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#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

Just finished my part for #WorldLitterRunWeek…

Just finished my part for #WorldLitterRunWeek…

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Warning: I might seem to be on my high horse for this post. And I might be. But at least you’ve been warned! So my good friend Luke MacDonald from Aerobics First put up a notice on Facebook this week about… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition

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You’ve probably heard of the Sweat Science column in Runner’s World. SOme great stuff! Here’s a look from there to see if diet or exercise makes you hungry. You might be surprised! *** I’m really loving podcasts these days. I’m turning my… Read More

Fat is not efficient…

Fat is not efficient…

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I feel like a bit of a hypocrite writing this. This is the heaviest I’ve been since my football/university days… Granted I put on some muscle after getting back to the gym in the past few months but… Read More

Compact is efficient, in running as in life!

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A lot of people think going faster when you’re running means trying to power your way to speed or trying to recruit as many muscles as possible. That might work in the short term (aka sprinting) but it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

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I’m excited now that more and more people realize that fat is good for you. Well I should re-phrase that: Good fats are good for you. See below for some more recent evidence! It seems fat is part of the future of fat burning . And this… Read More

ChiRunning Check-In Session in Ottawa – Sunday May 6 @ 1pm

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Unfortunately I can’t make people amazing efficient runners in just one afternoon session. I think that’s one of the biggest drawbacks to ChiRunning, there’s so much to it to learn. I’ve come up with a check-in session to… Read More

#MeatlessMondays, a slightly different kind of adventure…

#MeatlessMondays, a slightly different kind of adventure…

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I love meat! I love to cook it, smell it and most of all, eat it! Especially since I cut a lot of grains and crap from my diet over the past year, I’ve been clinging to meat… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

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How is your relationship with food? I know mine is “complicated” from time to time… The Minimalists, a new website I cam across, have a cool look at it with their “Food is Not Entertainment” post . *** And this time of the year,… Read More

Book Review: Bulletproof Diet by @DaveAsprey

Book Review: Bulletproof Diet by @DaveAsprey

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If you think putting butter in your coffee is ri-dunk-ulous, then you probably won’t enjoy this book. But FYI, I started doing that almost two years ago now and I can’t see myself stopping… He’s not advising just… Read More

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

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So this magical race happened again last weekend and I was actually in town for it so I was happy to take it all in with family and friends. Even my dog-brother Beau took part again! Even if I’m not… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from around the Interweb…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from around the Interweb…

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Hey folks, Here’s another dose of #FridayFindings, your occasional look at some of the cool links I collect about running, fitness and wellness. What if I told you volunteering could get you into better shape? Well that’s what… Read More

My top blog posts of 2015!

My top blog posts of 2015!

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Another calendar year is done. Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! 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 of the… Read More

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

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

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Crazy times around Canada and North America these days. Mid-December and we’re experiencing double digit temperatures. I even saw a report of a golf course being open today in Ottawa. Crazy! Anyway, here we go for another edition… Read More

Please sweat it out!

Please sweat it out!

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I’m not talking about sweating the small stuff in your daily life, I’m talking about h ealth benefits of sweating in a closed space. This also applies to exercise in general but I’ve already written about that many, many times. Since I… Read More