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#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

#WellnessWednesdays episode #15, Kamal Ravikant (@KamalRavikant) on adventures and self love

#WellnessWednesdays episode #15, Kamal Ravikant (@KamalRavikant) on adventures and self love

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Kamal Ravikant on adventures and self love. This was a big deal for me. I read Kamal’s first book ( Love Yourself Like Your Life Depended On It ) a few years ago and it had a profound effect… Read More

Documentary Review: The Big Fat Fix by Dr. Aseem Malhotra & Donal O’Neill

Documentary Review: The Big Fat Fix by Dr. Aseem Malhotra & Donal O’Neill

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I chatted about this documentary recently in my latest #FridayFindings column. I watched it last week and it was very good. It starts off with the two main characters (cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra & movie producer Donal O’Neill) visiting Pioppi,… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of nutrition and running…

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Another crazy week but it’s been productive. Stay tuned for some amazing episodes of the #WellnessWednesdays podcast! *** See above for a trailer/interview for a cool documentary called The Big Fat Fix. Pretty insightful stuff. And stay tuned for… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #14, Jessie Carson (@livingpractice) on yoga philosophy and writing as therapy

#WellnessWednesdays episode #14, Jessie Carson (@livingpractice) on yoga philosophy and writing as therapy

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jessie Carson (@livingpractice) on yoga philosophy and writing as therapy. I’ve had the pleasure of taking a class with Jessie and she’s a gentle teacher and a gentle soul. Listen to… Read More

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

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I’m just back from a great road trip to Philadelphia with some buddies and as always, I got a nice run in along the waterfront. See above for a nice view from our yacht of a nice bridge… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #13, Rob Hewitt on veganism and finding balance in life

#WellnessWednesdays episode #13, Rob Hewitt on veganism and finding balance in life

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We’re back to spread some wellness for your fall even if winter is now here… This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Rob Hewitt on veganism and finding balance in life. Rob is an old friend (we went… Read More

Experience report: Hiking Red Rock with my favourite brother!

Experience report: Hiking Red Rock with my favourite brother!

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So I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with my favourite (and only) brother for a belated birthday trip. So nice to spend quality time and kick back for a short sejour. The highlight of the trip was… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #12, Dr. Tatyana Lachowich on growing up chiro and her wellness journey

#WellnessWednesdays episode #12, Dr. Tatyana Lachowich on growing up chiro and her wellness journey

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We’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! And get ready, it’s almost winter… This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Tatyana Lachowich on chiros and her wellness journey. Dr. Lachowich comes from a family of… Read More

Want to learn to burn fat all day every day? Workshop in #Ottawa on Dec 8

Want to learn to burn fat all day every day? Workshop in #Ottawa on Dec 8

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Want to teach your body to burn fat as its main source of fuel? It can happen as it’s currently happening to me and a few million other lucky humans around the world. We’re going retro, like hundreds… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #11, Ernest Barbaric @ebarbaric on stress and workplace wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #11, Ernest Barbaric @ebarbaric on stress and workplace wellness

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We’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ernest Barbaric on stress and workplace wellness. Ernest is a digital marketer by trade but shares some great personal stories on what… Read More

Need to relax? Try square breathing!

Need to relax? Try square breathing!

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If you would have told me a few years back that conscious breathing would have made a difference in my life, I would have laughed out loud. A few times. I remember going to a yoga class more… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #10, my mother Gisele Collard on aging gracefully and the outdoors

#WellnessWednesdays episode #10, my mother Gisele Collard on aging gracefully and the outdoors

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After a slight hiccup, we’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with a very special person, my mother Gisele about fitness as you get older, and the outdoors. Gisele was a… Read More

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

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So I got nudged (or conned depends how you look at it) by my buddy Dion (again) to do another low-key MEC event. Let’s just say when my alarm went off on Sunday morning at 6:30 and it… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of fitness and nutrition…

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of fitness and nutrition…

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Hey there again, a bit of a crazy week so this week’s #FridayFindings post is on Saturday. Better late than never, right? Gotta roll with the punches… Sugar or fat? What’s worse for you? The answer is getting more and… Read More

V-Log: My experience with (intermittent) fasting

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In a rare video blog post, I talk about my experience with intermittent fasting. How it affected my brain,my routine and my workouts. It’s been quite the revelation for me, with more energy, clearer thought process and some weight loss…. Read More