Wellness

Shutting down: My @TankActionSpa Float Experience

Shutting down: My @TankActionSpa Float Experience

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

Have you ever heard of the Dead Sea? Or the Nordik Spa’s Källa treatment? I have and I read up a lot on the benefits of Epsom salts so with an incredible deal I found online I decided… Read More

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the world of the mind-body connections!

#FridayFindings: Some cool stuff from the world of the mind-body connections!

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

Here are some some cool links from the world that looks at the mind-body connection. The good thing is there is more and more of this stuff out there! I know I’ve been talking about meditation a lot… Read More

My first meditation workshop with @capitalyoga: It was an experience…

My first meditation workshop with @capitalyoga: It was an experience…

Posted In: Wellness divider 3 Comments »

It’s often said that it’s beneficial to do things that are not easy for us. That’s what comes to mind when I used to think about meditation. My mind works 1000 MPH so when it comes to slowing… Read More

Findings from the worlds of running and nutrition!

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

As always I’m on the lookout for great articles and tidbits I can share with all of you. Here is some great stuff I came across recently: You know I’ve been talking about brain health a lot these… Read More

Documentary Review: The Connection: Mind Your Body

Documentary Review: The Connection: Mind Your Body

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

I got invited to a screening of The Connection: Mind Your Body this past weekend at Hub Ottawa, with the lovely Jamine Ackert of Capital Yoga as gracious host. To be honest I didn’t really know what to expect. I was… Read More

Join gluten-free expert Kathy Smart tomorrow night (Wed Nov 5) for a free charity video chat!

Join gluten-free expert Kathy Smart tomorrow night (Wed Nov 5) for a free charity video chat!

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

I love it when it all comes together! Read below for a win-win-win situation. Did I mention it’s free? It’s even better when it involves great people.. *** Crowd Ask It and the Ottawa Media Group (OMG) are… Read More

Getting serious with these health claims…

Getting serious with these health claims…

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

All Natural! Organic! Fat free! Made with whole grains! Have you seen these claims on your food lately? Who hasn’t! My buddies and I always joked a few years back when we saw a fat-free label on pretzels…. Read More

Book review: Making a Good Brain Great by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

Book review: Making a Good Brain Great by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

Posted In: Me | Wellness divider No Comments »

I’ve been on a brain kick these past few months. Ever since I read the book “Brain that changes itself” in the past year or two, I’ve been fascinated with all we’re learning these days about our most… Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

Posted In: Fitness | Wellness divider 2 Comments »

As a lifelong bachelor, V-Day doesn’t carry much weight for me. And I’m pretty sure my Mom is tired of hearing from me on this date every year anyway… Whether you have a special someone to celebrate or… Read More

How exercise helped me with a recent bout of depression… #BellLetsTalk

How exercise helped me with a recent bout of depression… #BellLetsTalk

Posted In: Me | Wellness divider 2 Comments »

So most of you know/see me as a fairly motivated individual. I hope today’s post will not change your perception of me and also shed some light on depression and how exercise can help. For a few months… Read More

RoundUp from the #hftott TweetUp: 5 books to make 2014 the best one yet!

RoundUp from the #hftott TweetUp: 5 books to make 2014 the best one yet!

Posted In: Fitness | Wellness divider No Comments »

As always, good times at another installment of the Health & Fitness TweetUp. It was even more rewarding since it was freezing outside and the auditorium was nice and toasty! I chatted about five books that have made… Read More

Guest blog from @OWellnessHub: How exercise affects the brain (and the list grows)

Guest blog from @OWellnessHub: How exercise affects the brain (and the list grows)

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

Here is a blog entry I did recently about the effects of exercise on the brain for the Ottawa Wellness Hub, a local start-up I co-founded to provide workplace wellness leveraging the top local practitioners: We all know… Read More

Book Review: Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink, PhD

Book Review: Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink, PhD

Posted In: Wellness divider No Comments »

I got a hold of another great book recently: Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink, PhD. It’s basically what science is telling us about how portion size, packaging and perception is telling us… Read More

Your body: One of the most incredible things on earth…

Your body: One of the most incredible things on earth…

Posted In: Me | Wellness divider No Comments »

I never cease to be amazed about what the body does and what it can do. Folks like my buddy Simon Donato doing self-sustained multi-day stage races all over the world and Ray Zahab’s 111-day running quest across the Sahara. Or something simple… Read More

Musings from the worlds of fitness, nutrition and running!

Musings from the worlds of fitness, nutrition and running!

Posted In: Running | Wellness divider No Comments »

The great things about infromation these days is that it’s like drinking from a fire hose. There’s just so much out there! Every few weeks, I try to bring you some fun and relevant articles so can get… Read More

How you feel is the great equalizer…

How you feel is the great equalizer…

Posted In: Me | Wellness divider No Comments »

I spent a day spent at a local outdoor spa recently to take a bit of a break and let it all soak in. It made me think about why people go to those places and why some… Read More

Book review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Book review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Posted In: Me | Wellness divider No Comments »

You have control over everything that you do, right? Well you might and you might not… I listened to this great book recently. Some powerful stuff about how habits are created and how powerful they can be. It… Read More

Book review: Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Book review: Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Posted In: Me | Wellness divider No Comments »

Who knows what a good calorie is anymore?!? This book really shows you not all calories are created equal. This book is very heavy on studies and research which is never a bad thing. I’m a bit of a… Read More

TweetUp RoundUp: Why Sitting Sucks by @TaniaFrechette

TweetUp RoundUp: Why Sitting Sucks by @TaniaFrechette

Posted In: Blog | Wellness divider No Comments »

Did you know that the average Canadian adult sits 9.3 hours a day? Recent stats show that Canadian adults are now spending about three-quarters of their time sedentary and even for those who exercise regularly can experience the… Read More

Introducing the Ottawa Wellness Hub aka ottawawellnesshub.ca

Introducing the Ottawa Wellness Hub aka ottawawellnesshub.ca

Posted In: Fitness | Wellness divider No Comments »

This day has been long in the making; It’s my utmost pleasure to unveil my latest endeavour, the Ottawa Wellness Hub ! This is a collaboration with my co-founder Tania Fréchette and some of Ottawa’s top health & wellness practitioners. We’ve checked… Read More