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The Top 10 Breaking Muscle Fitness Blog Contest winners are…

The 2014 Top 10 Fitness Blog Contest Winners Announced!

Monday morning I woke up to one of the coolest emails I’ve received this year. The subject line read… “You are a winner in the Top 10 [Breaking Muscle] Fitness Blog Contest!” Holy #$%! are you kidding me?! The selection process began about a month ago with the submission of just over 1,300 nominations. Following that up, the online community ... Read More »

Varidesk Review: Stop sitting and start standing while you work

Varidesk Review Take a stand at work

Moment of truth? I spend too much time sitting, period!  A few months ago I wrote a post entitled, “Sitting is the new smoking: The cure to sitting disease“.  In writing this post, my mind overflowing with info about the health issues associated with prolonged sitting, I knew I needed to make a change. I decided it was time to ... Read More »

Health Ambassador Update: Meet Canada’s Chicken Farmers #ChickenDotCa


A couple of weeks ago I announced my new role of Health Ambassador with Chicken Farmers of Canada. As part of my new role, this month I’m focusing on the Chicken Farmers themselves, how the farms operate and inviting you to check it all out and feel secure in the knowledge which is freely available both on and offline. Chicken Farmers of ... Read More »

Best 5 Ways to Get Involved in the #PinkShirtDay Campaign


On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, Pink Shirt Day takes place in schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods across the nation, and features individuals like you and I bringing awareness to the anti-bullying cause. This campaign was inspired by the story of students in Nova Scotia who decided to take action after witnessing another student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. And so, each year ... Read More »

#ChickenChat Wednesdays are here – we’re talking Heart Month

#ChickenChat Wednesday are here w/chicken farmers of canada

February’s #ChickenChat is all about “Heart Month”   Unless you’ve hidden under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ll undoubtedly caught a message or two from the Heart & Stroke Foundation. They’re out in full swing along with a ton of other great organizations, spreading the knowledge about what it takes to lead a “heart disease-free” and healthy life. ... Read More »

2014 Just Got Awesomer… I’m feeling extra #propelfit


Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Propel Do you ever have those moments where something absolutely amazing just happens? You know, one of those moments where you sit back and think to yourself “whoa, how can it get any better than this?” 2014 just got Awesomer! Well that just happened to me and is ... Read More »

Survey says “because of my kids, there’s no time for fitness”


For 99.79% of you, your health and fitness is important. Phew, that’s a relief, but for the 0.21% of you that it isn’t – this post is NOT for you. Stop reading immediately and go find a site that caters to your other interests. But for those of you engaged in living a healthy and active lifestyle, please read on. ... Read More »

Sugar vs Fat: Which is better for powering our bodies

Sugar-vs-Fat: Which is better for our bodies?

Questions, questions, questions… I hear it quite often via Twitter, Facebook and during coaching sessions throughout my life. Nutrition is a very dynamic, ever-changing landscape as it relates to our overall wellness and in many cases, whether we meet our goals or not. That being said, here’s a 9 questions (and of course I’ve heard many variations on these) I ... Read More »

Ontario launches The Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Influencing Change – the Healthy Kids Community Challenge is on! Ontario is challenging communities to work together to help give kids and youth a healthier start in life. We know that healthy eating and physical activity help kids grow up to be healthy adults. That’s why Ontario is launching The Healthy Kids Community Challenge. How can your community take part? Communities ... Read More »

A Breathing Technique that Will Help You Live Longer

breathing will help you live longer

Stress is killing us fast! A recent study reports that men who experience persistent moderate or high levels of stress have a 50 percent higher mortality rate when compared with their less-stressed counterparts. Bottom line, stress affects us on so many levels. Physically it can cause headaches, muscle tension or pain, chest pain, fatigue, change in sex drive, stomach upset ... Read More »

Chicken Curry in a Hurry and a special #ChickenDotCa Announcement


I made the team! I’m honored to announce that I’m officially part of the Chicken Farmers of Canada Brand Ambassador team. Only four Canadians were chosen, and I’m fortunate to be one of them, and the official Health Brand Ambassador. Over the coming year I’ll be sharing information on the health benefits of chicken, delicious recipes, and lots of cool ... Read More »