Category: Wellness

Health Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

2021-04-01

  There are many health benefits to working outside.  Here are just a few reasons why:    A 15 to 30 minute workout in the sunshine also provides your daily dose of vitamin D. Take advantage of the spring sunshine and get in your daily requirements.   Get a better workout in less time. Studies …

Can we say it here – Women and Men are not the same?

2021-02-26

As fitness experts, we openly acknowledge the specific differences between men’s and women’s physical bodies. Most women have wider hips relative to where their knees sit, creating a unique challenge in relation to ensuring our knees track safely when we run, dance, ski and bike. We are far more dominant in lower body strength when …

Exercise Powers Weight Loss

By Meg Sharp. Director of Training and Education WFCC Inspiration of the Day: “Everything is hard before it is easy.” -Goethe Typically, the most powerful factor in successful weight loss is dietary change. That doesn’t change how vital exercise is. In fact, regular exercise in conjunction with caloric restriction supports more favourable weight loss results …

Many of us are working from home, slumped over our computers

2021-01-28

So, let’s explore ‘better posture’ and what this means: This is not a one size fits all proposition. There is no “perfect posture” that we can take a snapshot of and then try to mold, twist, torque into to get an optimal result. Each of you has a unique body. With different skeletal and muscle …

2021 Challenge: Top 5 habits challenge of 2021

2021-01-08

Let’s try something different. Let’s focus on changing our ‘mind and thought’ habits. Only when we change the way we think will we change the way we feel and then ‘do!’ Speak not anything negative. Try “complaint fasting” for one day. Then try it for 3 days, then a week. Then into months……! Remember, transformation …

Try taking a ‘coffee nap’. No, really.

2020-12-30

Yes, you read this correctly. It might seem counterintuitive to drink coffee before taking a nap, but some research shows this habit might be a good way to boost energy levels. Drinking coffee before sleeping for a short period of time (15- 20 minutes) is thought to boost energy levels because of its effect on …

Your best YOU is waiting!

2020-12-29

It’s been a crazy year and some of us are thinking, ‘Thank Goodness that’s over!’. But nonetheless, it’s still an appropriate time to use the end of the year as a time to reflect on the year that has passed as well as goals for the new year. Inevitably, questions start to pop up like: …

Stay Hydrated! Easy Ways To Drink More Water

2020-06-12

Before you read this, stop and grab yourself a glass of water! Water is life. In fact, a healthy adult human body contains up to 60% water —that’s over two-thirds of our bodies! Staying properly hydrated is key to many basic bodily functions such as transporting nutrients throughout your system, keeping digestion regular, regulating body temperature, …

Yoga For Better Digestion

Yoga For Better Digestion
2019-12-24

Whether you’re looking to calm your mind and body, boost energy, or get, ahem, moving with your gut health, there’s probably a yoga practice to help you get on track! In our “Yoga For…” series, we’ll be exploring the countless ways that yoga has the potential to improve your life, on and off of the mat. …

Holly Raeside’s Fitness Journey

2019-10-25

Feeling good is at the heart of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for 28-year-old Holly Raeside, who first joined Womens Fitness Pickering at the age of 14. In her time at WFCC, Holly has uncovered everything from a passion for spin to meaningful connections with her fellow gym buddies and personal trainer, Amreen from Alprostadil.org. We had the …