Did you know that an important aspect of weight loss is building strength? If you’re trying to lose weight and just doing cardio exercises, you’re missing part of the equation that can increase your weight loss results—and that’s increasing your muscle mass.
You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops …
Here’s a fact that will probably surprise you: it isn’t training that makes you stronger—it’s the rest between training periods that actually improves our fitness.
With the summer months, many of us plan time away camping or at cottages. It’s simple to think you can’t maintain your workouts—you’re low on space and don’t have room for a lot of equipment (and why would you want to pack it, anyway?).
It’s finally here—the first long weekend of the ‘summer.’ While it’s not ‘officially’ summer just yet, Victoria Day weekend is considered by many as the start of summer, as the temperatures continue to increase and the daylight stretches longer into the evening hours, giving us more energy and more time to enjoy the outdoors.
Spring is finally here, and as the temperatures warm up and the daffodils start to bloom, it’s the perfect time to get outside and get moving!
Have you ever had a shoulder injury, or experienced pain in your shoulder area? If so, you know how difficult life can be if you suffer from shoulder pain. Simple, day-to-day chores become a challenge and uncomfortable to perform. Injuries to the supportive structures of the shoulder, such as the bones, tendons, bursae, cartilage and ligaments can all result in …
Just in time for the arrival of spring, which often brings milder temperatures, longer days and more sunlight to brighten our moods, April is Stress Awareness Month. What better time to figure out some ways we can relieve the stress we encounter? Don’t you find some days it seem worse than others?
With our average life expectancy increasing, our ability to enjoy an active and independent lifestyle into our later years will depend upon how well we maintain our personal fitness levels. As we age, it is increasingly important to pay attention to our physical condition so we will be able to do the things we want to do, without pain, for …
Have you ever asked the question ‘What is Self-Myofascial Release or SMR?’ Probably not but you may have heard of people doing some foam rolling after a workout. Simplified, it is a way we can release the tension in our muscles and fascia on our own.