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What is Overtraining and How to Avoid It

March 29, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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What is Overtraining and How to Avoid It

Have you ever heard the term “everything in moderation”? It can apply to many aspects of life, and can also differ from one person to another.

In terms of physical activity, generally speaking, the more the better. However, it is very important to balance activity with enough rest. For some people, when their activity levels are not paired with enough rest, it can result in what’s known as overtraining.

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Active Recovery: How to Recover After Hard Workouts

March 15, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to recover after hard workouts

When it comes to physical activity, you put in the effort. You work out at a moderate to vigorous intensity, getting your breathing rate up and your sweat on to maintain stamina and a strong heart. You also lift weights a few times per week until your muscles feel tired to keep your bones strong and to maintain your muscle strength. + MORE

Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood

March 8, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood

Every parent wants to set up their child for long term success. Part of this includes helping them learn from books and games. Another important area to focus children’s learning is on fundamental movement skills.

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How Physical Activity May Help Reduce Cancer Risk

March 1, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical activity and cancer

Based on estimates, one out of every two Canadians is likely to develop cancer in their lifetime. In Canada, 30 per cent of all deaths are related to cancer. In fact, it is the leading cause of death in Canada.

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Family Fitness Ideas for the Gym

February 15, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Family fitness ideas for the gym

When we think of family activities picnics, a beach day, or a movie night come to mind. But what about considering the idea of doing exercise together as a family?

Bringing your kids to the gym (as long as they are old enough and mature enough to understand instructions) is a good way for them to see you being active (positive role modelling) and for them to discover and try various types of fitness equipment.

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