Connected Workouts Can Help You Get Fit Alongside Virtual Buddies

Connected Workouts Can Help You Get Fit Alongside Virtual Buddies

As researchers in the field of kinesiology, we’ve studied the effects of connected fitness on motivation and fitness outcomes. If you’re looking for ways to beef up your fitness during pandemic-related downtime or to replace a pre-COVID-19 exercise routine

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Fitness Classes

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Fitness Classes

The Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week and strengthening activities on two or more days per week.

When Working Out Makes You Sick To Your Stomach

When Working Out Makes You Sick To Your Stomach

So you’re pedaling your heart out or running like you’re escaping a zombie horde. You’re feeling accomplished, on cloud nine, until … your stomach starts to churn. You may even feel dizzy. Your feelings of accomplishment have turned to agony as you deal with a bout of nausea.

Why Group Exercise May Be Even Better For You Than Solo Workouts

Why Group Exercise May Be Even Better For You Than Solo Workouts 

Group exercise is very popular. In advance of the coronavirus pandemic, the American College of Sports Medicine predicted that group fitness would be one of the top three fitness industry trends in 2020 – for good reason.

Gut Health: Does Exercise Change Your Microbiome?

Gut Health: Does Exercise Change Your Microbiome?

It’s well known that the microbes living in our guts are altered through diet. For example, including dietary fibre and dairy products in our diets encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria. But mounting evidence suggests that exercise can also modify the types of bacteria that reside within our guts.

How To Stay Fit and Active At Home During The Coronavirus Self-Isolation

How To Stay Fit and Active At Home During The Coronavirus Self-Isolation

Self-isolation means far fewer opportunities to be physically active if you are used to walking or cycling for transportation and doing leisure time sports. But equally worryingly, the home environment also offers abundant opportunity to be sedentary (sitting or reclining).

Fat and Fit? There's No Such Thing For Most People

 Fat and Fit? There's No Such Thing For Most People

The idea that people can be healthy at any weight has gained credence in recent years, despite widespread evidence that obesity creates health risks. While the idea is attractive, it’s also dangerous because it can lull people who need to lose weight now into a false sense of security.

Should I Stop Running If My Knee Hurts?

Should I Stop Running If My Knee Hurts?

The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee. For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. But does running worsen knee pain and osteoarthritis?

Fitness Levels In Teenagers Linked To Where They Grow Up

Fitness Levels In Teenagers Linked To Where They Grow Up

The places and communities that we live in play an important role in our physical health. What we have access to on our doorstep is important to motivating – or preventing – our physical activity levels.

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us reevaluate our health and take up new exercise regimes.

Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

Whether you’re an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But instead of taking a break, many runners reach for ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to get through injuries or pain.

5 Tips To Get You Off The Sofa

5 Tips To Get You Off The Sofa

With the Canadian government continuing to recommend physical distancing measures, many people are finding themselves confined to their homes more than ever before.

The Best Way To Exercise To Burn Fat

The Best Way To Exercise To Burn Fat

When it comes to losing weight, people often want know the best way to shed excess pounds – and there’s no shortage of fad diets or fitness crazes claiming to have the “secret” to fat loss.

QiGong for Spiritual Development and Balance

QiGong for Spiritual Development and Balance

Throughout history, peoples in many parts of the world have sought ways to develop their energetic potentials for improved health, martial power, and to bring themselves closer to the divine. In China these practices are called QiGong. It is believed that the correct regulation of body, breath, and mind will harmonize yin and yang, balance Qi and blood...

How To Find Ways To Move Your Body While Social Distancing

How To Find Ways To Move Your Body While Social Distancing

Recent Fitbit activity tracker data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In the United States, physical activity has fallen by 12%.

Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"

Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"

Yoga! Suddenly, everyone wants to know about this gentle approach to whole-self fitness. A Roper poll revealed that over six million Americans (more than 3% of the population) already practice yoga. You don't have to be lean to do yoga.

Why Regular Exercise Has Long Term Benefits For Immunity

Why Regular Exercise Has Long Term Benefits For Immunity

People around the world are staying at home as part of social distancing measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. In some countries people are being encouraged to exercise once a day.

How To Stay Fit At Home During Lockdown

How To Stay Fit At Home During Lockdown

A third of humanity is now under lockdown. This measure is crucial to minimise the spread of COVID-19, but what impact will it have on health and wellbeing?

Pilates Exercise On The Ball Heals Body and Soul

Pilates Exercise On The Ball Heals Body and Soul

When I first laid on a Pilates mat after twenty years of not dancing or doing any sort of physical activity with the exception of walking, surprising and volatile emotions surged up. The first emotion was denial -- I don't need this, I have managed for years without structured exercise. Then there was a deep releasing of regret and grief

3 Posture Correction Methods For Too Much Screen Time

In the 21st century, we all spend a ot of time in front of a screen... whether at home, at work, or even at play. What this often does is cause a distortion of our posture that then leads to problems in our body leading to discomfort and pain.

How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

Childhood trauma has a devastating impact on both the mind and the body of children who experience it. But that mind-body connection also offers a path toward healing.

What Are Tai Chi Health Benefits?

What Are Tai Chi Health Benefits?

Tai chi is growing in popularity in the UK, with more clubs and classes popping up around the country and people of all ages wanting to give it a go.

Qigong: Energy Medicine and Antidote to Stresses

Qigong: Energy Medicine and Antidote to Stresses
Qigong has helped me understand and connect with myself as an energy being. Different forms of qigong emphasize different qualities, from meditative and healing to medical and martial arts; some incorporate branches of philosophy, such as Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.

Is It Better To Exercise Before Breakfast?

Why It's Better To Exercise Before Breakfast
Exercise is recommended for people who are overweight or obese as a way to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Why Cancer and Exercise Do Mix

Why Cancer And Exercise Do Mix
When you hear the word “cancer” probably the last thing that you think of is physical activity.

How To Be Fit In Your 60s and Beyond

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Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape
Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you’ve had a recent health scare. Maybe your family’s been nagging you to get off the couch or you’ve decided yourself that it’s time to lose some weight.

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside
Moms in low-income neighborhoods say physical and social barriers in their neighborhoods discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to a new study.

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"
Most people -- men especially -- tend to skimp on the stretching facet of their workouts. By committing to a flexibility routine, however, you can actually prevent injuries that can sideline you in later years and instead continue to use your body more fully, because you'll maintain greater range of motion in your muscles and joints.

Rainbow Yoga With Adriene

Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light.

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