Wellness

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & wellness…

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & wellness…

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Do fitness trackers really work? I know I’m a big fan of mine but it seems the consensus isn’t there just yet. Here is Jill Barker’s take on it on the Postmedia platform. *** It seems fitness and wellness is becoming more and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #57: Dr. Bill Chapman on relationships and religion

#WellnessWednesdays episode #57: Dr. Bill Chapman on relationships and religion

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Happy New Year! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Dr. Bill Chapman chatting about relationships and religion. Dr. Chapman started his career in transportation planning before finding his calling as counselor/teacher and getting his doctorate in… Read More

The most popular #WellnessWednesdays episodes of 2017, as determined by you, the listeners!

The most popular #WellnessWednesdays episodes of 2017, as determined by you, the listeners!

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So 2017 was my first full year as a podcaster. A bit of a roller coaster ride where a small pilot project is quickly turning into a passion project! See below for the top episodes for 2017 in… Read More

My most popular blog posts of 2017, as determined by you, the readers/listeners!

My most popular blog posts of 2017, as determined by you, the readers/listeners!

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Another calendar year is almost done. Goodbye 2017 and welcome to 2018! 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… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #56: Rodney Wilts (@RodneyWilts) on the built environment and walkability

#WellnessWednesdays episode #56: Rodney Wilts (@RodneyWilts) on the built environment and walkability

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Rodney Wilts on the built environment and walkability. Rodney has been a conscious builder for as long as he can remember, starting with his tree forts in youth. Now he’s a… Read More

What myths do you carry around? A mini Sunday morning rant…

What myths do you carry around? A mini Sunday morning rant…

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I’m currently reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari , a book that was heavily recommended by many. It’s a pretty amazing look at our history and how it’s shaped us. And how a lot of it comes down to “myths” we carry around… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #55: Part 2 with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

#WellnessWednesdays episode #55: Part 2 with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we do a Part 2 with the great Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep. Dr. Ruwan is a sleep physician with a specialty in respiratory, treating patients with disorders such as sleep apnea. In this episode,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #54: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau @welbi_co on wearables and the aging population

#WellnessWednesdays episode #54: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau @welbi_co on wearables and the aging population

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau on wearables and the aging population. Elizabeth felt powerless when her beloved grandfather passed away. With her hustle and some great technology, she’s hoping to extend the lives of… Read More

What about metabolic flexibility?

What about metabolic flexibility?

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One of the beautiful by-products of becoming a fat burning beast is the increased metabolic flexibility. For those who aren’t as familiar with the concept, it refers to the ability to burn carbs (most people) and/or fat for fuel…. Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #53: Dave Urichuck (@DaveUrichuck) on adventure and coaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #53: Dave Urichuck (@DaveUrichuck) on adventure and coaching

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First of all, sorry about the delay in getting a new podcast up. We’ll chalk it up to scheduling and technical difficulties! *** This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dave Urichuck on adventure and coaching. Dave has… Read More

How do you breathe?

How do you breathe?

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We all breathe or else we’d be dead. I always joke in my workshops that breathing is even more important than posture since you can’t survive very long without it. Ever since I listened to an interesting podcast on the subject on Bulletproof… Read More

Interim Report: #WalkEverydayinNov

Interim Report: #WalkEverydayinNov

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I started a challenge earlier this month to walk everyday in November for at least 20 minutes. We’re more than halfway there and I can report it’s been simply terrific. Most walks have been in the morning. First thing, with a delicious… Read More

Book report: Fat for fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola (@mercola)

Book report: Fat for fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola (@mercola)

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It seems fueling yourself primarily with fat is becoming more and more mainstream as the title of this book says. And here’s the full subtitle: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy…. Read More

New challenge: 20 minute walk every day in November!

New challenge: 20 minute walk every day in November!

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I’ve been walking a lot more these days to stimulate the brain and the body. I even wrote a love letter to walking recently… And people who read the blog know I love challenges. So why not combine both during my birthday month and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #52: Tanya Robertson (@tanyafitness) on fitness and teaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #52: Tanya Robertson (@tanyafitness) on fitness and teaching

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Tanya Robertson (@tanyafitness) on fitness and teaching. Tanya’s been involved with fitness since her teens. Not long after, when a fitness instructor didn’t show up and she jumped in to lead… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

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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 awareness for a little less than 20 minutes. I’m talking about my experiences with awareness,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Leila Attar on addiction and mental health. To say Leila has been through a lot is an understatement. She’s very open about her previous drug use that culminated with a near-deadly… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep. Dr. Ruwan is a sleep physician with a specialty in respiratory, treating patients with disorders such as sleep apnea. In this episode, we chat about the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48:  Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48: Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jen Broad on happiness and laughter. Jen in becoming an old friend and an all-around wanderlust and wonder woman. I truly admire her self-care regimen so I wanted to bring her… Read More

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

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If you follow the blog, you shouldn’t be surprised that I love podcasts. It’s where I get the majority of my research/info these days. Here are a few I love, all related to the wellness theme! 1. Tim… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47:  Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47: Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ben Leiken on mental health wellness. Ben is Supervisor, Mental Health at Ottawa Public Health, and mental health is definitely a subject he likes to talk about. We chat about the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Janet Gray on financial wellness. Janet is now a fee-for-service financial advisor after spending a big part of her career as a financial planner. She’s seen it all though her years… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Clark about the world of coffee. Ian is a coffee connoisseur and a self-indited coffee nerd. He’s been involved in the coffee business for close to 15 years as a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #44 Part 2 with Dai Manuel (@DaiManuel) on lifestyle and fitness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #44 Part 2 with Dai Manuel (@DaiManuel) on lifestyle and fitness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we do a Part 2 with the great Dai Manuel on lifestyle and fitness. As you may know, Dai was morbidly obese as a teen (with a BMI over 40) before he really found… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #43: My episode on the @DizRuns podcast

#WellnessWednesdays episode #43: My episode on the @DizRuns podcast

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays we’re changing things up a little. I’m featuring a recent interview I did with Denny Krahe from the DizRuns podcast. We chat about my football background/injury and how I got into running. We also… Read More