Fitness

Want to detox without drinking just flavoured water for days? Here are some tips!

Want to detox without drinking just flavoured water for days? Here are some tips!

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I had the pleasure of taking Tania Fréchette’s Detox workshop on Friday night. It was perfect timing as I was fighting a cold. After a short talk, we went through an amazing yoga class. Her approach to detoxing… Read More

Announcing the next #hftott, a special wine-themed TweetUp

Announcing the next #hftott, a special wine-themed TweetUp

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Before I start about the good stuff, I should mention the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Boston. My thoughts are with those affected. Such a sad way to end a great day for most. To be honest, I think events… Read More

Musings from the running and nutrition worlds…

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It’s been some busy weeks not just for me but the running and nutrition newsmakers. After seeing the video for a good chuckle (and all kidding aside, I highly recommend the trail runs with Dave & Lise) and… Read More

My recipe for gluten-free homemade energy bars

My recipe for gluten-free homemade energy bars

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After reading the Blood Sugar Solution a few months back, I realized two things: I eat a lot of processed protein bars and it doesn’t have to be this way! And I’ve been telling people about these bars recently so I… Read More

I’m all jacked up on Mountain Dew!

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It’s Friday so why not show a clip of a funny movie that has one of my favourite quotes in it (see title of  today’s blog entry). And for all the PC fans, I’m not saying you should… Read More

Getting tired of winter yet?

Getting tired of winter yet?

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For those not in the National Capital Region, we just received another healthy dumping of the white stuff on the last few days of February. I’m hearing a lot of grumblings on Facebook and Twitter about how the… Read More

Book review: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko

Book review: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko

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How good is your financial fitness? That’s a question that’s not often asked. I had heard about this book (it’s an oldie  but a goodie, from 1996) but I had never read it. It finally came through on… Read More

Report from our latest Health & Fitness TweetUp: Superfoods by Heather Hughes

Report from our latest Health & Fitness TweetUp: Superfoods by Heather Hughes

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We had the pleasure of listening to Heather Hughes at this week’s TweetUp. Here’s what she had to say: Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods. They can help you reach an optimum level of health and vibrant energy by providing… Read More

Musings from Day Two of my golf fitness certification journey aka #TPIOrl

Musings from Day Two of my golf fitness certification journey aka #TPIOrl

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Another wonderful day at the TPI Level 1 Seminar. Today we built on yesterday’s session to look at what physical limitations create the common swing characteristics (aka faults) we typically see out there. So I was one of… Read More

Musings from Day One of my golf fitness certification journey aka #TPIOrl

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It was weird spending the day inside in a hall when it was sunny and high 20’s here in Orlando. Rest assured I got out for a few runs (all caught up on #31in31) and some walks at… Read More

#31in31 Challenge is back!

#31in31 Challenge is back!

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This might be a bit selfish since I need to pick up the running a bit for this ultra I’m doing in March but I also did get a few requests to revive the challenge. So here it is. Pretty… Read More

Book review: Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D.

Book review: Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D.

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As some of you know, I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to researching some of my favourite subjects such as biomechanics, training principles and nutrition. So when I heard about a book that would explain… Read More

5 tips to boost your immune system and stay healthy this holiday season; #TweetUp roundup!

5 tips to boost your immune system and stay healthy this holiday season; #TweetUp roundup!

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We had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Ellen Simone last night at the latest installment of the Health & Fitness TweetUp, hosted by yours truly. It was something pretty timely as we’re all ramping up for another… Read More

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 3) by Andy Magness

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 3) by Andy Magness

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There is a growing body of evidence that short duration high intensity training provides physiological adaptations similar to longer duration moderate intensity training. The first studies examining the potential of what is often referred to as HIIT (high… Read More

Be a warrior!

Be a warrior!

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I did a good yoga class last night at Goodlife of all places. Yeah, I was a bit surprised too. Ever since I started teaching mind-body stuff, I’m way more aware of the cues given in classes. Some folks… Read More

Getting back into the swing of things…

Getting back into the swing of things…

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So I’m making my way back to FitVille. Slowly but surely. It’s funny how a few small gestures make a big difference in the end. Last month was great with a lot of work and the Gala but… Read More

Never say never…

Never say never…

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My boy Justin Bieber was so right! Never say never. For the folks who know me, I’m not a huge fan of gyms. I might have used the “n” word and I’ve also openly questioned folks who did… Read More

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 2) by Andy Magness @ENDracing

Guest blog: Doing more with less (part 2) by Andy Magness @ENDracing

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Note – I’m writing this for ambitious recreational athletes – guys and girls like me who love racing and pushing themselves. I’m not advocating that anyone changes what they are doing or adopts my ideas. i’m simply articulating… Read More

Half the work is simply showing up!

Half the work is simply showing up!

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Do you want to do something? Best way to start? Simply show up. Everything I’ve accomplished has started with one small step. Ironman, starting a business, etc. Like they say, Rome was built in a day. But one… Read More

Guest blog: Doing more with less: An alternative approach to training (for everything) for the ambitious amateur by Andy Magness

Guest blog: Doing more with less: An alternative approach to training (for everything) for the ambitious amateur by Andy Magness

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There is a bit of a reliance on the ‘trickle down’ wisdom in training programs these days, particularly for those aimed towards people with ambitions of longer events. The routines of top athletes are tweaked, shortened or otherwise… Read More

You are an Ironman! Musings from #IMMTB…

You are an Ironman! Musings from #IMMTB…

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I spent most of my weekend in the lovely village of Mont-Tremblant cheering on friends while they swam, biked and ran so they could hear those great words: Insert name here, you are an Ironman! (I’m still bitter… Read More

Ego vs progress: Who usually wins?

Ego vs progress: Who usually wins?

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I have a somewhat embarrassing moment yesterday. I had to tap out of a workout. Not that big of a deal but why am I telling you this? Well just to illustrate a point as usual. Who controls you,… Read More

When is your next race?

When is your next race?

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I get asked that very question on a regular basis. And it’s fair question since I used to ask that very question often as well. Well, there are no current plans for me to race anytime soon. This… Read More

Lessons from the Health and Fitness TweetUp

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We had our second edition of the Ottawa Health and Fitness TweetUp last week at Rama Lotus. Another great event, and this time we had the lovely and talented Kathy Smart as our guest speaker. 1. There are a lot… Read More

Exercise better than drugs?

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I think so! I’m hooked. I must admit. I saw it again on the weekend when I was out for a short ride. I was just pedalling myself to some new places when I realized I had one… Read More