Category Archives: Health Advisor

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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The Globe and Mail: How to transition from the treadmill to running outside

Do you always run on a treadmill? Are you thinking about running outside and / or training for a fall race? Races don’t typically occur on a treadmill….so make sure to do some running outside in preparation! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Making land-based training a friend to water-based athletes

Mastering a sport – the formation of athletic flow – requires practice. The brain needs to adapt to specific motions, environments and skills inherent to the activity. READ NOW

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The Globe and Mail: This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game

With the warmer weather, we are tempted to jump back into summer ball sports – basketball, soccer, softball etc. It’s great to get back outside, but too often we dive in with inappropriate vigour and intensity. We dangerously base what … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Ditch this outdated upper-body exercise in 2017

Just because an exercise is an “oldie” does not automatically mean it is a “goodie” 🙂 The new year is commonly a time of renewed – if often briefly – dedication to fitness. The gym floor becomes inundated with members … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: A key fitness component often overlooked: balance

A well-rounded fitness routine typically includes three main pillars: cardio (walking, biking, etc.), strength (using machines, dumbbells, bands, etc.) and flexibility (stretching, yoga, etc.) Balance should be considered the fourth pillar – a “non-negotiable” component of every regimen.  READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Four tips for helping a loved one make healthier choices

I am really proud of my recent Health Advisor column. One of my favourite quotes had to be cut for space….originally the column included the following – “As Dr. Fordyce, a seminal thinker in cognitive behavioural theory, pain management and … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Three exercises to strengthen your feet

Don’t forget to strengthen your feet. They need to be strong and adaptive enough to support your entire body READ MORE

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