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August 2014

Weight Lifting and Strengthening Advice for Men

August 28, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: weight, strength, lifting weights, strength training, resistance training

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Weight Lifting and Strengthening Advice for Men

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.

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Changes Coming to Nutrition Facts Table: Have your Say.

August 26, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Nutrition Facts Table, Health Canada

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Changes Coming to Nutrition Facts Table: Have your Say.

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?

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Playgrounds aren’t just for Kids

August 21, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: playground, ladder climber, dips, pull ups, lunges, aerobic, safety

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Playgrounds aren’t just for Kids

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

Take Our Two Week Walking Challenge to Improve Health

August 14, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: walk, walking, walking challenge, motivate, inspire, Outside

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Take Our Two Week Walking Challenge to Improve Health

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;

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Feeling young and vibrant with age

August 7, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: seniors, balance, cardio, stretch, flexibility, walking

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Feeling young and vibrant with age

 

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?

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