womens fitness

Don’t Hibernate… 3 Cold-Weather Tips So You Can Bundle Up And Go!

2014-11-10

Okay, there’s no denying it. It’s cold. And with another polar vortex expected to hit this week (really, weather? Really?!), going outside is starting to look less and less appealing. And while the weather experts are saying it won’t be as bad as last year, you know what they say: once frozen, twice shy. But just because …

Trick… Or Eat? Stay Healthy This Halloween!

2014-10-31

Halloween is here, bringing with it unending temptations. Your kids get all dressed up, hit the streets, and return with bags of delicious sugary treats. Once you’ve divided up the sweets for your kids and their sugar comas set in, it’s hard to resist diving into their stash yourself. But how can you resist overdosing on …

3 Fall Veggies to Eat for Better Health

2014-10-24

Gone are the days of tomatoes, zucchini, and local strawberries. Instead, the farmer’s markets are filling up with hearty fall fare: cabbages, winter squash, and leafy greens. The colours are deeper, the cook times longer. And the nutritional benefits of these autumnal veggies can’t be beat. Winter Squash When the air starts getting chilly, who …

5 Great Autumn Workouts!

2014-10-17

There’s no denying it. There’s a certain chill in the air, Thanksgiving leftovers are taking over the fridge, and colourful leaves are littering the ground. It’s autumn. Luckily, it’s a fantastic season for getting in shape. So don’t hibernate. Check out these 5 exercise tips that will get your blood pumping and your body ready …

Take 15: Workouts To Do In 15 Minutes

2014-09-27

We’ve all made the same excuse. None of us have time to exercise. We’re too busy. But, deep down, we all know that’s a ridiculous excuse. And luckily there are exercise pros who have developed techniques for building exercise into your day. So whether you have seven minutes or fifteen,  an hour or two, there’s …

No More Excuses!

2014-09-23

We’ve all been there. The week comes and go, and we still haven’t been to the gym. Next week, we all think, next week I’ll go twice … at least. And a week later we find ourselves back in the same position, making promises we know we won’t keep.  But it doesn’t have to be …

The Real Scoop On Sunscreen: Make Sure You’re Using It Properly

2014-06-21

If you’re gearing up for summer, you’re probably investing in a lot of sunscreen. But you may also be confused about how to use sunscreen, when it wears off, and how much it actually does for you. Part of that uncertainty stems from a recent statement from the Institute of Cancer Research that reveals that …

Vegetarian, Vegan or “Flexitarian”?

2014-06-09

As spring melts into summer and a wider variety of fresh produce arrives in grocery stores and farmer’s markets all over Ontario, it’s tempting to add more fruits and vegetables to your regular diet. But have you ever considered going fully vegetarian or vegan? If so, you’re not alone. Interest in vegan diets is on …

It’s A Polar Vortex… Time To Get In Shape For Winter Sports!

2014-01-27

Winter sports season is in full swing, which means it’s time to lace up those skates, skis,snowshoes, and snowboards and get out there to make the most of it. Maybe you have a family trip planned, or a romantic getaway to the chalet, or maybe you just want to beat the winter blues with some adrenaline. Either …

Winter Workouts, Part 2: In The Club!

2013-12-08

This is Part 2 of a series of posts about exercising in winter – even though it’s tempting to go into hibernation mode, it’s important to keep fit through the cold months!  Winter is in full swing, which means that if you exercise outside, you’re probably considering ways to bring your routine indoors. If so, …