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3 Tips for Setting Your Family Up For Optimal Health


Today’s family life is more fast-paced and over-scheduled than ever. As a result, general family health and nutrition often takes a backseat. When you’re racing from one event to another while juggling meetings, homework, deadlines, and all the unexpected challenges that pop up – health is far down on the list. That is, until someone gets sick. Schedules halt and ...

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Here’s 3 Ways That Age Can Affect Your Fitness

3 Ways Age Can Affect Your Fitness

Fitness is vital at any age. As we age, our bodies experience a number of physiological transformations that affect fitness including changes in organ systems, decreased energy, metabolism, and in most cases, a decrease in muscle mass. Some of these changes affect men and women differently, but taking the time to exercise and practice flexibility is crucial as we age to ...

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The Obesity Epidemic: Why our Kids are Overweight

Obesity Epidemic Why Our Kids are Overweight

The time has come for a change in family habits. Kids are Eating More and Moving Less It’s pretty well-known fact that children today are eating more and moving less. Children spend increasing amounts of time sitting and watching activities on their TV or computer screen instead of actually taking part in physical activities themselves. They gain weight through eating far ...

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Time to get up off your keister and Start hiking for BC Kids

3 Reasons to Join the Grind for Kids

With winter behind us and summer almost here, we’re days away from the Grouse Grind re-opening for another season of hiking and fundraising for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Grind for Kids, now in its 6th year, has raised a staggering $672,000 to date and this season, without a doubt, will surely surpass the $1,000,000 million dollar mark. (but that ...

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Coach Double-A can even fix a Moose’s dysfunction with FMS

FMS Screening can isolate dysfunction

In part 1, “What is FMS? Why you need a Functional Movement Screen“, I discussed the importance of movement screening and why that information is important to you as you train towards your fitness goals. To recap, remember: “if we have movement dysfunction as indicated in the FMS movement screen, it increases our risk to injury as we train and it ...

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The Super-Charged Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice

Super Charged Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice #YourOasis

When you think of a pre- or post-workout drink, you usually think along the lines of protein powders, carbs and antioxidants. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But there is an extra something that can enhance and benefit your body when you make your protein shakes or even drink it straight up. Were you aware of the phenomenal health benefits of ...

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Quiet Running: Running in Silence and the Power of Unplugging

Quiet Running: Running in Silence and the Power of Unplugging

Joshua Tree National Park, California. Spring of 2014.  I pull the car off to the side of the road, following not road signs but instinct.  The overwhelming noise of driving, of the wind and the wheels and the constant presence of 60-mile-an-hour danger is beginning to froth and bubble.  It’s too easy to ignore that, to drive on harder, to ...

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How to Deal with a Common CrossFit Injury: The Wrist

CrossFit Injury The Wrist

Look around a CrossFit gym, or “box,” and you’ll see athletes of all fitness level performing push-ups, pull-ups, ring dips, heavy lifts, and an assortment of other impressive exercises. What may not be completely obvious to an onlooker is the incredible amount of strain being put on the wrists in just about every CrossFit exercise. While other sports may also ...

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The Number 1 Rule for Older Adults Starting a Fitness Program

Older Adults Fitness Program

As our bodies age, we have a whole host of issues to contend with. Achy joints, reduced bone density, muscle wastage, you name it. But this doesn’t mean you should give up and let nature continue to take its course. There are plenty of things that older adults can do to stay active, while continuing to take care of their ...

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