Running For The Non-Runners (April 5 ’14)

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For my April 5 article about walk-to-run programs and how even the least talented jogger can become a runner, Walk-to-Run: Running For the Non-Runners, either click here or keep on readin’!   I used to hate to run. In fact, for most of my life, I abhorred it. Couldn’t understand why people did it. Couldn’t understand […]

Starvation Mode: The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss

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For my March 8 article about the enormous and far-reaching misconceptions about ‘starvation mode’, Starvation Mode: The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss, either click here or scroll down!   In my last column, I talked all about weight-loss plateaus — what they are, why they happen, what to do about them and what not to […]

The Dreaded Plateau (Feb. 22, ’14)

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To read my February 22 article about weight-loss plateaus, The Dreaded Plateau, either click here or keep on reading!  Last week, a friend of mine turned to Facebook to seek advice on a problem likely all too familiar to most of us: The Plateau. No, I’m not sounding off on the trials and tribulations of […]

Fun, Adventurous, Healthy Vacations (Jan. 25 ’14)

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For my January 24th article about staying active on vacation and the trend of fitness tourism, Fun, Adventurous, Healthy Vacations, either click here or scroll down.   Now that the holidays are officially behind us, Canadians from Charlottetown to Victoria are collectively looking forward to one thing: March Break. No matter if we’re trading the […]

‘Tis the Season…For Temptation (Dec. 12, ’13)

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For my December 12th article about resisting temptations and staying fit during the holidays, ‘Tis the Season…For Temptation, either click here or keep on readin’!   The trees are trimmed and the stockings have been hung with care; the holidays are finally upon us. And although it’s a time of family, fun, light and laughter, […]

A Fresh Approach to Yoga (Nov. 30, 2013)

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For my November 30th article about studio 330 yoga in Kingston, ON, A Fresh Approach to Yoga, either click here or keep on reading!*   *A note, which I feel terribly about– I conducted this interview via email, so Dallas and I never got a chance to meet in person. I’ve only ever known one Dallas […]

Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia? (Nov. 2, 2013)

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For my November 2 article discussing the recent concerns that anti-obesity campaigns may be causing eating disorders, Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia?, either click here or keep on readin’! Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia? I was thrilled with the reaction to my last column, ‘BMI is DOA’, about the flaws of the BMI […]

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 […]

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 […]

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