Curb Your Sugar Cravings

sugar cravings

Many people have sugar cravings, and we have biology to thank for that! Humans, particularly those who are still growing, have a natural preference for sweetness because sweet things are typically calorie dense and thus favourable for growth and providing energy. We are hard-wired, especially as children, to like sugar, and although there is merit to this instinct, as we …

All About Carbs

carbs

My guess is the Carbohydrates are the most discussed macronutrient, being portrayed as the root of all evil or the best thing since (and including) sliced bread. What are they? Carbohydrates are organic molecules typically classified according to their structure. And, structurally speaking, there are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are smaller, more easily processed molecules …

Leave Time to Cool Down

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Time is an issue; there never seems to be enough of it, especially when it comes to our workouts. To make the most of your time in the gym, use these five time-saving exercise tips, but make sure you leave time to cool down while you’re still at the fitness centre. Cooling down will reduce recovery time, allow you to …

Time-Saving Exercise Tips

time-saving exercise tips

“I want to exercise more, but just don’t have time!”   Finding time to workout can be tough amidst the daily family and career responsibilities. Our priorities have such great competition that despite best intentions our health and fitness is often sacrificed. Minus the time we take in a day to sleep, go to work, and prepare, this leaves an …

Recipe: Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls

salad rolls

Vietnamese shrimp salad rolls are a great alternative to the typical salad and easy to make ahead of time for a fresh and healthy meal on the go. Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls Ingredients: Rice Wraps 16 oz medium-sized shrimp 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced 3 oz sunflower sprouts 2 red peppers, julienne 3 oz apple, julienne 6 rice wraps …

Benefits of Massage Therapy

massage therapy

You’ve been sitting at a desk, or in meetings, or on a plane for hours. Maybe your head hurts, or your shoulders feel stiff and sore. Maybe your lower back is aching. And maybe it’s time to make an appointment to have this corrected. Massage Therapy has evolved over the years. It’s no longer simply an hour getting pampered. People …

Intermittent Fasting for Women

Intermittent Fasting for Women

Fasting is one of the most ancient traditions that has been practised for thousands of years. It is the voluntary withholding of food for spiritual, health, or other reasons. In today’s Western world we have lost touch with these, but you may hear that fasting is making a comeback due to its proposed health benefits. Specifically, if you are in …

Your Post-Workout Routine

CRT program

It is important to differentiate and understand that your workout doesn’t end after your last rep. To reap as many benefits as possible from each training session, you need to devote as much time to your post-workout routine as you do to everything leading up to your first set. Here are a few simple post-workout tips to help you recover: Cool Down …

Understanding Common Running Terms

running terms

Quite often when talking about training I get asked what running terms mean, so I thought I would cover off on some training terminology. Fartlek These runs are supposed to be informal and unplanned. The idea is to work on your speed work but has no real plan. When I am training fartleks I like to see a sign and …

You Should Sit In An Infrared Sauna

infrared sauna

If you have worked out at the Spa Lady Beacon Heights, West Edmonton Mall or Whitemud gym locations, you may have tried out the Infrared Sauna. Never heard of one? Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help the body sweat. Unlike tradition saunas that use heated air to warm the body, which means they …