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Exercise as a form of self-care?

Exercise as a form of self-care?

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I’m writing this as I get back home from my first foam roller class (Thanks Kim!) and a quick walk around the ‘hood. It wasn’t easy, especially when you roll out the tight muscles, but it got me… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #31, Ian Loughead @ianloughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels

#WellnessWednesdays episode #31, Ian Loughead @ianloughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Loughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels. Ian is a local running/multi-sport superstar based in Halifax. It wasn’t always that way though as he really started running as 30something, barely… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #30, Robyn Baldwin @RobynBaldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS

#WellnessWednesdays episode #30, Robyn Baldwin @RobynBaldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Robyn Baldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS. We chat about how she was skinny-fat (her words, not mine) before she got into fitness. She then went into figure competitions before… Read More

Experience report: Yoga for runners in Montreal with Julien Gagnon

Experience report: Yoga for runners in Montreal with Julien Gagnon

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I spent a wonderful Saturday on the weekend where I taught a great group of runners before doing a 3-hour yoga for runners class with the one and only Julien Gagnon. For those who don’t know him, he’s… Read More

Experience report: My first 48-hour fast…

Experience report: My first 48-hour fast…

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First of all, a huge disclaimer: Please don’t do this unless you’re following the orders of a medical professional. I am NOT a doctor and I don’t play one on the interwebs. Okay, this is just a first-person… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #29, Dai Manuel @DaiManuel on lifestyle and fitness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #29, Dai Manuel @DaiManuel on lifestyle and fitness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dai Manuel on lifestyle and fitness. Ironically Dai was morbidly obese as a teen (with a BMI over 40) before he really found fitness. After starting to work in the industry… Read More

Listen to your heart… Aka heart rate monitoring

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This post won’t be about following your passion or moving to a new city for your loved on. Or the Roxette song highlighted above. It’s about paying attention to the feedback your heart gives you on a daily,… Read More

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

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

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I wasn’t always a big fan of walking but now I’ve really caught the bug for physical and mental benefits. Check out this infographic (above) with all kinds of cool info and stats. Will you get your 10,000… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #28: Monologue on becoming a caveman…

#WellnessWednesdays episode #28: Monologue on becoming a caveman…

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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 how I’m trying to become more of a caveman for 15 minutes or so. I’m talking… Read More

Why I’ve become more of a caveman…

Why I’ve become more of a caveman…

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It’s been a slow progression to try to get back to my childhood dream of living on a big piece of land so I can run around all day and play. Now I’m trying to use the timeless… Read More

Experience report: Hiking in Lake Placid, NY

Experience report: Hiking in Lake Placid, NY

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I tried to take a bit of a break from the busy life to get away and soak up nature and get some steps in. It was nice to basically keep my phone away for a few days, except… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays Round-Up: All the good stuff from 2017

#WellnessWednesdays Round-Up: All the good stuff from 2017

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Episode #16, Jessica Kuepfer on endurance events and blogging Episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman on the science of happiness Episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran on running injuries Episode #19, Terri Storey about mental health Episode #20: Monologue on… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running

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Another busy week but I wouldn’t have any other way. Especially with spring weather almost here! Are you looking to get back in shape but strapped on time? I think most of us are. Well here is a cool look at what science is telling us to do with… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #27, Victoria Cleary @VCAthletic on treating athletes and Olympians

#WellnessWednesdays episode #27, Victoria Cleary @VCAthletic on treating athletes and Olympians

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Victoria Cleary on treating athletes and Olympians. Victoria is an athletic therapist based in Petawawa who treats all kinds of innjuries and people. She’s also been involved with the national women’s… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #26, Noel Paine @NoelPaine on running long and short

#WellnessWednesdays episode #26, Noel Paine @NoelPaine on running long and short

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Noel Paine on running long and short. Noel has been running for longer than some of you have been alive. He’s also done it all, from 100 metres to 100 kilometres…. Read More

Experience review: Fed Up Documentary

Experience review: Fed Up Documentary

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Since I’m a bit of a geek, I spent part of my Saturday night watching Fed Up Documentary, about the consumption of sugar in our diet. Full disclosure I spent the other part watching a musical so please don’t… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dre. Annie Jean about foot care and training for races. Annie is a podiatrist and a local athletic superstar. We chat about how she got into her career and her recent amazing… Read More

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

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Unfortunately it’s not as easy as switching cellphone providers but it could be more beneficial for your health. Most North Americans are carb burners as its the majority of the calories they ingest. It’s not that bad if it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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This is a Fasting Friday for me, where I usually eat my first meal around the lunch hour. There’s more and more (old & new) research showing the benefits of intermittent fasting. Here’s a look at some from Collective Evolution . *** Stretching is… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #24, Jon Ruby (@Jonnyruby) on spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom

#WellnessWednesdays episode #24, Jon Ruby (@Jonnyruby) on spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jon Ruby about spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom. Jon is a former addict turned preacher and community organizer. He also has a great laugh! We chat about his take on… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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Some of you might know Dr. Mark Cucuzzella from the Natural Running Center. He’s in the inner circles when it comes to other running and coaching legends like Dr. Phil Maffetone and Mark Sisson. Here he looks at new… Read More

The 2017 ECinc ChiRunning Tour is coming to a town near you!

The 2017 ECinc ChiRunning Tour is coming to a town near you!

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The spring is coming up soon. And so is my next tour! The tour kicks off in one of my favourite spots, the Ottawa Valley. My next workshop in Petawawa, presented by VC Athletic & Bracing , is happening on the afternoon… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #23, Olympian Evan Dunfee (@EvanDunfee) about #Rio2016 and #LCHF

#WellnessWednesdays episode #23, Olympian Evan Dunfee (@EvanDunfee) about #Rio2016 and #LCHF

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Olympian Evan Dunfee about his experience in Rio 2016 and his nutritional experiences. Evan is a record-setting race walker based in British Columbia and he has represented Canada numerous times around the world…. Read More

Experience review: @FitBit Blaze

Experience review: @FitBit Blaze

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So since my beloved Basis seized operations, I had to look elsewhere for my fitness tracker for the first time in almost 3 years . It happens to the best of them! I looked around for some options and nothing really… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #22, Dr. Geoff Outerbridge (@WorldSpineCare) about chiropractic around the world and community

#WellnessWednesdays episode #22, Dr. Geoff Outerbridge (@WorldSpineCare) about chiropractic around the world and community

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Geoff Outerbridge about chiropractic around the world and community. Geoff is a chiropractor, an ageless athlete and has helped World Spine Care (WSC) become a leader in evidence-based care in… Read More