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Purchasing Hope

February 20, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: General Information | Tags: setting goals, adopting a healthy lifestyle

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Purchasing Hope

Every time I’m at the bookstore, I feel like the weight loss section gets bigger. It seems to be growing at the same rate as our desperation to lose weight.

When you pick up the back of almost any quick fix weight loss book, you will read: “miracle cure, blah, perfect body, blah blah, rapid results, blah blah blah”. Some of the books provide balanced evidence-based advice on healthy eating and lifestyle, and don’t promise near immediate results with minimal effort, but I would say those are the exception rather than the rule. + MORE

How Music Impacts Your Workout

February 18, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical fitness, exercise, active

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working out to music, reduce stress, improve your health

Music is a great way to brighten almost any situation and has been known to put smiles on people’s faces throughout the world.

Research suggests that music can: reduce stress, improve chronic disease management, decrease depression & anxiety, change our perceptions, and is well known for its powerful ability to help us sit less, and move more!

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To Chocolate, With Love

February 14, 2013 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: chocolate, eating healthy

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To Chocolate, With Love

To me, chocolate isn’t a romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Once I have a box of chocolates, all I really want is to be left alone with them (I’m only partly kidding.) However, just because I don’t find it romantic, doesn’t mean it isn’t appreciated.

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Be a Revolutionist (not resolutionist) - Part 2

February 12, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Resolutions, being healthy, better health

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Be a Revolutionist (not resolutionist) - Part 2

Do you find yourself slipping away from your New Year’s resolution to make healthier choices?

My previous blog post, Be a Revolutionist (not resolutionist) – Part 1, focussed on taking some time to understand the reasons we do or don’t do something we want to change.

Observing and thinking about the choices you make, why you make them and when you make them, gives you the information you need to make a plan for change that will work for you long term.   + MORE

How Physical Activity Affects the Heart

February 7, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, heart, stroke

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exercise, physical activity, heart health

Did you know that heart disease and stroke takes one life every seven minutes and that 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease?

These numbers are nothing to joke about and it’s important for us as Canadians to dedicate our efforts to help change these statistics!

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