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Fitness

  • Staying Fit at Your Kids' Soccer Game

    Between work, errands, dinner and shuttling your kids back and forth from activities, it can be challenging to find the time to squeeze some exercise into your day.  Why not take advantage of the time you spend watching your kiddos play soccer (or baseball, football etc.) by fitting in a field-side workout of your own.  Encourage some of the other parents to join in to make it a fun, social activity. Exercise, especially when performed outdoors, can help reduce stress and increase energy, allowing you to tackle the rest of your to-do list with gusto.

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  • Summer Family Fitness

    The school year is over and summer is in full swing.  Marks from school have been assigned and long forgotten in the carefree summer days.  But one mark we shouldn’t forget comes from the 2016 Participation Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth where Canadian kids were given an F for sedentary behavior.  Canadian kids also received a D- in overall physical activity and a D+ for active play.  This places Canadian children among the least active in the world, lagging far behind other countries such as Slovenia and New Zealand where kids received A’s and B’s for physical activity.

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  • Active Canada 150 Events

    Canada turns 150 on July 1st!  There are hundreds of great events planned across the country to celebrate the milestone. Fireworks, live music, BBQs, birthday cake, parades, games…it’s sure to be a blast! Before enjoying a BBQ or settling in to watch the fireworks, check out some of these active Canada 150 events across the country to get your workout in while having a blast celebrating Canada!

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  • Golf Stretches to Reduce Injury Risk and Improve Your Game

    Stretching before a golf game may not seem as important as before a high impact activity such as a running, but the rigours of golf should not be overlooked.   Golf requires flexibility, coordination, strength and endurance. A regulation 18-hole golf game will have you walking anywhere from 3 - 6 miles, and the explosive, repetitive nature of the swing can put considerable stress on your body.  Some of the most common golf injuries include back pain, elbow tendonitis, knee pain, and injuries to the rotator cuff, neck or wrist.

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  • Meditation for Reluctant Beginners

    Meditation is not, by any means, a new concept. While it is Meditationcommonly associated with Eastern spiritual practices, the overall concept of stilling, calming or training the mind is a commonly used tactic. A common myth with meditation is that it’s exclusive – belonging to health conscious young single people, or those devoting their life to spiritual observance. Truthfully, meditation is an effective tool that may be employed by anyone that has just 5 minutes of free time.

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  • Low Sugar Back-to-School Snacks for Kids

    As summer winds down, we brace ourselves for an explosion of back-to-school activity come September. Anticipation of our soon-to-be packed calendar brings excitement, anxiousness and stress to kids and parents alike. Continue reading

  • High Protein Snacks to Fuel Your Outdoor Adventures

    Summer is here and the sun is shining, birds are chirping and you’re…..inside?!? Canadians spend a shocking 90% of their time indoors. Summer is the perfect time to break that statistic and get outside to enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Continue reading

  • Summer Frenzy: Quick Healthy Snacks and Exercise Tips to Stay-on-Track

    After a long winter full of easy excuses to justify straying from our healthy eating and exercise goals, summer always seems like the perfect time to get back on track. But as the dog days of summer approach filled with BBQs and picnics, lazy days at the beach, travel and unusual schedules, staying on track can be harder than we anticipate. Below are some tips to help you achieve your health goals as you navigate a hectic summer schedule.

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  • Living with Diabetes

    There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Patients with type 1 diabetes struggle with insulin production because their immune systems actually destroy the cells that release insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps the body control the level of glucose in the blood. A lack of insulin means cells cannot absorb sugar (glucose) and use it properly for energy.  Continue reading

  • The Better Protein Chip

    Simply and Quest Chips

    The protein chip trend is on the rise, with new products entering the market all time.  For over 4 years Simply Protein Chips have been the industry favorite savoury snack. Our award winning Simply Protein Chips are packed with pea protein and wholesome ingredients. 

    Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, and  Kosher

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