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Raising the Barre: The #PropelFit Challenge Continues

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – however, when Franklin D. Roosevelt uttered these historical words, I don’t think he was envisioning a Barre Fitness class full of woman… Nope. That one was all on me… and so it was… As a Propel Ambassador, I was challenged to “get outside of my comfort zone and face ... Read More »

Join the #ChickenChat conversation – it’s Stroke Awareness Month

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Join in on the Stroke Awareness (and heart health) conversation In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, join our online #ChickenChat on Wednesday June 18th at 12pm EST as we talk all about Strokes and Heart Health. Some of the questions and topics include… What is a stroke? What are some of the symptoms? How does diet and lifestyle play into risk of ... Read More »

Nearly 2 Million Views Can’t Be Wrong: The Top 20 Posts from the Moose is Loose

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After 6+ years of blogging, I’ve published over 800 articles read by over 1.5 million people. (That number still blows my mind.) If you like my writing and want more of my thoughts on health, fitness and how to live a FUN-ctionally fit lifestyle, you should sign up for my weekly email. One email, short and meaty, built to keep you inspired and moving forward in all aspects of your ... Read More »

I Might Not Be Raised by a Chicken Farmer, but if I was

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I might not be raised by a chicken farmer, but if I was, I’d be wearing the new Chicken Farmers of Canada logo with pride. Starting this month, consumers will be able to tell Canadian chicken at a glance. The new logo is now donning Canadian chicken in local food markets across Canada. New Canadian chicken label lets you know ... Read More »

The Paleo Diet Report (free download)

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Did you know that our genes are still 99.99% identical to those of our Paleolithic ancestors? Well neither do most people. In a fascinating 15 page report, Nikki Young, author of the Paleo Cookbook series reveals startling facts and compelling evidence in the case for modern-day human dietary reform and documents exactly where society has gone wrong in the kitchen. ... Read More »

The Proof’s in the Pudding (or X2Performance that is)

The Proof's in the Pudding (or X2Performance that is)

Well, this is it. After 4 months of trialing X2PERFORMANCE I’ve concluded that it is one of the most effective sports supplements I’ve tried to date. I’ve always been someone who can appreciate the “claimed” benefits of various supplements in the marketplace, but don’t go in for all the hype. I prefer to try the product for a few months, see how my ... Read More »

Dude, seriously, what is Gluten?

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“Gluten-Free” products are flooding the marketplace. No matter where you shop today, every aisle of the supermarket showcases gluten-free options. It’s estimated by 2017 the total yearly sales in the “Gluten-free” category will exceed $6.6 Billion! But what’s even more startling is that many people are choosing to move towards a gluten-free diet without even knowing why they are doing it. ... Read More »

Health Ambassador Update: It’s Celiac Awareness Month and do you know where your gluten is? 

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Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month? Celiac disease is a medical condition that affects an estimated 1 in 133 Canadians. But this begs the question for many of us, ‘what is Celiac Disease’? What is Celiac Disease? As per the Canadian Celiac Association, Celiac disease is defined as… “… a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the ... Read More »

Leveraging Technology to get you healthy, fit and fabulous

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It’s 5 months into 2014, do you know where YOUR resolutions are? If it’s like the majority of North American’s, it’s been filed away like this year’s tax return already… Let me ask you a question – do you have any favorite apps or devices you use to help you track and manage your health and well-being? I’ll let you know a ... Read More »