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The Globe and Mail: What meditation can and can’t do

If you’re curious how to mute your mind’s constantly churning to-do list, effectively dispute your inner critic and savour life’s “little things,” then meditation might be for you. Since meditation was, until recently, outside my wheelhouse, I tried to immerse … Continue reading

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Change your life through love with Kurek Ashley

When five of your friends die in an accident that nearly kills you too, you could respond by destroying your own life or making it better. Kurek Ashley did both. The author of How Would Love Respond speaks with host … Continue reading

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Perfect the pull-up

I have a confession to make. I am not very good at pull-ups. Now, as my mother taught me growing up, “realistic expectations are the key to happiness.” Thus, I am not upset that I suck at pull-ups; why would … Continue reading

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Meditation is not scary … I promise

There is a common, often fear-based, misconception that you have to be a particular “type” of person to meditate; if “I got a dime” every time someone said something like, “I can’t get my mind to shut up — I … Continue reading

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Knee-jerk reactions to failing to meet your health goals don’t work

Within fitness discourse, supposedly “soft” concepts such as “compassion,” “appropriate responses,” and “self-trust” are too often understood as, at best, secondary to the discipline needed to “be fit” and, at worst, the opposite of what a “disciplined” person needs. READ … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Why it pays to stretch before you get out of bed

Too many of us wake up feeling stiff and achy. When you think about it, stiffness makes sense. Perhaps you did not stretch appropriately postworkout. More likely, you went directly to bed after sitting all day (at the office, in … Continue reading

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Seven Fitness Hacks

“Hacks” are basically innovative ways to motivate or trick yourself into exercising — a fun way of reframing the classic concept of “exercise motivation.” We all need motivation to exercise. I love moving and I still often need a gentle … Continue reading

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November Newsletter

My November Newsletter is out! It includes the award-winning Sloppy Holly recipe a Vegan take on the sloppy joe; a cool partner exercise and lots of interesting articles! Enjoy!  READ NOW

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My Instruction Manual Podcast

Keith McArthur is a dad, writer, husband, publisher, kidney transplant recipient, brother, friend, ex-journalist, ex-PR guy, ex-business executive, learning to become happier, healthier and more productive. He Is launching “The Instruction Manual” podcast October 30. I am a regular contributor … Continue reading

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Turn your strength workout into a “brain workout”

Yes, exercising makes you stronger, but it also makes you smarter. Kathleen shares all the details! WATCH NOW

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Turn your strength workout into a “brain workout”

Watch as Kathleen shares how exercise works out not just your body but your brain as well. WATCH NOW

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A new library talk is coming up!

Please join me on November 1 at the Highland Creek Library and learn how you can make fitness a lifelong habit

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3 new tricep exercises

Every new client itemizes their goals. First on most people’s list — irrespective of age and gender – is some variation on “improved triceps” (the back of the arm). Some people want “stronger triceps.” Others ask for “toned triceps.” Others … Continue reading

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Knowing your flavour of self-sabotage is half the battle

We all have a unique “flavour” (or multiple flavours) of health self-sabotage — a personalized justification system we use to rationalize our unhealthy choices. The trick is to identify your unique flavour — what I often refer to as your … Continue reading

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The right exercises can also strengthen the brain

Exercise makes you smarter. It helps with reasoning, multitasking, memory, planning, scheduling… Aerobic exercise increase circulation and blood flow to the brain which in turn creates more neural pathways. But something called neurogenesis can occur with strength or weight bearing … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: How to walk, squat or simply move your way to a better state of mind

The way out of a low mood is to move. Too often, exercise is primarily understood as a weight-management tool – the psychological effects being a bonus. I suggest you flip it: Frame exercise as a mood-management tool with everything … Continue reading

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Make Daily Movement Non-Negotiable

There are many things we do in life that we just cannot negotiate. Whether it’s going to work every day, picking up the kids from school, or a simple family tradition that is a must for you, there will always … Continue reading

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8 tips to stay healthy at the cottage

1. DON’T FALL DOWN THE ALL-OR-NOTHING RABBIT HOLE! Don’t let one unhealthy choice instigate a parade of unhealthy choices — don’t let your unhealthy choices “snowball.” Just because you opted for fries rather than salad, don’t automatically abandon your health … Continue reading

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I am so excited to be part of this! An awesome podcast promoting living a full healthy and happy life! READ MORE

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The September Newsletter is here!!

My September Newsletter is out! It includes my entire Huffington Post Healthy Eating Series as well as a great smoothie recipe for blueberry season, three fantastic tricep workouts and more!  READ NOW!

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