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Fat Fasted Adventure #4: Great hiking adventure in New Hampsire!

Fat Fasted Adventure #4: Great hiking adventure in New Hampsire!

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So I took a few days off to kick back and help my lovely mother celebrated her 29th birthday again. It was nice to relax, cook, hang out with family and get active on my own time. And… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and wellness!

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and wellness!

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You are what you eat, right? Well that’s kinda true and in that spirit, here’s a Some good advice coming from Dr. Aseem Malholtra, a doctor in the UK. He talks about us needing a healthy dose of lifestyle medicine , instead of meds. He’s also… Read More

Fat Fasted Adventure #3: Epic hiking adventure in upstate New York!

Fat Fasted Adventure #3: Epic hiking adventure in upstate New York!

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Another summer weekend, another fat fasted adventure! So the part of the past weekend was spent in Hermon in upstate New York with my buddy Trevor and it included a nice hike by nearby Wolf Lake. What a beautiful morning to… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and exercise…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and exercise…

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Another great week, another Friday! Funny how that works… Check out this cool picture/diagram up top about the effects of exercise on the body. It’s a bit technical but it showcases what the body does to keep up…. Read More

Book review: Primal Endurance by @Mark_Sisson

Book review: Primal Endurance by @Mark_Sisson

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So I picked up another book about fitness last month, what else is new? This one was  Primal Endurance by Mark Sission . You might know who Mark is without really knowing. He’s not only a former standout triathlete (4th at Kona) and… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness…

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I’ve been listening a lot of podcasts and reading a lot of books, a lot of them fitness and wellness related, so I could put out a #FridayFindings every day it seems. But I won’t bore you. See… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #8, @TaniaFrechette on healing and energy

#WellnessWednesdays episode #8, @TaniaFrechette on healing and energy

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Healer Tania Frechette on energy, yoga and books of course. Tania is a traditional energy healer and crystal healing practitioner. She’s also a kickass yoga teacher and a pretty darn good runner…. Read More

Another fat fasted adventure: This time longer and even better!

Another fat fasted adventure: This time longer and even better!

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So my brother and I usually do one or more epic rides every summer. It’s getting tougher for us to get together with him having two young kids. They always get in the way, right? But they’re so cute ! So we… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #7, Podiatrist Dre Julie Gauvreau on feet and cryotherapy

#WellnessWednesdays episode #7, Podiatrist Dre Julie Gauvreau on feet and cryotherapy

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Podiatrist Dre Julie Gauvreau on feet and cryotherapy. And we even address foot fetishes! Dre Gauvreau has always wanted to work in the health field and help people. It wasn’t until… Read More

What fat fasting did for me this weekend…

What fat fasting did for me this weekend…

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So we’ve been told to carb load for any “endurance” workouts for decades, right? Well I’ve been reading more and more on how that notion has been blown out of water (stay tuned for a review of Mark… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #6, Natalie from Rawlicious Ottawa (@RawliciouOttawa) on food as medicine

#WellnessWednesdays episode #6, Natalie from Rawlicious Ottawa (@RawliciouOttawa) on food as medicine

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Natalie from Rawlicious Ottawa about the world of vegan fresh fast food. Natalie started her wellness journey all this while ago while living on a wonderful island down south. She also… Read More

Experience review: Petite Aventure Desjardins 2016

Experience review: Petite Aventure Desjardins 2016

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So I got asked by my favourite brother to do a little cycle tour a few weeks back. How could I say no, especially since it involved his cute little family? I didn’t figure out until later that… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #5, Ashley Mathieu (@AshleyMathieu_ ) on fitness and eating fat

#WellnessWednesdays episode #5, Ashley Mathieu (@AshleyMathieu_ ) on fitness and eating fat

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ashley Mathieu about the world of fitness and eating fat. Ashley is pro personal trainer and co-owner of the Anytime Fitness franchise on Kent St in downtown Ottawa. She is also the… Read More

My recent @IsoSpaFloat experience…

My recent @IsoSpaFloat experience…

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So most of you know I’ll try anything twice, especially when it comes to wellness. Ever heard of sensory deprivation therapy? Or floating? Well you should! It’s another trend coming from our friends in California that’s getting quite popular all over the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #4, Dr. Lindsay Clement (@ChiroLindsay) on the chiropractic world

#WellnessWednesdays episode #4, Dr. Lindsay Clement (@ChiroLindsay) on the chiropractic world

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Lindsay Clement about the world of chiropractic. Dr. Lindsay is a former competitive soccer player who know treats a lot of athletes, pregnant ladies and children. She’s very inquisitive and hands on… Read More

Training Update: Getting my fitness back, one day at a time…

Training Update: Getting my fitness back, one day at a time…

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So I signed up for the Raid de la Gaspesie again this year. 4 days of torture wasn’t enough last year so we decided to do it again. At least this year we have an idea of what we’re getting ourselves into,… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of training and nutrition…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of training and nutrition…

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It’s been said that a lot of people starting out in triathlon and running are overtraining. It happened to me, and it happened to better people than me. More isn’t always better. Here is a great guide from Dr. John Berardi  from Precision Nutrition… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #3 – Luke MacDonald (@LukeShoeFitter) on running

#WellnessWednesdays episode #3 – Luke MacDonald (@LukeShoeFitter) on running

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with an old friend and a local legend in Halifax, Luke MacDonald. Luke is a former competitive runner turned shoe fitter turned shoe store owner. And a big philanthropist. And an all-around nice… Read More

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

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

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Hey there, I had so much cool stuff to share this week I had to make two #FridayFindings posts. This one will be all about nutrition though… Perfect for the weekend when you have more time to cook,… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

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Do you think more expensive shoes are better for you than cheap ones? You might be wrong! A new study came to me through the ChiRunning site and it made me think twice about it. The good thing about minimalist shoes is that… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #2 – Jamine Ackert (@capitalyoga) on meditation

#WellnessWednesdays episode #2 – Jamine Ackert (@capitalyoga) on meditation

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So this week on #WellnessWednesdays’s second episode (well the first real one), we chat with local yoga and meditation teacher Jamine Ackert. This chat took many awesome turns from talking about the differences with yoga, how science backs meditation… Read More

Welcome to the new #WellnessWednesdays Podcast!

Welcome to the new #WellnessWednesdays Podcast!

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So I can’t really sit still… (This should not be news to you!) I’ve been loving the podcast world these days so that got me thinking. We don’t have much great local content for wellness and fitness. I’ve also… Read More

Where is the love? #MotivationMonday

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I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend, or just an awesome Monday regardless. It was nice for me to recharge the batteries and slow down this elongated weekend. I also had the time to listen to an awesome… Read More

Deconstructing food, so fun and your health could depend on it…

Deconstructing food, so fun and your health could depend on it…

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You might have noticed a few more posts about food and recipes recently on the blog. Don’t worry, I won’t turn into a Pinterest foodie feed on you just yet. It’s just that all this reading and cooking… Read More

Meditation tips from a beginner…

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I don’t feel I’m quite qualified to tell you all about meditation but at least I can pass along some tips that have helped me. I find meditation is like running in that everyone sees it as a… Read More