BMI is DOA (Oct. 19, 2013)

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For my October 19th article about Body Mass Index, childhood obesity, bullying, and the role of schools in children’s health, BMI is DOA, either click here or keep on readin’! BMI is DOA As I write this, I am just coming off of a weekend of mashed potatoes, football and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving has passed us by, […]

6 Reasons HIIT is a Miss (Oct. 5, 2013)

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For my October 5 article about the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout craze, Six Reasons HIIT is a Miss, either click here or keep on readin’! ‘HIIT’ (or high intensity interval training) has most certainly hit the exercise scene hard. Whether you’re watching an infomercial for CrossFit or are reading your brother-in-law brag on […]

A Healthier Taste of Fall (Sept. 21, 2013)

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For my September 21 article about healthy and local eating in Autumn, A Healthier Taste of Fall, either click here or keep on readin’! As we bid summer adieu and transition into fall, we have plenty to look forward to: autumn colours, football season and pumpkin carving spring to mind. But from a culinary point […]

The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes

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For my September 7 article about the good, the bad, and the ugly of sugar substitutes, The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes, either click here or keep on readin’!   Nutritionists, dieticians, meal planners, personal trainers and weight-loss coaches tend to disagree on pretty well everything. Big or small, tiny detail or entire calorie-burning paradigm, we can’t seem […]

Eating Healthy on the Road (August 10, 2013)

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For my August 10th article about staying healthy while at fast food joints, Eating Healthy on the Road, either click here or keep on reading!   While summer means barbecues, pool parties and campfires, for a lot of families, it also means road trips. Whether you’re visiting your Grandma in Thunder Bay or your sister in […]

Kale: The Unwieldy Superfood (July 20, 2013)

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For my July 20 article about the best ways to prepare kale, Kale: The Unwieldy Superfood, either click here or keep reading!   The food world is just like any other — it is full of trends. Some stay, some go and some are undeniably bigger and farther-reaching than the rest. At the moment, Kale is bell […]

In Defence of Barbie (July 13, 2013)

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For my July 13 article about cultural criticisms of Barbie, In Defence of Barbie, either click here or keep on readin’!   People love to hate Barbie. We can count (it seems) on a story every year or so parsing just how “real” is Mattel’s signature doll; how her unattainable proportions make young women anxious and drive […]

Humidex? More Like Ice-Creamidex! (July 4, 2013)

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For my July 4 article about summertime fitness, Humidex? More Like Ice-Creamidex! either click here or keep reading.   Ah, summer. Cocktails on the patio, barbecues at the cottage, and finally perfecting that golden tan. What’s not to love? Well, if you’re like me, summer can present its own unique set of diet and exercise dilemmas. Your […]

Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out (June 29, 2013)

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To read my June 29 article about the dangerous cultural consequences of the American Medical Association’s decision to classify obesity as a disease, Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out, either click here or keep reading!    This past week, you’ve likely seen that the American Medical Association (AMA) has now categorized obesity as a disease. We […]

Women, Weights, and the Gender Divide (June 20, 2013)

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For my June 20 article about women and weights, Women, Weights, and the Gender Divide, either click here or keep reading!    Last week, I shared what I called “the worst fitness advice around” with you. Carbs are terrible, the elliptical isn’t terrible, spot reduction really works — all bad advice. But in my view, nothing is […]

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