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Top 10 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions (which no one achieves)


Another year is coming to a close and you should be asking yourself one question: “Was this year one of my best years yet?” If you’re being honest with yourself and the answer is “No”, then I ask you, “WHY not?” At the onset of a New Year, many resolve to make changes. Goals, sometimes lofty and completely out of ... Read More »

The single greatest piece of Life Advice I’ve been given is…

Life Advice from a child

Life Advice – little pearls of wisdom passed on to us from those we respect, hold in high esteem and very often, love unconditionally. Whether they’re our mentors, parents, partners or children, these little tidbits of knowledge can profoundly influence our beliefs, daily actions and the way we tackle the obstacles we meet. To be right to the point… They ... Read More »

3 Apps and a Chicken Recipe to Make the Holidays just a bit more awesome


Happy Holidays!  But are they really? You know what I’m talking about. Family commitments, work outings, parties, school concerts, shopping while battling through the crowds EVERYWHERE and did I mention on top of all that, cooking for oneself and family? Yikes! As noted in a post a few months ago, Christie and I are busy, busy parents. And we often find ourselves rushing ... Read More »

The 5 Best Dumbbell Workouts (that take 10 minutes or less)

5 Best Dumbbell Workouts - Full Body Workout Routine

It’s hard enough to find the motivation to workout on most days. Too tired. Too busy. Too lazy. Any way you slice it, it’s a lot of work and it’s just not happening. But every so often when the moon and the stars align, you dig deep and muster up the fortitude to actually break a sweat. Now, the problem ... Read More »

What is FMS? Why you need a Functional Movement Screen, Part 1


Do you have chronic pains or injuries that perhaps are holding you back from achieving your personal fitness goals? Have you hit a plateau in your training program and can’t seem to push past it to get to that next level? Do you know your own risk to injury? Before I answer these questions, let me paint a typical scenario ... Read More »

Join the Advent Health Challenge


Christmas marks a time for over-indulgence. Office parties, school socials and family get-together’s all mean one thing: lots of calories. A medical journal recently published results showing that North Americans gain an average of two to five pounds per year. More startling is that 1.5 to 4 pounds of this gain occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Not this year ... Read More »

Exercise and Eating smart is key for long-term weight management

3 steps to weight release and weight management

Many people are searching for a magic formula that will help them to lose weight. Although it may not be very magical, there is a way to lose the weight you want, and it’s far simpler than you may think. All it takes is to have an organized method to follow. However, there is a caveat; you can lose weight ... Read More »

How to cut over 1000 calories from your holiday dinner


Holidays – especially Christmas – is undoubtedly the most calorific day of the year, with the average person eating 4,500 to 6,000 calories worth of turkey, chocolate and mulled wine on the big day. This is why the following information made the useful Christmas dinner swap guide. The list comprises of pretty much every element making up a classic Christmas meal along with ... Read More »

Why Should I Transition to a Minimalist Running Shoe? The Answer is…

Why Should I Transition to a Minimalist Running Shoe

At one time, it might have been unthinkable. However, running barefoot ― or in shoes with soles so thin that it feels like being barefoot ― has become a popular activity… Why Minimalist Running? This phenomenon is called “minimalist running.” Minimalist runners point out that it helps human beings appreciate the outdoors. After all, minimalist runners can really feel the ground ... Read More »

Paleo Hacks For the Open-Minded: Weeds, Flowers, Bones & Insects

Paleo Hacks for the open minded

Living like our hunter-gatherer ancestors means thinking about health for survival and not as a recommendation. It’s ironic that high-tech research techniques have provided so much insight into our very distant past. Because human evolution spanned a few million years through several climate changes, there were actually many paleo diets, depending on whether the tribes made their home on the ... Read More »

November’s #ChickenChat is all about the Osteoporosis and Comfort Food Connection

Osteoporosis and the comfort food connection #chickenchat

November  is Osteoporosis Awareness Month – Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous, decreasing bone strength and leading to increased risk of breaking a bone. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. ... Read More »