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The Participaction 150 Playlist

Participaction is an organization that has been around since the early 1970’s, that has always preached the health benefits of living an active lifestyle and participating in sports. While their most well known campaign may have been the Body Break movement with Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, their efforts go well beyond that one series. Their newest campaign is in …

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The Pros and Cons of Foam Rolling

We’ve all seen foam rollers at the gym, usually in the stretching area. Some of us may have used them, and for some they remain just another of those pieces of equipment at the gym that we ignore because it’s not a treadmill or a free weight. But the foam roller is there for a reason, and for some it …

9 Things I Learned as a Self-Taught Athlete

“How I learned to love myself and stay in shape.” Yesterday I kicked an old soccer ball around the garden to play with my dog, and I realized something: it felt great! Years of being the kid nobody wanted on their team had made me dread team sports, but kicking that ball felt so different! This shift in my mindset …

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Flashfood: A New Way To Do Your Grocery Shopping

  Josh finished a colourful hockey career having played in the OHL, QMJHL, and AUS. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Cum Laude) in Finance and Management Science.Josh began his professional career on Bay Street with BMO Nesbitt Burns, followed by time at an international management consulting firm and a family office managing wealth …

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Sugar: A Game of Hide and Seek

  By now, you: a) have come to realize that nutrition plays a major role in your health and fitness goals b) have become overwhelmed with the little bits of information you have learned about nutrition c) believe that both are correct You may think that nutrition is not rocket science, but it sort of is. The nutritional program that …

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Does Nutrition Matter When You’re Injured?

So, all of us have tweaked something in the gym at some time or another.  Many of us have gotten injured during an athletic activity.  The recommendations are usually RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), during the first seventy-two hours and then begin some form of rehabilitation.  However, no one ever discusses what your nutrition should look like while you are …

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The Mental Side of Sport Performance

As an avid Weekend Warrior I am always looking to get the most out of my athletic performance. Granted my athletic goals are not as lofty as former 70 Goals Scorer and NHL superstar Bernie Nicholls, but the principals remain the same.  How can I get the most production out of my now 48 year old body? Bernie, one of …

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6 Supplements Older Athletes Should Know About

As we age, what we eat becomes more and more important. Especially if we continue to train hard. Staying well nourished to fuel and recover from hard workouts is a key to the process of staying in shape as we get older. We reached out to some of the top minds in fitness to get to the bottom of some …

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How To Eat Healthy at the ACC

The Raptors are on their way to a fourth straight playoff appearance and the Maple Leafs are fun to watch, and may be on the way to the playoffs as well. Combine that with the tons of concerts and events, and you have the Air Canada Centre – an entertainment destination and a fun place to spend an afternoon or night. The only …

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Breaking Down High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT, is mentioned a lot right now, and I mean a lot when you are searching for ways to roast calories and fat and drop some pounds, not just during the work out itself, but in the hours following your HIIT work out as well. Sounds amazing right? But, is it true? First …