Often when men think of resistance training (sometimes called weight lifting), they picture the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although it is possible to get bulging muscles (and there is nothing wrong with that), they are not a must. Building a strong muscle base and maintaining it requires a special routine, time and committment.
August 26, 2014 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Nutrition Facts Table, Health Canada
It’s been almost a decade since Health Canada made it mandatory for all pre-packaged foods to come with nutrition information. The Nutrition Facts table (NFT) is a useful tool to help you make healthier choices at the grocery store, but could it serve you better?+ MORE
August 21, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: playground, ladder climber, dips, pull ups, lunges, aerobic, safety
If you think playgrounds are just for kids, think again! Although you may not go down the slide like you use to, there’s nothing stopping you from using the same equipment to get your heart pumping while your kids play. + MORE
August 14, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: walk, walking, walking challenge, motivate, inspire, Outside
Here we are in the latter half of summer. The weather is fabulous and we want you to get outside and enjoy it! In this blog, we’re doing something a little special; we’re offering up a challenge - a two week Walking Challenge. Here’s how it works;
August 7, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: seniors, balance, cardio, stretch, flexibility, walking
The saying “use it or lose it” can sum-up many things in life, including physical fitness. For older individuals, incorporating the different components of physical fitness is key to maintaining a good quality of life and independence. Would you say you are incorporating these fundamental components from the table below into your life?