wellness-blog

  • Need Gift Ideas? 
    From Secret Santa to your family members-we have ideas for anyone on your list

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  • Taking your Yoga practice outdoors in the sunny weather can be easier than you think, and with the added benefits of the outdoors it makes for an amazing combination.  There is a growing interest in outdoor Yoga classes here in Ottawa.

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  • Finding time to fit your workouts in can be difficult and when the kids are home from school, it can be extra challenging to make time for your workouts.  Instead of finding a sitter, waking up extra early or waiting until your partner comes home, try exercising with your kids!  Here are some fun ideas to try!

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    1. Sun, swimming, and sweets are summer staples that we all look forward to after long cold winter months. Spirits are high and social gatherings are abundant into the long summer nights. But every season has its shortcomings and for summer that includes burns, bites, and blisters.

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    2. Many forego their gym memberships in the summer and opt instead to head outside.  I highly encourage spending time outside during the warmer months.  Walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming and playing with the kids can all be excellent forms of physical activity.  Being outdoors allows us to get our daily dose of Vitamin D and helps to improve our mood and outlook.   Getting outside for your cardiovascular work can be perfect, but let’s not forget about strength training.  Strength training helps to boost metabolism, build muscle, improve posture and reduce the likelihood of injuries.  Don’t have a gym membership?  Love being outdoors?  Here’s an outdoor workout you can add to your next walk or run.

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    3. If you’re hitting the treadmill every day and are not seeing the numbers you want on the scale, then you are not alone! Plenty of people exercise regularly and yet they still cannot seem to shed the pounds. True, there could be a genetic reason that makes it harder for a person to shed fat, but these genetic conditions are rare and it is far more likely that it is an issue with your diet or exercise, most of which can be resolved with a few simple tweaks to your regular routine. Let's explore the most common reasons that might be preventing you from losing weight even though you’re exercising regularly.

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