Why Your “Friends” Are Keeping You Unhealthy

[dropcap style=”text” color=”cool-blue”]O[/dropcap]ne of the most frustrating aspects of my work is to have a client who works so hard on their fitness and nutrition,only to have it all blown apart by their negative social circle of  influence. I’ve watched clients struggle to maintain lost weight (and even regain all of it)  because their spouse sabotaged them […]

If You Booze, You Lose!

[dropcap style=”text” color=”lime-green”]F[/dropcap]or many people, who have been jacking themselves up on stimulants all day ( i.e. caffeine, nicotine and sugar ), there comes a point when what comes up, must come down. Since alcoholic drinks eventually create a state of tranquility and stupor, they are the preferred choice to close out the day. Alcohol is one of the the oldest recreational drugs […]

You’re Not As Active As You Think You Are!

Hopefully by now you’ve implemented breakfast into your routine, gotten rid of or reduced your reliance on stimulants for energy, and are ready to embark on your next phase of change. In this third installment of behavioral/lifestyle change, I want to challenge you to move more. I also want to challenge your idea of what it REALLY means […]

Your Caffeine, Nicotine And Sugar Liberation

In my last post, I showed how eating a balanced breakfast can lead to heightened brain function and sustained energy for several hours. I challenged those of you who are struggling with this to commit to having breakfast every day for 21 days. When eating breakfast becomes habitual, there’s never a need to kick-start the body with drugs such as caffeine, nicotine and […]

Kick-Starting Your Body With Breakfast

In my last post I proposed a that a change in lifestyle habits as the new paradigm in weight management. Using the scale and measuring tape as the sole means of measuring progress usually results in short term results and a lifetime commitment to modern “dieting mentality”.  Behavioral change, not unjustified restriction, is the new way, and the only sustainable way […]

A Change Of Habit

We’re now well into January and it’s time to take stock on your efforts to become leaner, fitter and healthier this year. At this point, you should be asking yourself: Am I progressing and reaching my weekly goals? Is my approach sustainable for the rest of the year? Does my approach make me feel healthier […]

Your Realistic Resolution Solution

[dropcap style=”text” color=”lime-green”]T[/dropcap]his is not the usual New’s Resolution drivel that inundates you each Christmas. Every year you’re treated to a barrage of articles reminding you of your holiday overindulgence and recycled tips to get you to lose weight. These tips focus on short term, quick fixes and only encourage the destructive dieting mindset. Does anyone really find those […]

6 Reasons Not To Exercise (And Why You Should Ignore Them)

[dropcap style=”text” color=”lime-green”]L[/dropcap]ike most people, I’m sure you have your own long list of reasons to blow off exercise despite knowing the benefits of getting it done.  As a personal trainer for over 10 years now, I’ve heard every reason out there.  And let’s get this straight – although there are a lot of good reasons to skip […]

Understanding The Benefits Of Resistance Training

Most of you have read about the benefits of resistance training and probably have – or intend to – incorporate some form of it into your routine. The research is quite conclusive in support of daily, weight bearing exercise as a means of overcoming many of the degenerative effects of aging, the prevention of certain […]

Examining the Growing Problem of Obesity

It’s no secret that the rate of obesity in North America is continuing to rise and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  It’s now been shown that in Canada, 1 in every 4 adults and 1 in every 9 children aged 6-17 are now obese. Even the obese are getting fatter, as more Canadians are becoming morbidly obese […]