Take The Next Step To Prevent Stroke

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It is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. A European study discovered walking could decrease the risk of stroke in women. Over 19,000 women and 13,000 men were part of the study that monitored physical activity as well as diet, lifestyle habits and medical history. They were all between the ages of 29 and 69 and …

Slow Cooker Carrot Ginger Chicken Soup

carrot ginger chicken soup

Fall brings along cravings for comfort food, and warm indulgences. Our first thought: soup! Homemade soup is a lot easier to make than you might think, but can often take a long time to make. The best thing about this recipe is that it utilizes your slow cooker, so you don’t have to worry about being in the kitchen for hours watching and …

Eight Grocery Shopping Tips

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When you first step inside the grocery store, you have every intention of filling your shopping cart with the healthiest ingredients. Often, what ends up in your cart is usually a mixed bag, health-wise. Start shopping better today with these tips. Eight Grocery Shopping Tips Go with a list. By starting with a plan, you’ll make grocery shopping an efficient …

4 Reasons to Try Group Fitness

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You have been checking out our group fitness schedule, but don’t know where to start. Yoga, Core, ViPR, Iron Reps – what is it all about? Here are four reasons to try group fitness class at Spa Lady. Instructor-led: All classes are led by an experienced team of highly skilled, fully certified instructors who receive continuing education to keep them up to …

6 Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

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Weights aren’t just going to lift themselves. They need you to pick them up, as well as a plan of what to do with them. Where do you start? It’s easier when you have guidance. Utilizing the services of a personal trainer becomes a total game changer. Having a step-by-step plan in place and someone to hold you accountable makes it a …

How To Avoid Sugar In Your Diet

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There’s no doubt sugar is addictive. Sweetness means happiness; it’s a craving that leads to the release of our feel good hormone dopamine. We know the facts of sugar, but remember when you consume white sugar, or sugar derivatives that are not the natural kind found in fruit, you are consuming an anti-nutrient. For example, Vitamin C and B found in …

Pumpkin Protein Bars

Pumpkin Protein Bars

It’s that time of the season again. Instead of cashing in on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or a slice of pumpkin pie with upwards of 50 grams of sugar per serving, try your hand at making a more sensible baked good at home. The following is a recipe for pumpkin protein bars. This is a great snack to have mid day …

The Importance of Rest Days

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When you get motivated and into the routine of regular exercise, it is sometimes hard to wrap your head around the idea of taking time off. With fears of slipping back to a sedentary lifestyle and losing your progress and gains, most gym-goers would rather stick to a strict gym regimen. In all actuality, getting enough rest after exercise is essential …

5 Ways to Feel Great In and Out of the Gym

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We could probably all take better care of ourselves – in and out of the gym. Feeling good involves taking care of both your physical health and your emotional needs. Think about how you might pay better attention to your overall well-being. Is it by eating a healthier diet? Making more time for fun in your life? Getting more exercise? …

Overnight Buckwheat Waffles

Buckwheat Waffles

Weekend breakfast is a favourite because we often have time to make a more elaborate meal. The great thing about these waffles, besides the fact they are gluten-free, dairy-free and whole grain – is that you can freeze the extra and reheat during the week. It makes meal prep a breeze. These are best made with a waffle iron, although they can be …