Read More

Fat is not efficient…

Fat is not efficient…

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I feel like a bit of a hypocrite writing this. This is the heaviest I’ve been since my football/university days… Granted I put on some muscle after getting back to the gym in the past few months but… Read More

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

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I’m excited now that more and more people realize that fat is good for you. Well I should re-phrase that: Good fats are good for you. See below for some more recent evidence! It seems fat is part of the future of fat burning . And this… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

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How is your relationship with food? I know mine is “complicated” from time to time… The Minimalists, a new website I cam across, have a cool look at it with their “Food is Not Entertainment” post . *** And this time of the year,… Read More

Book Review: Bulletproof Diet by @DaveAsprey

Book Review: Bulletproof Diet by @DaveAsprey

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If you think putting butter in your coffee is ri-dunk-ulous, then you probably won’t enjoy this book. But FYI, I started doing that almost two years ago now and I can’t see myself stopping… He’s not advising just… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from around the Interweb…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from around the Interweb…

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Hey folks, Here’s another dose of #FridayFindings, your occasional look at some of the cool links I collect about running, fitness and wellness. What if I told you volunteering could get you into better shape? Well that’s what… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and posture!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and posture!

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Crazy times around Canada and North America these days. Mid-December and we’re experiencing double digit temperatures. I even saw a report of a golf course being open today in Ottawa. Crazy! Anyway, here we go for another edition… Read More

Please sweat it out!

Please sweat it out!

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I’m not talking about sweating the small stuff in your daily life, I’m talking about h ealth benefits of sweating in a closed space. This also applies to exercise in general but I’ve already written about that many, many times. Since I… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of medicine and fitness

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of medicine and fitness

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You’re probably thinking about either starting to train again or take it up a notch. Good on you! Be careful though as overtraining is real. Here’s a good look at doing too much from Sports Illustrated . *** Is technology in shoes good for… Read More

Wanna be a better runner or a better athlete?

Wanna be a better runner or a better athlete?

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That is always a question I ask myself after every season it seems. The last few years, the answer has been skewed towards being a better athlete. I haven’t even come close to my running PB’s in years… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of fitness and the kitchen!

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Check out this great video above from a big source of inspiration for me: Timothy Ferriss. He talks about how to take a step back to get truly healthy. He’s also big into fitness and healthy lifestyles! *** As the weather gets… Read More

Human power: It’s pretty awesome…

Human power: It’s pretty awesome…

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I’m not talking about the human spirit in this one, although with the Amazing People Gala  coming up soon, it could be an upcoming post. Today I’m talking about powering your own self when you’re out there in nature, whether it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of nutrition and sex!

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of nutrition and sex!

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So I’ve been slacking recently on the blog front. Being busy with work and that race doesn’t help. But I still found time to assemble another great list of resources. Here we go! There’s more and more research… Read More

5 Lessons from our recent @Raid_Gaspesie

5 Lessons from our recent @Raid_Gaspesie

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Here are some tidbits of info and wisdom I thought about during our recent adventure at the Raid de Gaspesie. Full-disclosure, we had a lot of time to think out there as it took us more than 36… Read More

Guest blog: @Velofix_Ottawa with Adam Kourakis

Guest blog: @Velofix_Ottawa with Adam Kourakis

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My name is Adam Kourakis, and I’m a cyclist. I’ve spent years building up my skills and knowledge bank to become a well-rounded cyclist. I’ve ridden from Ottawa to PEI, I’m an Ironman, I coach triathlon, I’m a certified… Read More

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the worlds of running and fitness!

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Getting tired of the heat yet? Some days I do have to wait until it gets darker to go for a run if I don’t want to suffer as much. See below for some cool stuff, mostly from… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

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I’ve been surprised but I caught a bit of Pan Am Games fever. It also helps when Canadian athletes are killing it as well. Local superstar (and former University of Windsor Lancer) Melissa Bishop got a gold in… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and golf!

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Summer is upon us and it’s all about having a beach body, right? Not so much… Here’s a good core workout from Competitor.com that might not give you a six pack but it might just make you a better runner…  … Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness!

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Here is another edition of the #FridayFindings. Some more cool stuff this week. Let’s start with some exercises most runners need to do since it’s a weakness for most of us. Here are the best exercises for stronger hamstrings according to the Huffington Post Canada…. Read More

Why is exercise is good for you but bad for weight loss, with help from @YoniFreedhoff…

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I’ve blogged before about how if you’re running for weight loss, you’re fighting a losing battle . I took some heat for that but I can tell you from personal experience it doesn’t really work. There’s also a lot of evidence and science… Read More

#FridayFindings: Recent cool stuff from the worlds of science and fitness!

#FridayFindings: Recent cool stuff from the worlds of science and fitness!

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And it’s Friday again. and time for another edition of #FridayFindings, the freshest and latest from science and fitness: First, how do you sleep? I love how much research is coming out on that very subject… Here’s a great… Read More

#FridayFindings: Recent cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running!

#FridayFindings: Recent cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running!

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Spring weather is coming (I swear) but it seems its always busy for me. And that means excuses not to workout. Well Greatist has some tips so you can fit exercise into your cramped schedule . *** And there was a recent crowdfunding  campaign to build a cool hybrid bicycle. They… Read More

What is your step count?

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It seems we should be taking 10,000 steps everyday in order to stay healthy. Our bodies need to move in order to promote proper blod flow. And something as simple as walking (and obviously running) is a great… Read More