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Tobogganing: The Only Time Your Exercise Routine Can Slide

December 8, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Tobogganing can be exercise for the whole family

I have fond memories from childhood of Saturday winter mornings. After cartoons, my whole family would get our snowsuits on and we’d head over to the local town hill for a few hours’ tobogganing. No fancy gimmicks for us, just a few crazy carpets and the trusty family toboggan. It’s fair to say my siblings and I were pretty tired after a morning of sliding down the hill then walking back up only to slide down again. And again. And again. We burned a lot of energy which, I imagine, really helped my mother enjoy some more leisurely afternoons.

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Food and Meal Planning for Diabetes

December 6, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Food and Meal Planning for Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, you may be aware that healthy food choices can help your body control blood glucose (sugar) levels. But how do you do that?

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Walk Your Way Through the Holidays

December 1, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Walk for physical activity this holiday season

There’s no denying December is a busy month. If you’re a parent, having a to-do list the same length of your kid’s wish list is almost guaranteed. Between dinners, shopping, preparing food, and wrapping presents, finding time to be active can be challenging. For me, when things get hectic going back to the basics is what keeps me active. There is nothing more basic (yet beneficial!) than walking.

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Gut Microbiota: What is It and Why is It Important

November 29, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Gut Microbiota: What is it and why is it important

WARNING: If you have antimicrobial hand soap in your bathroom, the contents of this blog post might be unsettling.

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What Exercise Intensity is Best for Your Workout?

November 24, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How hard should you be working out?

You probably know aerobic exercise is good for you, at all stages of life. Do you know about the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines? They recommend adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. Moderate- to vigorous-intensity? What does that mean?

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