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#WellnessWednesdays episode 61, Part 2 with Julien Gagnon on yoga & relaxation

#WellnessWednesdays episode 61, Part 2 with Julien Gagnon on yoga & relaxation

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat again with Julien Gagnon, this time on meditation & relaxation. Julien is a master of movement. He has been teaching yoga and ballet for 17 years and is now a consultant to… Read More

My #31in31 recap for January 2018!

My #31in31 recap for January 2018!

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It’s been a good month for physical activity. Scratch that, it’s been a great month! I did close to 35 “sessions” of more than 30 minutes with very good variety. I did a bunch of days with two… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #60: Julia Aimers (@JuliaAimers) on @TISWIM and stem cells

#WellnessWednesdays episode #60: Julia Aimers (@JuliaAimers) on @TISWIM and stem cells

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Julia Aimers chatting about Total Immersion Swimming and stem cells. Julia has been coaching since before her teens! She’s the head coach for Team Triumph, a local triathlon club… Read More

I teach to learn…

I teach to learn…

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So I’ve been teaching/coaching for most of my adult life. It got started as a high school football coach when I got injured in my last year of university. It was a way to stay connected with the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #59: Sylvie Manser (@BanffComHouse) on community and opportunities

#WellnessWednesdays episode #59: Sylvie Manser (@BanffComHouse) on community and opportunities

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Sylvie Manser chatting about community and opportunities. Sylvie has been active in the community since her teenage years. Her first real job was at the Banff Community House and… Read More

Experience report: Fat bike ride in neighbourhood trails…

Experience report: Fat bike ride in neighbourhood trails…

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I’m in love with everything fat these days: Fat based diet, fat burning and now trying fat bikes! I’ve been seeing fat bikes everywhere these days it seems and I wanted to check it out for myself. I… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #58: Ryan Grant on running and racing

#WellnessWednesdays episode #58: Ryan Grant on running and racing

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Ryan Grant chatting about racing and running. Ryan has been (very) active for a few decades, dabbling in running, triathlon and adventure racing. And by dabbling, I mean kicking butt… Read More

Book review: Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

Book review: Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

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If the name sounds familiar, it comes from the same author as the international best seller Born to Run. That book was a great inspiration to many people and it really helped solidify my position that everyone can… Read More

5 free things that could help your wellness journey starting today…

5 free things that could help your wellness journey starting today…

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I never knew the holidays could be a taxing time on people until I got older. Not everyone enjoys all he eating, drinking and bad jokes at holiday parties. I get that now. And now we have to… Read More

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & wellness…

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & wellness…

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Do fitness trackers really work? I know I’m a big fan of mine but it seems the consensus isn’t there just yet. Here is Jill Barker’s take on it on the Postmedia platform. *** It seems fitness and wellness is becoming more and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #57: Dr. Bill Chapman on relationships and religion

#WellnessWednesdays episode #57: Dr. Bill Chapman on relationships and religion

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Happy New Year! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Dr. Bill Chapman chatting about relationships and religion. Dr. Chapman started his career in transportation planning before finding his calling as counselor/teacher and getting his doctorate in… Read More

#31in31 is back, with a twist!

#31in31 is back, with a twist!

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Another year, another challenge. If you’re like me, it’s always nice to get a bit of a kick in the butt when we’d rather be hibernating all day. I try to switch it up to keep it fresh… Read More

The most popular #WellnessWednesdays episodes of 2017, as determined by you, the listeners!

The most popular #WellnessWednesdays episodes of 2017, as determined by you, the listeners!

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So 2017 was my first full year as a podcaster. A bit of a roller coaster ride where a small pilot project is quickly turning into a passion project! See below for the top episodes for 2017 in… Read More

My most popular blog posts of 2017, as determined by you, the readers/listeners!

My most popular blog posts of 2017, as determined by you, the readers/listeners!

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Another calendar year is almost done. Goodbye 2017 and welcome to 2018! It’s always fun (and funny) to look back at another year of blogging and life. Some of the top posts always baffle me but that’s part… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #56: Rodney Wilts (@RodneyWilts) on the built environment and walkability

#WellnessWednesdays episode #56: Rodney Wilts (@RodneyWilts) on the built environment and walkability

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Rodney Wilts on the built environment and walkability. Rodney has been a conscious builder for as long as he can remember, starting with his tree forts in youth. Now he’s a… Read More

Adventure report: Long fat fasted snowshoe at Green’s Creek

Adventure report: Long fat fasted snowshoe at Green’s Creek

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Sunday was another beautiful winter day in the Capital. It was a bit chilly in the morning so I delayed my long snowshoe until the afternoon. I was planning on doing a long run but this was too… Read More

What myths do you carry around? A mini Sunday morning rant…

What myths do you carry around? A mini Sunday morning rant…

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I’m currently reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari , a book that was heavily recommended by many. It’s a pretty amazing look at our history and how it’s shaped us. And how a lot of it comes down to “myths” we carry around… Read More

#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