Fitness Tag

Many people view January 1 as an opportunity to start fresh, setting health goals, such as losing weight, improving their diets, and starting an exercise routine. All too often though, they set unrealistic  and unachievable goals, leading most to break their resolutions within a few...

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,...

Here at DeerFields Clinic we practice Preventive & Integrative Medicine with a particular focus on anti-ageing through lifestyle optimization.  We actually have the ability to measure the age of each individual body system and compare it to your chronological age in years. These systems include your cardio-age (heart), pulmo-age...

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,...

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...

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...