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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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3 Ways to Keep Kids Active in Addition to Organized Sports

September 7, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Ways to keep kids active in addition to organized sports

Does your kid’s schedule make a fortune 500 CEO look lazy? Between soccer, gymnastics and track and field, free time may seem minimal and other ways of getting physically active may not be top of mind.

The Canadian Physical Activity guidelines recommends kids do at least 60 minutes of heart pumping activity per day as well as several hours of light activity. Participating in sports is a fantastic way for kids to achieve the recommendations but, there are other ways too. Let’s have a look at three ways.

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Physical Activity Then vs Now

August 31, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical activity then vs now

Why are gyms and fad fitness routines modern things? Well, truth of the matter is, most people didn’t focus on them as much in the past because lives were simply much more physically active.

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Why do Muscles Feel Sore After Exercise?

August 24, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Why do Muscles Feel Sore After Exercise?

If you’ve ever started a new workout routine or taken a break from your current one before returning to it, you may have felt muscle soreness for the next few days. In scientific terms, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS for short.

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