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Treadmill Tips for Beginners

October 12, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Treadmill tips for beginners

Fall is now in full swing and winter is just around the corner. Whether you’ve decided to invest in a gym membership or treadmill for home, using indoor exercise equipment can be a great way to maintain your aerobic fitness as the rain and snow arrive.

If you’re starting up at the gym, read these basic tips and tricks for using fitness centers.

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Running for Beginners

October 5, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Running for Beginners

Running is one of the simplest activities you can do. It’s a great way to achieve 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity weekly and to keep your bones strong.

If you haven’t run in a while or are starting out for the first time, it can be a bit intimidating. Take comfort in knowing that our bodies are super adaptable.

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Age is Just a Number: Older Adults are More Active Than Ever

September 28, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Active living for seniors

People slow down with age…you can only learn new things when you’re young…it’s time to rest now. Which of these statements is true? None!

You can begin an active lifestyle at any time – regardless of your age. Check out this brilliant example:

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The Cost of Physical Inactivity

September 21, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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The cost of physical inactivity

I sometimes hear people say that being active is expensive. A new pair of sneakers, a gym or pool membership, or hiring a personal trainer can all get costly, it’s true.

There are, however, many low-cost to no-cost physical activities available and being inactive has much larger financial (and health!) costs on you. Let’s weigh our options.

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Fall Harvest: a Fun Way to Get Active as a Family

September 14, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fall Harvest: a fun way to get active as a family

The end of summer and beginning of fall are prime time for fruit and vegetable picking. Biting into an apple that was freshly picked and washed from a tree seconds ago is a sensory overload for your taste buds that I must recommend. Other than being super tasty and nutritiously healthy, there are actual physical benefits to fruit picking.

First off, it’s a great way to be active. When out, you’re walking from tree to tree and bush to bush to collect your harvest. This is a great way to avoid the sitting disease and work on your aerobic fitness.

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