10 Nutrients That Support Immune Health

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By Carol Harrison, RD  Cold and flu season is here, and your clients may be looking to improve their immunity. Regular exercise supports optimal immune health, but your clients are likely also interested in how to ramp up their defenses with good nutrition.   Reality Check: Health Canada reports that nearly half (~46 per cent) of calories consumed by Canadians come from…

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Rethinking Blue Monday

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5 tools to build resilience and change your mindset By David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans Blue Monday happens the third Monday in January and is considered by some to be the most depressing day of the year because of a combination of factors – the dreariness of the winter weather, debt from the holidays, and the end…

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Member FAQs – COVID-19

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UPDATED ON January 04, 2022 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) It is imperative as Canadian health and fitness leaders, we work towards protecting our Fitness Professionals. It’s important as fitness professionals that we lead by example through maintaining our exercise regimes and healthy nutrition practices. We know this helps to support the immune system. Together, let’s encourage…

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Sleep and Cravings: How are the two related?

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Do you notice yourself hungrier after a poor sleep? Your mind is not playing tricks on you, this happens and there is a strong link between your sleep and how hungry you feel.   What is a circadian rhythm? It is a 24-hour clock that is running in the background of your brain. It cycles between sleepiness and alertness. For most adults, the biggest…

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3 Time-Saving Hacks for Eating Well

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Your clients likely know the importance of healthy eating but many think they’re too busy for it. What they need are time-saving strategies that they can stick with. It takes time to adopt new habits, so suggest these three and encourage your clients to choose one they feel they can succeed at.   1. Start meal planning.  When we…

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Becoming a PRO TRAINER During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, it became clear to me that I needed to re-evaluate my career options – something I have had to do before – and it was not something I necessarily wanted to do this time around.   I absolutely love working in the fitness Industry. I have been working with GoodLife Fitness in Toronto for a decade now, and there is nothing I would rather do. I have been a Personal Trainer for seven years now and I have…

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Embracing My Virtual Business

I was raised on the grapevine.  My first foray into the world of fitness was with Jane Fonda. She and I would meet regularly in my basement afterschool in the 80’s, her clad in a pink leotard and leg warmers, me in my cropped Adidas shorts, synchronizing our leg lifts to the music: up three, down one, hold and pulse. Do you feel that burn? I felt it.   And it spoke to me.   Fitness was…

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Imposter Syndrome

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Imposter Syndrome is the fear of being labeled a fraud, feeling unworthy or not experienced enough to do something. This is common within the fitness industry, especially with the explosion of social media where it seems we are inundated with images of perfect bodies and seemingly more capable individuals daily.  It is easy to feel like someone else knows more than you do or can do a…

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The Poundemic: Shifting the Conversation Around Weight Loss

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Almost half of all Canadians experienced weight gain over COVID. As our provinces are re-starting and re-opening, we are going to gain members who are focused on weight loss. As fitness professionals, it is our responsibility to support and guide our members while also providing evidence-based programming, information, and tools.    There has been a concerning word circulating in the media: the…

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Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach: Tools for Client Success

Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach Tools for Client Success

Weight (fat) loss has been in the forefront of my mind for as long as I can remember. I grew up with a mom who felt she always needed to lose weight. I cannot remember a time when she was not attempting the newest fad diet program in an attempt to finally look the way both she and society felt she should. I also struggled with my weight in…

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