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Dance Your Way into Fitness

April 29, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: dance, dancing, aerobic exercise, bone strengthening, mental health, socializing

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Dance Your Way into Fitness

So you think I can dance? Well to be honest, not very gracefully. I will confess that a few lessons (ballet, swing, hip-hop, ballroom…) would do my form some good. But, as the saying goes, “dance like no one is watching!” Dancing is fun, social and a fantastic workout. Plus it can be done almost anywhere, anytime, and by anyone. + MORE

Food Tribes Are Us?

April 29, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: food tribe, information, nutrition

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Food Tribes Are Us?

Are you part of a food tribe? Maybe you are and haven’t realized it yet.

In our multicultural and diverse society, where all kinds of food are available in all kinds of places, many people don’t follow a traditional way of eating. In the absence of strong cultural food practices food tribes have emerged to help answer the question of "What and how should we be eating?" + MORE

Ensure Success from the Start Line

April 24, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: running, race prep, walking

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Ensure Success from the Start Line

Doing your first running or walking event can be nerve racking. To help you succeed here are a few helpful pointers.

Pre-race tips:

A week before your event, consider tapering (decreasing the amount you train). This ensures your body is well rested for the event. Reduce the length (time) of your workouts but maintain the intensity (effort) and frequency.  + MORE

Veggies. Your Best Nutritional Value for the Money

April 22, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: value, nutrient density, low cost, dark green, orange

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Veggies. Your Best Nutritional Value for the Money

"Eat more vegetables" is one of the few healthy eating messages that have endured the test of time. Recommendations for the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and a number of other chronic health conditions all encourage people to "eat more vegetables".

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Long Weekend Activities for the Whole Family

April 17, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: outdoors, scavenger hunt, hike, geocaching, orienteering, bike

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Long Weekend Activities for the Whole Family

With spring in full swing, this long weekend is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy some time with your family and friends, while engaging in physical activity. The following activities require a little organization, but are low on cost and big on fun!

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