Author Archives: Dai

August’s #ChickenChat is all about Breastfeeding Awareness

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month – the perfect opportunity for moms to learn about the importance of breast milk for their growing baby and nutrition to keep them healthy and energized! Check out this month’s Chicken.ca article by nutritionist, Kelly Ateyo, “Best Nutrition for Baby and Mom“. August’s #ChickenChat is all about “Breastfeeding Awareness”   A few things we’ll be ... Read More »

Video portrays obesity as a disease of poor choices

Video portrays obesity as a disease of poor choices

Daily choices are seemingly automatic for most of us. Is obesity a disease of “poor choices”? We choose to get out of bed. We choose to go to work. We choose to eat a burger, fries and large soda at lunch. We choose to NOT exercise. We choose to sit on the couch and play back-to-back-to-back games of Candy Crush ... Read More »

Obesity Epidemic: More people die of too much food than not enough

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As someone who spent a 5 year period of my life in a state of morbid obesity, I take the current state of the world’s health very seriously. Many factors are playing into what’s being coined as the “obesity epidemic”. Media outlets around the world are reporting startling statistics and figures on declining life expectancy, increased health care costs and other health ... Read More »

Keeping Hangryness in Check with Quick-to-Cook Chicken Recipes

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When I was first approached by the Chicken Farmers of Canada to become the Canadian Health Ambassador, I had to ask myself one thing: do I love chicken that much? 1.3 seconds later, and without hesitation, I answered the seemingly rhetorical question with a resounding, “YES! I love chicken!” The past 8 months have been full of memorable opportunities to share and educate Canadians from ... Read More »

Optimum Nutrition for Peak Performance and Why #ItMatters

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Do you EAT to LIVE or LIVE to EAT? Semantics perhaps, but if you are really honest with yourself; which one best describes your way of being? For many of us, nutrition is a daily battle that often ends with feelings of frustration rooted in our failure to follow a plan. Our performance both in life and in sport is ... Read More »

Team #iWantMyMudder takes on Tough Mudder Whistler

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We came, we saw, we got REAL muddy! Team #iWantMyMudder is a group of highly motivated people who love to challenge themselves to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. It’s all about the Grow Zone! For more info on how to join Team #iWantMyMudder and other events we’re participating at, check out www.iWantMyMudder.com Join our tribe! Hoorah! A question to ask ... Read More »

Working Out Naked Has Its Benefits – can you name 3?

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Working out naked, huh? The Ancient Greeks and Romans did it, so why shouldn’t we? Several months ago a story of naked men doing CrossFit began to circulate the internet. It began in Aarhus, Denmark, when the owner of the Danish gym ‘Spartan Mentality’ Steffen Haldrup Andersen, decided to pull an April Fools joke with an ad featuring some ripped, ... Read More »

July’s #ChickenChat is all about living well with Diabetes

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Diabetes – when you have it, your life may become very focused on what you’re eating, how much activity you’re getting, and what your blood sugar is at certain times of the day. Sometimes it may feel as if you’re being controlled by your condition… however, by focusing on a few key lifestyle tips you can live well with diabetes ... Read More »