Pregnancy and Fitness

pregnancy

A co-worker said to me, You are the happiest pregnant woman I have ever met. This was followed with groans and stares from other coworkers who have experienced pregnancy, but I could not help but agree with her. At 35 weeks, I have had an excellent first pregnancy. Sure, there have been bad days, frustrations, breakdowns, but overall I strongly …

Two Fresh Recipes for Spring

recipes for spring

While it may not feel like it, spring has sprung. Even though the weather may continue to be unpredictable, we always know the theme of spring is green. Green vegetables are the first to pop out of the ground due to the plant phytochemical called chlorophyll. Among many benefits, chlorophyll is a detoxifying compound which helps your body to rid …

What Is Mindful Eating?

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Often people think that in terms of your diet, it’s about what you eat; macronutrient ratios, sugar content, or how many vegetables you are consuming. It’s incredibly easy to forget this really important factor of your diet: how you eat. This comes down to a few simple rules of mindful eating that get thrown by the wayside even though they …

Tiny Habits For A Healthy Lifestyle

Tiny Habits

Changing your lifestyle can feel like a large, drastic, and sometimes scary change. Just because we know that the change we want to make is good for our health, does not make the task any easier. Creating tiny habits, and focusing in on one specific task or change at a time, can make this transition easier, manageable and allow you …

Recipe: Protein Pancakes

protein pancakes

Everyone needs a basic pancake recipe in their repertoire. And nothing says “weekend” like homemade pancakes for breakfast or brunch. Basic recipes aren’t always healthy and are high in refined carbohydrates and sugar. For a healthier start to your day, make these delicious protein pancakes from scratch. High in protein, fibre and healthy fats, you can also freeze the extra and reheat during the week. It makes meal …

Core Strengthening Fitness Tips

core

Have you seen, heard or been told to strengthen your core, but was always unclear what it means? You are not alone! The term itself is slightly ambiguous. While the benefits of core stability have become a popular topic, the questions of what and how seem to be less known among the general population. So what is core strengthening? Myth: …

4 Fitness Excuses To Stop Making

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A lot of women have a goal to improve their health and fitness, but many do not follow through because it takes work. If you stop making these fitness excuses and just stick with it you might even find you’ll be committing to your workout even when you do have “important stuff” to do. Here are four fitness excuses and the ways to …

The Path to Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

We’ve all done it. You wake up in the morning, take a look at yourself in the mirror and can’t help but unleash a vicious onslaught of negative self-talk. We fixate on the physical attributes we don’t like, ignoring all that we do like and then compare ourselves to society’s physical ideals of perfection. With bullying becoming increasingly more prevalent …

Support Your Health with Meditation

meditation

In the hectic hustle and bustle of life, we feel stressed. The holidays often amplify this feeling, leaving us burnt out and disconnected from those around us and even ourselves. Stress is just something that we are forced to live with, but continuous stress can have a negative impact on your health. We take the time to care for our …

Overcoming Nutrition Roadblocks

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Starting something new can often bring up fear. Doubt and unanswered questions can convince you to stop a healthy habit, like improved nutrition, even before you’ve started. With a little planning, you’ll be overcoming nutrition roadblocks in no time. I don’t have time to cook. Make time. Some of the busiest people are the healthiest eaters. You have to make …