Exercise Tag

For many years, I greeted December and the upcoming holiday season with both anticipation and trepidation. I looked forward to time with family and friends, but more or less dreaded the "holiday hoopla" that seemed to cover the month from start to finish. While some people...

Despite teaching fitness classes for almost three decades, running for years, and cycling, boxing, skiing, playing tennis, taking up Hip-Hop in my forties, and enjoying just about every form of physical activity, including many activities with my dog, I have never considered myself an athlete....

If you think it's just kids and teens getting too much screen time these days, think again. How many hours a day do you spend in front of your computer, on your phone, or watching TV? Probably more than you think. In its first-ever report card,...

Research proves that exercise makes us happier and healthier. It helps prevent disease; keeps us young in mind, body and spirit; is more effective than some medications in treating anxiety and depression; and can even add years to our lives. Few Canadian adults however, are active...

Published just a few days ago in the Journal Current Alzheimer Research is an excellent study out of the Division of Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.  Living a sedentary lifestyle with trivial or...

Did you know that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness? Did you know exercise has proven benefits for our physical and mental health? Experts believe exercise enhances our mental health by releasing feel-good brain chemicals (neurotransmitters and endorphins); by reducing immune system...

An avid runner in every season, I've discovered a few tricks that make running outdoors throughout the winter months a little more enjoyable...

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,...