Exercise & Fitness

These days, one doesn't have to look hard or travel far to find a yoga studio or class. Yoga practice has become increasingly popular with participants of all ages and abilities and continues to gain followers who upon giving it a fair try, discover its...

Walking offers so many health benefits, it’s no wonder many physicians are prescribing it to patients. In fact, some experts suggests walking more, is the single best thing most Canadians can do to improve their health. Research has proven that a commitment to regular walking (aim...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Medical Director, Dr. Randy Knipping. Yesterday he won the Canadian Masters 10000 m championship in Surrey BC yesterday taking home the gold medal for Toronto West Athletics in a time of 43:21.   Dr. Knipping knows all about setting goals and working...

When it comes to health risks, what's more important, genes or lifestyle? This is an age-old question that is relevant to all of us because of the diabetes and obesity epidemic facing so-called western civilization today. An easy way to understand the interaction between genes...

I get a lot of questions about plyometric training - such as "What are the benefits?" and "How do I begin or incorporate this type of exercise?"  With summer ramping up and many of us spending more time outdoors, it seems the ideal time to...

Getting an outdoor workout is easier than you think. In fact, boosting your health and fitness over the next several months could be as simple as leaving the car parked, and using active transportation to run errands, get to and from work, meet up with...

Hitting the pool a few times a week offers incredible health benefits for people of all ages. When submerged to waist depth, our bodies bear just 50 percent of what we weigh, and when submerged to our necks, just ten percent. Swimming, though beneficial for us...

What goes through your head when you step onto a scale? Is it trepidation at the "number" about to appear? Unfortunately that's the case for many, including some of our clients at DeerFields. The bottom line? We place too much emphasis on total scale weight. ...

There are so many benefits to being physically active and to exercising regularly - slowing the aging process is just one of them. Being active for at least 150 minutes each week (even more is better) can help adults to: Increase overall fitness Strengthen muscles...

In this short video, our Lifestyle Coach, Anthony Barsby, reminds us that when it comes to our health, the number on the scale only tells us so much. "Body composition tells us much more" says Barsby. [fvplayer src="https://deerfields.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Deerfields-Anthony-Barsby-discusses-body-composition.mov" width="854" height="480"]...

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