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What Can We Learn From an Attempt at Breaking the 2 Hour Marathon

July 27, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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What we can learn from the 2 hour marathon attempt

The limits of human endurance have recently been pushed.

On May 6, 2017, Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya attempted to break the two hour mark for running a marathon. The attempt was unofficial (it was not sanctioned by the International Association of Athletics Federation) and unsuccessful. Nonetheless, Eliud’s time of 2:00:25 is no small feat! And it was well under the current world record of 2:02:57 ran by fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon in 2014.

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Bike, Walk, Drive: Share the Road and Keep Each Other Safe

July 26, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Bike, walk, drive: share the road and keep each other safe

With the sunny weather here, you may see more people on bikes and out walking.

Roads are shared systems for people on bicycles, people who walk and people who drive. Roads vary in design across communities, but no matter where you live, road safety is important for all road users.

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Get Your Questions About Fitness Answered by an Expert for Free

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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