Fitness

Strength Training for People Who Would Never Strength Train

Posted: August 4, 2020

So how are your weight loss activities working for you? If you’ve tried your fair share of fad diets, weight loss pills and starving yourself without any long-term success, what will you try next? One thing’s for sure, why would you try another diet or different pills if they haven’t worked so far? If you’re looking for a way to lose weight and can’t find it, sometimes it helps to look in places you never thought to look. Benefits of read more…

5 Reasons Why Yoga is a Great Start to Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted: February 12, 2020

While getting things done is always a challenge, there are some things where just getting them started seems impossible. You know the feeling, the house is a mess and you’re wearing the same thing for the third time because the thought of cleaning or doing the laundry in unbearable. What’s perhaps most interesting in these situations is that, once you get finally get started, the cleaning or laundry aren’t nearly the chores you made them out to be Few things read more…

Good News if You Don’t Like Exercising for Weight Loss

Posted: February 4, 2020

One of the worst things about being overweight or obese is that the news always seems to get worse. A quick example is exercising for weight loss. First, they told you you need to get more physical activity so you can burn more calories than you eat. Ugh.  Then, someone somewhere decided you needed at least 150 minutes of “moderate to vigorous” exercise – every week – if you wanted to be healthy. Double ugh. Today we change all that. read more…

How To Turn Housework Into a Weight-Busting Workout

Posted: January 30, 2020

Alright, forgive the “weight-busting” in the title. It’s not like anything we mention below is going to produce any major weight loss by itself. But we want you to get pumped for this one because it’s something that you may not take advantage of. And we’re not just talking about turning housework into a workout. If we all got more used to the idea of turning almost every physical activity into a “workout”, we can add significantly to the calories read more…

Your Mid-Winter Healthy Snacking Guide

Posted: January 22, 2020

Ok. That’s it. The holidays are over. It’s time for full-on hibernation mode. Except, while the animals in the woods eat a lot of food before hibernating, human hibernation can mean going on a Netflix binge while huddled under blankets with a big bowl of cheesies. Hibernation also means you’re probably less active. The combination of increased time in front of the TV, computer or Instagram, and simply not getting outside as much, delivers a double whammy to your weight read more…

How To Lose Weight By Not Focusing On Weight Loss

Posted: September 21, 2019

Do you know how to lose weight?  If you look at the numbers of people who do it, going on a weight-loss diet is the answer. In one online survey conducted in 2017, 42% of Canadian adults said they went on a diet in the past year with the specific intent of losing weight.  But, despite almost half of us going on weight loss diets, Statistics Canada says that over 60% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. So it looks like the weight-loss diet thing read more…

4 Tasty Foods with Magnesium for Weight Loss

Posted: September 4, 2019

We previously gave you three reasons to try magnesium for weight loss . While we told you about the types of foods that are high in magnesium, like dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, and fish, we didn’t talk about specific foods with magnesium that you could add to your diet.  Of course, another great source of magnesium is through an herbal magnesium supplement, like Herbal One’s Ultra Stabilizer . In addition to helping you lose weight, the benefits of a diet high in magnesium-rich foods read more…

3 Insightful Things You Can Include in a Food Journal

Posted: August 30, 2019

Anyone who has put in any serious effort to manage their weight knows the benefits of keeping a written journal of what they eat every day. You can get a much better idea of your eating habits by seeing them in writing. And, depending on what information you include in a food journal, you can get surprisingly deep insights that can reveal not just what you eat, but why you’re eating and why you may be overeating Try Tracking the read more…

4 Fast Healthy Snack Ideas for Weight Management

Posted: August 25, 2019

Just the words “snack food” sound tempting. Snacks are delicious and fun to eat, and they’re just a snack after all, right? Except poor snack food choices can shipwreck even the most disciplined, healthy, balanced diet.   The following fast, healthy snack food ideas will not only let you avoid the added sugar, salt and unhealthy fats of processed snacks, they’ll help you keep your weight management on track too.   Try These Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Snack Ideas It’s not read more…

This is Exactly How Much Fibre You Need Every Day

Posted: August 15, 2019

A nutritional specialist will tell you how many calories you should eat and even what balance of macronutrients is best for your weight loss goals. A personal trainer will tell you how long you should exercise and what the best exercises are for your body type and goals. But can anyone out there tell you how much fibre you need to eat every day? Fibre’s Health Benefits Dietary fibre is the part of plant foods that your body can’t digest read more…

Best Ways To Lose Weight Over 50

Posted: February 20, 2019

What the heck happens when you hit 50?! Sure, there are lots of hormonal changes, menopause and what not, but it seems like they all end up in weight gain. Regardless of what the cause, many women find that its more difficult to maintain a healthy weight as they age. And that’s why we’ve put together the list below of the best ways to lose weight over 50 years old. 3 of the Best Weight Loss Tips for Over 50s read more…

An Easy Home Workout Routine With No Equipment

Posted: December 19, 2018

We hesitate to put the words “easy” and “home workout routine” in the same sentence. So before we go any further, if you expect to reach your fitness goals and body weight targets without getting off the couch, then this post might not be for you. If, instead, you want to get more activity in your day, without buying a bunch of equipment or a gym membership, then read on. Why You Don’t Need Equipment to Workout Of course, exercise read more…