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Battling Text Neck with Chin Nods corrective exercise habits health pain free movement workout Feb 26, 2021

Are you reading this article on either your phone, tablet, or laptop? Of course :)
 
It’s time to do a quick check … Is your head tilted down in order to see?
 
If you spend a lot of time in this position (and who doesn’t these days?!), you are actually at risk for...

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Pilates is Lit! corrective exercise functional strength training health injury pain free movement pilates stress workout Jan 28, 2021

Having three teenagers brings home new colourful and strange slang language. My teens say "lit" a lot. Googling the word, historically it meant "drunk", but now means exciting or excellent. And I can honestly say Pilates is EXCITING and EXCELLENT, but definitely has nothing to do with...

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Recipe: Almond Orange Biscotti health recipes Nov 23, 2020

I rarely purchase packaged snacks, but I always have sugar, butter, and flour for my kids to make their own snacks.

Lately my daughters have been making chocolate covered biscottis which look soooo good. I am allergic to gluten and dairy so I can't eat theirs, but my craving was strong enough to...

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Exercise is an Immune Booster fitness health workout Nov 17, 2020

Given that we are seeing rising numbers of those affected with COVID, it often feels like this whole situation is beyond our control. I don't know about you, but lately I have felt overwhelmed with the amount of unknowns. I thought to write an article about the tiny bit we can...

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Why Focus on Changing Habits? habits health nutrition stress Nov 10, 2020

Diets don't work. Clients may lose weight initially, but diets don't get to the root of the issue. The main issue concerns your habits. 

Focusing on changing habits is much less painful than starvation diets where you have to rely on pure discipline and willpower.  

40-45% of...

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Successful Habit Change habits health nutrition Oct 09, 2020

Most of you don't know that my older brother is a really cool guy and we have the most interesting conversations (some of you know my older sister as she comes to my classes and she is awesome too). My brother Ron is a Mindful Habit coach. If you are interested he wrote 100+ Habits of Great...

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Top Six Reasons Why Running Rocks! fitness health running workout Aug 30, 2020

1) Running is Good for Your Heart

Running doesn’t just strengthen your heart muscle, but also improves your entire circulatory system by making the lining of your blood vessels more flexible. When your blood vessels are more flexible the heart doesn’t have to work so hard to pump...

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome health recipes Aug 24, 2020

This isn't something I often advertise to my clients, but I have a condition called IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I was diagnosed in my early 20s and I have lived with it's symptoms for over 25 years. I attribute it to beginning my mission to eat healthy. 

IBS is caused by abnormal...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 6 Sleep Hygiene health recovery sleep hygiene stress Aug 16, 2020

Sleep Hygiene: What Is It and Why Do We Need It?

Over the past several weeks I have been exploring methods of recovery. It’s not simply about resting the body after an exercise session, but about intelligently helping the body heal and move to reach healthy balance within the body.

In...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 4 De-Stress Techniques corrective exercise health pain free movement pilates recovery stress Jul 26, 2020

Over the past several weeks I have been exploring methods of recovery. It’s not simply about resting the body after an exercise session, but about intelligently helping the body heal and functionally move to reach healthy balance within the body.

In the first post I explain there...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 1 Strength Training barre corrective exercise functional strength training health pain free movement pilates recovery Jul 05, 2020

Last week I wrote an article on exercise recovery and mentioned that within the body there is a constant play of stability and mobility. Certain areas in our body function best when strong and stable and other areas of the body function best with more range of motion. I also briefly explored how...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery corrective exercise health injury pain free movement pilates recovery yoga Jun 28, 2020

Exercise recovery is more than just resting after a workout. In this article I go over a few important practices that can help increase your body’s ability to recover from exercise.

Within the body there is a constant play of stability and mobility. Certain areas in our body function best...

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