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The Benefits of Muscle Activation Technique

Muscle Activation Technique, or MAT for short, isn’t the most well known form of physical treatment but it has actually been getting more press recently. Many professional athletes including Peyton Manning are publicly extolling its virtues. Manning was quoted in a Sports Illustrated article claiming that MAT was one of the main reasons he was able to resurrect his Hall …

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How To Become an Adult Onset Exerciser

Starting a new fitness program, or starting at a gym can be an overwhelming decision and can seem like a daunting task, at any age, let alone, if it is a decision you are making later in life, but it’s not a decision you are likely to regret and the sooner you make that choice, the better. When it comes …

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Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

First things first, what is intermittent fasting? It’s important to set out that it is not a diet. Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating, where you schedule your meals in such a way that you are getting the most out of them possible. It does not change what you eat, the way that diets do; it simply changes when …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Johnny Olsen’s Tips For the Best Bicep Curl

Everyone wants big guns with perfect peaks. Not everyone know what they need to do in training to achieve them. The Bicep Curl has to be one of the most popular movements on gym floors today but many people are not hitting the bicep muscle safely and/or effectively. Fitness expert Johnny Olsen shared key pointers on how to master your best bicep …

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Ticket Giveaway: United Boxing Promotions – “Fight Night Live!”

We are giving away a pair of floor seat tickets for the upcoming “Fight Night Live” at the Hershey Centre on November 19th! The event is set to showcase some of Canada’s top professional boxers. Our friend and FitAfter45 contributor, Don Nelson will be sending two seasoned competitors from his Oshawa-based Motor City Boxing Club. Jerome ‘The Wildcat’ Gabriel will be …

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GTA’s Top 10 Organic Grocery Stores

It seems like everyone is looking to eat healthier and live a cleaner lifestyle. One of the best ways to do this is to improve the food that you are putting into your body. Enter the world of Organic eating. It seems like Organic foods are everywhere but there is still a stigma attached to them that says, they are …

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5 Reasons To Use A BOSU Ball

BOSU refers mainly to a piece of fitness equipment, developed back in 1999, that has grown in popularity since, and offers an amazing array of benefits. BOSU expert Rob Glick, explains that BOSU stands for, “Both Sides Utilized,” and it is, “Used to create different levels of balance to enhance different sorts of challenges. Different levels of instability engages different …

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The Worst Health Habits For Life Expectancy

It is no secret that habits in life have a direct impact on life expectancy and that healthy daily practices become progressively more important as we age. Not only do we need to eat clean and exercise regularly but there are certain things to avoid to increase longevity. FitAfter45.ca teamed up with LSM Insurance to put together the infographic below, covering …

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Breaking Down the Burpee

In the current world of fitness, there are a lot of different people and companies attempting to get their hands on your fitness dollars with all kinds of machines, gadgets, and supplements. But it’s important to remember that there are a ton of exercises still out there that require nothing but your body and commitment. One of the best options …

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The Benefits of Trampolining

Here at Fit After 45 we want to present ways for people over 45 to stay fit and stay committed to a super healthy lifestyle. This means looking for both conventional and unconventional forms of fitness, and it was with the unconventional in mind that we reached out Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Sky Zone is the world’s very first indoor …