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Stop Carbo -Loading Before Endurance Events

Carbohydrate loading is a concept of eating excess carbohydrates to fuel endurance activity. It has long been promoted as essential to ward off fatigue and ‘bonking,” a sports term to mean depleting ones fuel sources and flooding with lactic acid. In my day in nutritional sciences, one would get a failing grade if countering the […]

Why Everyone Needs Some Yoga

You are well aware that today’s modern lifestyle is a killer.  The daily stress resulting from our current routines, demands and expectations is more than many can bear.  That is why stress is the leading cause of workplace sickness, the root cause of many illnesses and conditions, and a contributing factor to the why, when […]

Functional Movement Screening

At Healthy Habits we believe that posture and alignment are the root of lasting physical improvement.  Because of our belief we are cutting edge in the health industry.  We spend considerable amount of time learning about our clients’ bodies so we can put together the best exercise plan for each individual.  Because we focus first […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring is a time of renewed energy, I like to use the changes of the season to re-examine my routine and check to see that everything is in balance.  Like exercise, if you aren’t in balance you may find yourself working hard but not achieving the results you want to achieve. Exercise with your body […]

Flexibility — Use It Or Lose It

As we get older our flexibility deteriorates, often due to a less active lifestyle.  But we need our flexibility to help us perform our daily activities with ease and without aches and pains.  Reduced mobility of joints and tighter muscles create compromised body movements and posture habits that throw our bodies out of alignment leading […]

Beat the Winter Blahs with a Strong Immune System

It’s that time of year…when many of our colleges, friends and family are out of commission with a bad cold or even worse, the flu. Here are a healthy habits to help you keep your body healthy and immune system strong: Exercise Moderate exercise (approximately 30 minutes 3 – 4 x a week to start) is essential […]
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Aerobic versus Anaerobic Training

When I first started training and coaching regular individuals (as opposed to athletes) there was a well entrenched notion for weight loss. Long, slow, distance was believed to be the only way to burn excess fat.

Carbohydrate Depleted Endurance Training

In today’s Globe and Mail Alex Hutchison wrote an article on the merits of training / exercising ’empty.’This is a method I have been advocating for 25years. Essentially it calls for exercising on an
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