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March 30, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Answers to questions about fitness and exercise

What would you ask an exercise professional right now if you could? Maybe you’d ask, “how do I know if I’m doing enough exercise?” or, “is it safe to exercise when pregnant?”

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

March 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

Ever hear of people who don’t seem to get fitter with exercise? You may have even heard the term “non-responders”. Or maybe you’ve talked to someone who reached a fitness or weight loss “plateau” where they no saw longer improvements. Let’s shine a bit of light on these topics.  + MORE

How to Use the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

March 16, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Use the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

A lot of us use some kind of fitness tracker nowadays. These devices tell us things like heart rate which can be used to measure physical activity intensity.

Knowing what level of intensity you are working out at is important because most people benefit from exercising at both moderate and vigorous intensity. Also, varying the intensity of your workouts, vigorous intensity some days and low intensity other days, helps you recover.

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How to Make Your Bike Fit You Better

March 9, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to make your bike fit you better

People ride bikes for various reasons - transport, fun, to be active, and for competition. Although these reasons are all different, they should have one thing in common: riding your bike should be comfortable.

So what can you do if you’re not comfortable on your bike? How do you make it fit you?

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Add Mini Bursts of Exercise to Your Day for Good Health

March 2, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Doing mini bursts of exercise throughout the day is good for your health

You might have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking” or talk of the sitting disease. Getting up, moving around, and being physically active is a great way to reduce your sitting and achieve the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Now picture this:

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