Healthy vs Unhealthy Exercise Habits

When we hear the word ‘exercise,’ we naturally think of health. There’s a good reason for this, of course; exercise has a great number of mental and physical benefits. However, just like all good things, it’s possible to take exercise to extremes. When exercise is taken too far, it stops being healthy and can become…

Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight Part 2

You were overweight, but you did your best to lose some pounds and you did! You’re pretty happy with yourself, but you can’t quite get down to your ‘ideal’ weight, even though you think you’ve tried everything. Sound familiar? Here we look at some reasons why your weight loss has reached a plateau. You’re working…

Myths About Exercise Part 3

When it comes to physical activity, myths and half-truths are rampant. We are especially vulnerable to falling for myths when we search for shortcuts or other too-good-to- be-true “secrets” to maximizing our results. However, some of the more pervasive fitness misconceptions may simply be long-held beliefs about the best ways to work out that were…

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths Part 5

There’s so much advice floating around on what to eat (and not eat), it can be hard to sift out the truth. Here are some facts to help you sort through what you hear. Physical Activity Myth Myth – Lifting weights is not good to do if you want to lose weight, because it will make…

Keep Exercise On Your ToDo List Part 3

We’ve all been taught from a young age to fit in a little regular exercise. You know it’s good for both your body and your mind. But when your day gets busy, it’s too easy to skip. When you get out of the daily habit, it’s hard to pick it back up. It’s true, there…

Keep Exercise On Your ToDo List Part 2

We’ve all been taught from a young age to fit in a little regular exercise. You know it’s good for both your body and your mind. But when your day gets busy, it’s too easy to skip. When you get out of the daily habit, it’s hard to pick it back up. It’s true, there…

Keep Exercise On Your ToDo List Part 1

We’ve all been taught from a young age to fit in a little regular exercise. You know it’s good for both your body and your mind. But when your day gets busy, it’s too easy to skip. When you get out of the daily habit, it’s hard to pick it back up. It’s true, there…

What’s better: Cardio or Strength Training?

A comparison of the two main types of physical exercise You walk into the gym for an hour of exercise. Do you head to the treadmill or the free weights? Do you work on your heart, or your muscles? Cardiovascular Exercise – It is activity that raises your heart rate, like walking, running, biking, swimming,…

Your Brain on Exercise Part 2

Your brain becomes much more active during exercise, “perhaps more active than at any other time,” says Maddock. One way neurons communicate is with electrical pulses, and sometimes entire networks of neurons fire in unison, like a group of soccer fans chanting together at a game. These synchronized pulses are known colloquially as brain waves….

Your Brain on Exercise Part 1

Your brain becomes much more active during exercise, “perhaps more active than at any other time,” says Maddock. One way neurons communicate is with electrical pulses, and sometimes entire networks of neurons fire in unison, like a group of soccer fans chanting together at a game. These synchronized pulses are known colloquially as brain waves….