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Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

| November 7, 2016 | 16 Comments
Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

  Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter Fit, Trim, and Healthy. Though these three concepts are commonly related, they do not all describe the same experience. Those who are healthy are not always fit or trim. Those who are trim are not always healthy. Not all of us want to be […]

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Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

| October 6, 2016 | 52 Comments
Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

  I made a vow to myself to start getting in shape to make me into a better me this year. One of the methods I am using to achieve this goal is by becoming more active by doing yoga.  I realized that having clothing that fit well make all the difference in how well […]

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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

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Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments
Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

It has been a few years since I had my last child, but my body is not where I would like it to be. For me, I had to ease into a workout routine to begin to accomplish my goal of getting fit again. When asked to review the new mom workout DVD Jillian Michaels: […]

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Why Are You Still Crunching?

| March 28, 2016 | 9 Comments
Why Are You Still Crunching?

  Why Are You Still Crunching? To be honest, I’m a little surprised that we’re all still crunching in classes, in gyms, on TV, in magazines… a lot. I thought that we would be moving towards more functional, effective core exercises by now but the overload of abdominal crunching in addition to the increased number […]

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10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

| March 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

One of the greatest activities to inspire active kids and get the family outside is hiking. Enjoying the outdoors and going for a long walk in a majestic forest setting with birds chirping, squirrels running, water lapping at the creeks edge and happy children scampering and enjoying it all is a perfect picture. . .  […]

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Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

| March 14, 2016 | 121 Comments
Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

Getting in shape is something I like doing all year-round. When working out indoors, I turn to yoga or a HITT routine to get the job done. I like having comfortable equipment to help obtain my workout goals as it makes it easier to do what I have to do without worrying about hurting myself […]

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Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

| February 15, 2016 | 4 Comments
Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

As 2016 is a leap year, I challenge you all: take advantage of the extra day! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter. For those living in the Ottawa-Outaouais region, we have created a guide that includes 16 winter family events and activities […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

| January 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

    New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results! Every new year, I take the same 2 resolutions to be more physically active and eat healthier. They are not always easy to keep, as my daily routine of sitting at a desk and typing does not get me moving too much, and working from home […]

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House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

| January 5, 2016 | 7 Comments
House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

When I was pregnant I felt as big as a house, a giant house, an apartment building actually.  To be fair, it had been used as rental property to three tenants at one time or another. And even  though I made a fantastic landlord (clean, non smoking unit, no view but centrally located!), I had no problem […]

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Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

| December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

It’s that time of year again – people start thinking about what they can improve on in the New Year; and even before the holiday baked goods hit the table, health and fitness are usually top of mind. As a good friend of mine coined, I have been “r-alking” (run-walking) for a couple of years […]

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Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 18, 2015 | 8 Comments
Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

In my hectic world, making time to work out is a hard thing to do. Between being a stay-at-home mom and working from home, my days are filled with tasks and responsibilities to get through. I also find it hard to stay motivated when I am doing the workout by myself as there is no […]

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Set Your Fitness Goals Easily With Life Trak – A Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| October 29, 2015 | 9 Comments
Set Your Fitness Goals Easily With Life Trak – A Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Work, responsibilities at home and kids make it hard sometimes to make time for yourself to get fit. It is hard to gauge how active (or inactive) I am because, well, because I am so concentrated on my family and my other responsibilities. I was curious about how much time I spend at my desk […]

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Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

| August 24, 2015 | 18 Comments
Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to our favourite foods.  I’ve tried a few different options to mimic that satisfying crunch that the mighty chip provides us.  After recently foregoing the deep fried chip version, my search went into full swing.   One of my favourite go to options in the kale chip.  Find my […]

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Helpful Hints to Make Walking Easier and Fun! #GettheMostOutofLife

| July 2, 2015 | 6 Comments
Helpful Hints to Make Walking Easier and Fun! #GettheMostOutofLife

I am so excited about being asked to write an article on the Life Brand website along with other bloggers! This website is a place where people can find great health tips to become healthy and help to keep this goal no matter what stage of your life you may be experiencing! We are in […]

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Walk Yourself Fit!

| June 24, 2015 | 8 Comments
Walk Yourself Fit!

  Walking is one of the easiest ways to keep fit. The great part about walking is that you can do it alone or in a group. Walking is a great exercise, not only to get you fit, but it also improves your mental and physical well-being. I will be sharing some of my favourite […]

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This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

| April 6, 2015 | 10 Comments
This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

Here is a picture of one pound of muscle versus one pound of fat. Amazing, isn’t it? My big question to you is: which would you rather have? Many of us already know the benefits of strength training. Wonderful things like improved posture, increased metabolism, potential decreased risk of injury, increased bone density and increased […]

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The Best 4 Ways Running Improves Our Health

| March 25, 2015 | 9 Comments
The Best 4 Ways Running Improves Our Health

We’ve all heard or been told the benefits exercising and running in particular has on our health, but for most of us it goes right over our heads and it’s always the same excuses “I don’t have time” or “I have to pick the children up from school and who will cook the dinner?” If […]

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Tips to Get You to a Fantastic New You!

| February 24, 2015 | 10 Comments
Tips to Get You to a Fantastic New You!

I do not like to declare resolutions for myself at the beginning of each year. I feel as though there is so much pressure to meet certain goals, and if I do not meet (or even try to meet them), then I feel as though I have let myself down in some way. Instead, I […]

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3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

| February 23, 2015 | 9 Comments
3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

Today’s families are busy being busy so it is often difficult to eat healthy and make time for all family members to stay physically active – two keys for a healthy heart.  Parents are consumed with naps, diapers & feeding schedules or drop offs and pick ups and waiting in arena’s, at dance studios and swimming […]

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Fitting In the Fitness

| February 16, 2015 | 4 Comments
Fitting In the Fitness

So, who out there resolved to be more physically active in 2015? Though I rarely actually get to sit down in the run of a day, being active is something I’m always working on, specifically incorporating it into everyday life. Be healthy for myself, and for the family. Have more energy to do 20 reps […]

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Happy New Rear

| January 14, 2015 | 8 Comments
Happy New Rear

WHAT THE? It seemed like everything I said after giving birth ended with a question mark. What just happened? Why am I crying? Why am I laughing? Wait a minute… why am I peeing my pants? As a pre and postnatal specialist, eventually, all new Mums ask me the same question. “Will I ever get […]

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Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

| January 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

Winter is here!  Some of us celebrate and some of us cringe…  Whether you cheer or boo – the key to surviving an Ottawa winter is to embrace it in one way, shape or form.  Time will fly if you get the kids outside tobogganing, sledding, skating, skiing or even out to your local park. […]

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Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

| November 28, 2014 | 26 Comments
Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

As a former competitive swimmer, lifeguard, coach and all round lover of water I couldn’t wait to have kids so I could push them into my sport and live vicariously through them. Wait… that’s not right. I mean, I couldn’t wait to share my love of water with them. Yes! That’s what I meant. Either way, as soon […]

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