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    No Time to Exercise? Give HIIT a Try

    At one point in my life pre kids, I use to be a long distance runner.  I use to love the “runners high” that these workouts would provide as well as the sense of pride after accomplishing a race.  It also brought be a sense of community, as you would get together with friends to train and then go to fun places and celebrate your hard work together with a race. And then I had kids… Don’t get me wrong,…

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    Why the “Biggest Losers” can become the Biggest Gainers

    I was a huge fan of the show the Biggest Loser when it first came out in 2004. As a new clinician I was impressed, amazed and dazzled by the rapid and transformations that these people were making. My background is in Human Nutrition, and I was traditionally trained that measuring calories in and calories out with increased exercise was the preferred method for weight loss. So at the time, this show and their methods really spoke to me. Over…

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    Why a 10 Minute Workout CAN be Enough (Plus a bonus workout video!)

    Meet Kim Holmes, guest contributor to the blog this month. Kim is a Personal Trainer and the Owner of My Fit Coach. She helps busy women transform their bodies (and minds) through Online Fitness and Nutrition Programs. As a Mom of two young sons, she understands that you don’t have hours to spend at the gym. Her Online Programs are efficient, fun and most importantly, they make fitness fit into your REAL life. You can find out more about her services at www.myfitcoach.ca and connect on Facebook @myfitcoachPT. “I…

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    Top 8 Things Your Child Should Be Doing To Prevent Obesity

    Although this is an older study published in a 2008 edition of BMC Public Health all of the points are still valid today. This study looked at a wide range of preschool regulations in 50 American States. This study reviewed the eight particular characteristics that the authors notes as key to preventing obesity. 8 Things Your Child Should Do To Help Prevent Obesity: Children have free access to water Sugar-sweetened beverages are limited Foods of low nutritional value are limited…

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    But I Am Really Trying To Lose Weight

    What now feels like many moons ago, I attended a Tony Robbins course and to this day there are things from that weekend that I will never forget. One of them was an exercise on the art of “trying”. You can do it with me now! The Art of Trying All you need is to find an object sitting close to you….a pen, cup, your glasses…whatever. Do you have one close by? Great. All you have to do is to…