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September 2011

Biking to Harrison Hot Springs

September 16, 2011 by Michael de Jong | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, vlog

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Biking to Harrison Hot Springs

A number of weeks ago, I decided to ride my bike from my home in Abbotsford to Harrison Hot Springs for some meetings. 

8 or 9 years ago I did this same ride – I was feeling more stiff this time around but it could be because I hadn’t adjusted my bike in several years! 

I really enjoyed the ride except for the flat tire I got on the way back.  + MORE

Back to School can be Done Better Together

September 14, 2011 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: back to school, kids, teens

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Back to School can be Done Better Together

You have to pick up your daughter from school to take her to soccer, your son is at swimming lessons and your partner is working. The school year has begun and so have the added extracurricular activities. How can you make time to make sure everyone, including yourself, has time to eat at all, let alone has a chance to eat with other family members? You're not alone with this scenario. There are ways to not just get everyone ‘fed and watered,' but also share some time together.

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Healthy Eating at School Beyond the Lunch Bag

September 13, 2011 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: back to school, children, lunch

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Healthy Eating at School Beyond the Lunch Bag

After lovingly packing a healthy and delicious lunch for little Andrea, including a surprise note inside that reminds her that you love her, she is off to her first day at the new school! But what happens when she actually gets to school? Does she eat her lunch on a crowded gym floor? Does she have time to eat or does she run off to play soccer with her half eaten tuna sandwich abandoned in her backpack?

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Interval Training Part 2

September 12, 2011 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: exercise, physical activity

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Interval Training Part 2

In my previous blog, I introduced interval training. The purpose of this post is to show you what a generalized interval training routine looks like.

Note: Interval training can span across a variety of exercise/activities and sport specific drills (e.g. walking, jogging, sprinting, rowing, biking, elliptical training and swimming etc).

General Procedure:

1.  Warm up for five minutes at a light intensity (e.g. slow walk or bike, etc.). + MORE

Fitting in Fitness and Finding Motivation

September 9, 2011 by Michael de Jong | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: healthy, jogging, physical fitness

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Fitting in Fitness and Finding Motivation

I tend to prefer jogging and working out in the evenings.

For me, there are a few reasons for that – it’s cooler, and I can do it when I get home from work. One of the major reasons though is that since I am still early on in this whole process, I still get really tired after a run. If I went for a ten km jog in the mornings, I’m not sure that I’d have enough gas to get through the rest of my day.

So, it’s all about finding a happy medium. Of course, there are also days when it is just really hard to find the motivation to get out there and run. + MORE

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