Stocking a Low Carb Kitchen

In these uncertain times, you may find it somewhat overwhelming to try and organize your kitchen and stock it with low carb items. Any of the trips I have made to the grocery store lately I see people stocking up on higher carb, easy to grab items such as pasta, [...]

By |2020-04-15T20:22:22+00:00April 15th, 2020|Featured, Healthy Lifestyle|

Day 7 – Rest Day

CONGRATULATIONS! You finished 6 days of hard physical activity and deserve a break today. We’re always told to stay active and get regular exercise but more isn’t always better. These rest days are just as important as exercise you have done over the last 6 days. Taking regular breaks allows [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:00:29+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

Day 6 – Abs

We are almost there! Today is dedicated to your tummy, your gut, your core or simply put, your abs. Adding a full day dedicated to your abs really does make for a well rounded workout program. Yes, many routines may add a few ab exercises at the end of a [...]

By |2020-04-01T18:49:53+00:00April 1st, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

Day 4 – Upper Body

Time flies when you're having fun!!! Well that's the mindset I need to be in right now. I am actually settling into a good routine and days don't seem to move as slowly as they did a week ago. I am trying to keep things as similar as possible to [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:35:57+00:00March 30th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

Day 3 – Cardio Break

So you have worked really hard the past few days and its time to change it up a bit. If you own a stationary bike or treadmill hop on, put your favourite Netflix show on and get going for a minimum of 45 minutes. Using indoor equipment has its benefits. [...]

By |2020-03-28T20:04:47+00:00March 28th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

Day 2 and 5 – Beast Mode

My daughter is a very fit rugby player and loves different ways to stay healthy. One way she does this, when shes not playing or at practice, is taking classes at a gym called Hustle and Flow. She does an energy exchange there. An energy exchange is where you volunteer [...]

By |2020-03-27T20:19:28+00:00March 27th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

Day 1 – Lower Body

Ok back to it! We have a lot of time on our hands these days so we might as well fill it up with meaningful things that help us get through this. I have been fortunate to work at a high school that has just renovated their gym and I [...]

By |2020-03-27T20:25:11+00:00March 24th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

Help! I need motivation!!

I know it can be difficult to find the time and the motivation to get moving. With work, family and life in general getting in the way it can be difficult to take time for yourself to get active and healthy. There is many ways to start getting physically active. [...]

By |2017-07-24T18:53:28+00:00July 24th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|

How healthy are “Health Foods” anyway?

Just because it's found in the health food section, doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. Between the mainstream media, the Food Pyramid, the thousands of health blogs out there, and the premise that you can just walk into a health food store and anything you pull off the shelves will be [...]

By |2017-07-06T02:16:49+00:00July 6th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|

Blueberry herbal tea could treat type 2 diabetes

A blueberry tea could have potential to treat type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Menzies Institute. The herbal tea, the main ingredient of which is blueberry, could reduce dependence on injected insulin. Pre-clinical trials suggested that the tea improves the intake of glucose in the muscles, thereby lowering [...]

By |2015-04-15T12:59:02+00:00April 15th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichokes)

It is that time of year again when we spend many back breaking hours cleaning up our garden in anticipation for the summer season ahead of us. Last season I visited a local outdoor farmers market and bought some sunchoke. The farmer suggested that I throw them in the ground, [...]

By |2015-04-12T14:34:57+00:00April 12th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|