Metabolism boosters for women over 40

18 Oct: Metabolism Boosters for Women Over 40

As you’ve aged, maybe you’ve found that food doesn’t do the same things to your body that it used to.  Those french fries at 25? No problem! That extra plate of spaghetti at 35? You can work it right off the next day! But now? Over 40? It might be harder to shed those extra pounds.  Before we even get to why these things happen to our bodies when we reach a certain age, we want to remind you:  Your body is going to be different from what it was 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. And that’s okay.  It’s about working with your body NOW and setting goals that are focused on health first—not weight. To do this, it’s important to understand what’s going on inside your body, how it’s processing foods, and what you can do to speed up the process.  What is Metabolism? Metabolism is the…

Back Pain? We got your back!

06 Oct: Back Pain? We Got Your Back!

“I can’t work out with my back”  “My back aches every day” “I can’t move like I used to because my back hurts!” Does this sound like you? It might! We hear it all the time. And if it does sound like you, you’re not alone!  Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Unfortunately, this means that they will miss out on precious income for themselves and their families.  Not only that, but the doctor will likely just prescribe pain-blocking medication. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, “Low back pain has also been one of the key drivers for opioid prescription.” We already know that the over-prescription of opioids has caused even greater issues in our local and global communities.  But, here’s the thing: most back pain is preventable.  The truth is that the more you condition your muscles, the…

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22 Sep: 21 Swaps For A Healthier YOU!

If you’ve been making recipes the same way for years, it can be hard to break old habits. We know, we know…it’s not like your mom used to make it. But we promise that making swaps for healthier alternatives will pay off in the long run. We don’t expect you to make drastic changes to your diet overnight—it’s all about single substitutions over time that will make all the difference! So, without further ado, here is our master list of ingredient swaps that you can make for a healthier you!                          .                                                          For best results, print this list off and hang it on your fridge! Then, next time you’re making one…

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14 Sep: Back to School Lunches For Everyone

Congratulations! You made it through the back-to-school craziness!  Between getting adjusted to a new sleep schedule, new after-school clubs and practices, and the general businesses that come with the change of seasons, it can take a toll—even after a week!  So let’s check-in. How are you doing?  Are you keeping up with your fitness? What about your nutrition? What about those school lunches?   We totally get that meal planning not only for yourself but for your whole family can be difficult. One kid wants chips, the other wants a fruit roll-up, the other just simply won’t eat. But the recipes and healthy habits you instill in your kids now will have a huge impact on how they view nutrition down the road.  If by week 2 of back- to-school, you’re all out of ideas for healthy lunches, we’re here to help!  Ditch the plain apples that will secretly get thrown…

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04 Aug: Superfoods for Super You

There is a lot of confusion surrounding “superfoods”. Ask a scientist and they will say there is no such thing, but ask a health or nutrition professional and they will offer you a long list. The scientists might be right in so far as there are no set criteria (at the moment) for determining what is and what is not a superfood – making it more of a marketing term than a scientific grouping. What they all agree on is that some foods are more nutritionally dense than others and pack more of a punch when it comes to the vitamins and minerals they contain. They also agree that consuming foods that are packed with nutrients is certainly a good idea and better for you than strictly consuming those “Miracle” foods that promote unhealthy weight loss only.  Check out these 12 superfoods that you can add to your meal and…

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29 Jul: Think You’re Too Old to Strength Train? Think Again!

You’ve worked hard for a long time building your life, succeeding in your career, raising your kids… Now that you’re in your best years, you should slow down and take it easy. Your strength training days are over,  right? Well, it’s true that your body needs to rest to recover, but that doesn’t mean you should live the rest of your life as a couch potato. The World Health Organization recently estimated that inactivity is responsible for around 5.5 percent of deaths.

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22 Jul: You Snooze, You Win!

For once, you can sleep on the job! In fact, it’s part of putting in the work toward your success! Sleep matters when it comes to reducing body fat and hitting your health and wellness goals, just as much as getting your hours in at the gym. In fact, a study that followed nearly 70,000 women for 16 years showed that those sleeping less than 5.5 hrs per night weighed more than those sleeping 7 to 8 hrs per night!

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19 Jul: 5 Summer Salad Recipes

There’s a lot to love about summer —the hot weather, the extra time outside, and THE FOOD! Summer is the best because our favourite fruits and vegetables come back into season making them cheap and accessible!  There’s no better time than the summer to increase your fruit and veggie intake! Check out these 5 Summer salads that both taste amazing and are amazing for you! 

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15 Jul: How To Know Which Gym is Right For YOU!

Have you ever walked into a gym and knew right away it wasn’t for you?  Why was that? Was it the look? The people? The price tag at the end of that contract? There are many factors that go into finding a gym that’s a good fit for you. We understand that finding the motivation within yourself can be difficult sometimes, so when there is an external demotivator it can be game over.  Ultimately, different people will have different needs, but there are some things to consider when choosing the right gym for YOU.  The Look Sometimes gyms will look nice, shiny, and new on the outside, but may not provide you with the safest space. With big gyms, they will tour you around the gleaning facility with colorful and attractive equipment. This kind of place is great if you’re interested in taking gym selfies—what a great background! But, it’s…

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12 Jul: Outdoor Exercises You Can Do This Summer!

Are you getting tired of your indoor home workouts? Staring into your unfinished basement while you body-weight squat isn’t exactly inspiring. In the winter months, you gotta do whatcha gotta do—BUT things are heating up outside! This means our garage doors are open, the sun is shining in and… It’s time to move some of your workouts outdoors!