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February 2012

Quick and Easy Routine

February 6, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: did you know?, physical activity

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Quick and Easy Routine

In order to continually see positive changes to our health and fitness, we need to provide the stimulus (i.e. physical activity) on a consistent and progressive basis. Some people don't realize that physical activity can have a large and meaningful impact on their health even if done in short bouts throughout the day.

It doesn't matter if you're cooking, cleaning, writing a report, having a meeting or even watching TV, there is still SOMETHING you can be doing to improve your health!

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I Owe My Body to Bill Murray

February 2, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Physical Activity, Food & Nutrition | Tags: personal experience, physical activity

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I Owe My Body to Bill Murray

Each year, since my husband and I first met in 1999, we have watched the movie ‘Groundhog Day' (starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell) on February 2nd. This will be our 13th year watching it. While some might roll their eyes at the irony of repeatedly watching a movie about a guy who is forced to relive a single day – Groundhog Day – over and over again, we love our annual tradition.

If you've never watched the movie, or you watched it back in 1993 and thought it was stupid, give it another chance. It's a great lesson in self-reflection and the perfect illustration of what it takes to make a significant life change.

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