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#WellnessWednesdays episode #68, Part 2 with Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on his new book, Endure

#WellnessWednesdays episode #68, Part 2 with Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on his new book, Endure

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have Alex Hutchinson again, this time chatting about his new book :  Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. As we chatted in part one , Alex is a journalist and writer who does the Sweat Science and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #67: Dr. Alvin Danenberg, DDS (@DrDanenberg) on oral health and ancestral nutrition

#WellnessWednesdays episode #67: Dr. Alvin Danenberg, DDS (@DrDanenberg) on oral health and ancestral nutrition

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Dr. Dan chatting about oral health and ancestral nutrition. Dr. Dan is a dentist by trade who’s had a long and illustrious career. He did have a bit of… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #66: Marianne Gee (@TheBeeGal) on keeping bees and growing your own food

#WellnessWednesdays episode #66: Marianne Gee (@TheBeeGal) on keeping bees and growing your own food

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Marianne Gee chatting about keeping bees and growing your own food. Marianne kinda fell into beekeeping after finding them in a wall in her new house. She was so… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #65: Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on running and journalism

#WellnessWednesdays episode #65: Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on running and journalism

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Alex Hutchinson chatting about running and journalism. I’ve been a bit fan of Alex’s work for years now, even quoting his research in many blog posts. For those who… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #64: John Sokolowski (@JohnBSoko) on going to the Olympics

#WellnessWednesdays episode #64: John Sokolowski (@JohnBSoko) on going to the Olympics

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, John Sokolowski chatting about going to the Olympics. John grew up in a pretty athletic family where his parents competed for their homeland of Poland and his older brother… Read More

Cold and hot exposure: The lazy way to workout!

Cold and hot exposure: The lazy way to workout!

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Sometimes you wanna do an epic 2 hour snowshoe or a big workout weights. But sometimes it’s tough just to get out and do something. This is where my “lazy” workouts come in. And as I get older,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #63: Ryan Butts (@TankActionSpa) on flotation tank therapy

#WellnessWednesdays episode #63: Ryan Butts (@TankActionSpa) on flotation tank therapy

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Ryan Butts chatting about flotation tank therapy. Ryan is an athlete who figured out the key to getting gains: Recovery. His research led him to trying flotation tanks and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #62: Kristy McConnell (@obpwellness) on psychology and running

#WellnessWednesdays episode #62: Kristy McConnell (@obpwellness) on psychology and running

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Kristy McConnell chatting about psychology and running and how they can go together. Kristy is a registered psychologist and an avid runner near Calgary, Alberta. She combines running/walking with… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & mental health…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & mental health…

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Mental health is key and it’s everywhere these days. And that’s a good thing if you ask me! Here is a cool program from the University of Windsor (my old employer) featured in the Windsor Star by Kelly Steele. *** Apparently running is good for… Read More

Experience report: CrossFit Class at CrossFit NCR (@CrossFitNCR)

Experience report: CrossFit Class at CrossFit NCR (@CrossFitNCR)

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After years of being bombarded by the CrossFit folks (who isn’t?), I finally gave in. My friend Laura was a gracious host for an intro class at CrossFit NCR . It was a Monday night class with all kinds of… Read More

#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