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#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

So what is this Wim Hof Method you speak of?

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I’ve been experimenting with the Wim Hof Method for close to a year now. It helped me kickstart my “training” last summer . I really enjoy how it connects the entire body: Mind, body, strength, flexibility, breathing… It basically boils down to breath… Read More

Fat fasting for the win!

Fat fasting for the win!

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If you follow the blog, you know about my experience with fat fasting and exercise during the past 6 months or so. I’ve been experimenting with it even more these days, with some pretty great results! I’ve done a few… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #21, Andrew Scott (@A_R_Scott091) about weight loss and challenges

#WellnessWednesdays episode #21, Andrew Scott (@A_R_Scott091) about weight loss and challenges

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Andrew Scott about weight loss and challenges. Andrew is an entrepreneur who got caught up in the small business treadmill while sacrificing his health (gaining 70 pounds along the way) and… Read More

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self love for the win!

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self love for the win!

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I’ve had a weird week so far. Not terribly bad or terribly good, just a bunch of ups and downs. Some biz stuff, some personal stuff, all kicking me off my usual sunny path. So I need a bit… Read More

Need help training for a major endurance/multisport/running race in 2017?

Need help training for a major endurance/multisport/running race in 2017?

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I’ve been coaching athletes for more than 15 years, starting all those years ago with high school football when I got my back injury in uni. It’s been a love and hate (mostly love) relationship ever since! I… Read More

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

Experience report: Running in water with @LiquidGymOttawa

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So I got to check out LiquidGym Ottawa recently and I was in for a treat. To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I had ever done really was some water… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #20: Monologue on relaxation

#WellnessWednesdays episode #20: Monologue on relaxation

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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 relaxation for 15 minutes or so. I’m talking about my recent experiences including meditation, float… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of running and nutrition

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It seems running by intuition is best, especially when it comes to speed. Here’s a cool look at it by Outside Magazine . I did freak out a bit recently since I’m currently switching my fitness tracker. But I still run on feel for the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #19, Terri Storey (@TerraceWellness) about mental health #BellLetsTalk

#WellnessWednesdays episode #19, Terri Storey (@TerraceWellness) about mental health #BellLetsTalk

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have a special #BellLetsTalk session with Terri Storey about mental health. As you’ll hear in this episode, Terri is passionate about access to mental health for everyone. She started Terrace Wellness since the… Read More

Earn your carbs!

Earn your carbs!

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It’s a saying I heard recently a few times from the one and only Charles Poliquin. He says if you’re a thin person and you’re active, you can get away with carbs as part of your daily regimen…. Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings: New stuff for 2017 from the worlds of fitness and running

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Ever heard of Charles Poliquin? He’s a monster in the world of fitness and training. Here he answers 5 more questions from his readers, most notably about disciple and winning meetings. *** Who doesn’t love coffee? More research on how it can help fight… Read More

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

Running in snowshoes the ChiRunning way!

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Well this title is a bit of an oxymoron since ChiRunning is basically the only way to run in snowshoes. Have you ever tried to heel strike with snowshoes on? I didn’t think so… I remember having a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran (@TORunningChiro) on running injuries

#WellnessWednesdays episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran (@TORunningChiro) on running injuries

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Brittany Moran about running injuries. Ironically we were at the University of Windsor at the same time as I worked there in the athletic department and she ran track and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman (@sarahpressman) on the science of happiness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman (@sarahpressman) on the science of happiness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Sarah Pressman on the science of happiness. I’ve known Dr. Pressman before she had her PhD, when we were both lowly undergrads at Mount Allison University in the late 1990’s…. Read More

You can now call me Eric Collard, Primal Health Coach!

You can now call me Eric Collard, Primal Health Coach!

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Ooops, I did it again! Another year, another certification… Similar to my ChiRunning and my TPI certs, I did it first and foremost to make myself a better athlete/golfer/runner. It also made a lot of sense since I… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool stuff from the worlds of science and nutrition

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Welcome back to another edition of #FridayFindings, the first one of 2017! We’ll start off with a new study from Northwestern University about the effects of the rhythm of your breath. It’s pretty powerful, it can help you in… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #16, Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes) on endurance events and blogging

#WellnessWednesdays episode #16, Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes) on endurance events and blogging

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jessica Kuepfer on endurance events and blogging. I connected with Jessica on Twitter a few years back and was drawn to her energy and cool adventures. We then ended up doing… Read More

Experience report: Acro yoga!

Experience report: Acro yoga!

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So I like to try new things. Especially when it comes to physical training. I had been hearing about and reading about acro yoga for a few months now and it really piqued my interest. I found a… Read More

My top 5 blog posts of 2016, as determined by you, the readers!

My top 5 blog posts of 2016, as determined by you, the readers!

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First of all, happy new year to all of you crazy people reading this. 2017 is going to be an awesome one, I can just smell it! See below for my  top 5 blog posts of 2016, as determined… Read More

5 top things I learned about fitness from @tferriss in 2016…

5 top things I learned about fitness from @tferriss in 2016…

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You probably know by now that I’ve been a big fan of Tim Ferriss ever since I read his first book ( Four Hour Workweek ) more than 5 years ago. He’s grown up a lot since then and his influence… Read More

Last #FridayFindings of 2016: New stuff from the world of nutrition and fitness…

Last #FridayFindings of 2016: New stuff from the world of nutrition and fitness…

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Last week before the holidays. Who’s excited? And who’s excited about all this snow? This guy! Bring on the snowshoeing! *** I’m done recording my first 15 episodes of #WellnessWednesdays for 2016. It’s been a blast so far… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays RoundUp: All the episodes of 2016 under one roof!

#WellnessWednesdays RoundUp: All the episodes of 2016 under one roof!

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Episode #1 – Me on the intro to #WellnessWednesdays and why I started the podcast! *** Episode #2 – Jamine Ackert (@capitalyoga) on meditation *** Episode #3 – Luke MacDonald on running and shoes *** Episode #4 – Dr. Lindsay Clement on the… Read More