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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 movement as well. READ MORE
Great ways to FIND YOUR FIT at work!
Can't get to the gym? That is NOT an excuse to be a sloth - you can FIND YOUR FIT at your DESK! :-) Learn how in my CTV Morning Live interview!! Thanks Courtney for being such a welcoming host! WATCH NOW!!
This is how long you’ll need to work out to burn off your sweet summer treats
Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview :-)
“We often think of calories in and calories out for weight management, but that’s dangerous,” says Kathleen Trotter, Toronto-based fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit. “The action that food plays on the body is more complex than that. Preservatives and sugar are harder for the liver to process, and that affects your insulin levels and cortisol.”
But the last thing Trotter wants to do is discourage people from working out. READ NOW
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
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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Effective stretching is key to your workout success
Too often, individuals are given the advice, “Don’t forget to stretch” – as if stretching is both a monolithic category of movement and uniformly positive. Both assumptions are overly simplistic and potentially dangerous.
GLOBE AND MAIL SWEAT TEST
Aerial yoga is a fun and novel workout, but it has the potential for injury
These Toronto aerial-yoga joints mix things up with body-suspending ‘silks,’ but it will only be fun if you survive injury-free. READ MORE
GLOBE AND MAIL FITNESS VIDEO
The Globe and Mail: Five reasons to never do crunches again
Ditch crunches.. try some planks instead!! Loved filming this recent series of videos in my studio!!
Crunches are a staple of abdominal workouts, but do the results match the reputation? Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter is here to dispel the crunches myth and steer you in a better direction WATCH NOW
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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
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG
PART THREE: What to know before you go vegetarian or vegan
I have a bugaboo about the concept of the "perfect diet." There is no one "perfect" diet; everyone's ideal eating "mix" will be unique to their needs, goals, and genetics.
PART FOUR: Most People Shouldn't Attempt Low-Carb Diets Like Keto Or Paleo
Sustainable health change occurs not by finding a "perfect" diet — finding is fairly passive — but rather through creating an individualized health "mix." Creating is active, and health is an active process. To create an individualized health mix, you have to learn about the various nutrition options available and parse out the nutritional guidelines that will work for YOU. READ MORE
HUFFINGTON POST BLOG ‘FAVOURITE THINGS’ SPRING EDITION
It is that time again ... "favourite things" time! In February 2016 I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. I am now obsessed with these lists; stockpiling beloved mantras and exercises to share is such a pocket of joy. This edition includes two of my favourite fascial stretches, my mantras of the month, and tips on how to use exercise to boost your immune health. READ MORE
Stop trying to find the "perfect" health plan. Develop a realistic roadmap tailored to fit your lifestyle realities.
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 would be the worst at meditation” ...
If you can hear yourself uttering such words, run — don’t walk — towards a meditation practice. Typically, the more impossible meditation feels, the greater the body’s need. READ MORE
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Movement is a non-negotiable
I always enjoy talking about my book Finding Your Fit....but I particularly enjoyed this interview. Kelly was such a joy to chat with! Being interviewed was an honour and a pleasure! :-) LISTEN NOW
Weekend with Jim Brickman: Finding Your Fitness Personality
Why do you go to the gym? Is it a place where you can be social, or an escape from the busy world outside? Whatever the reason, the easiest way to fit fitness into your day is to piggyback it into your daily routine. Listen now and get some tips on how YOU can find your fitness personality!
The Art of Wellness
Tony Mark is such a pleasure to spend an hour with!! We get along like a house on fire!! Photo on left is from our recent interview. Photo on bottom right from a few years ago. Tony looks the same.....I used to look like such a baby!!! LOL LISTEN NOW!
- This is a must watch segment for anyone who wants to hit the slopes this winter! I am one lucky trainer. Everyone... https://t.co/JDbKRdJ0nv
- I always love visiting my Breakfast Television Montreal family :-) #findingyourfit Dundurn Press Dalyn Miller... https://t.co/ZgsKdJPLiZ
- You are not your cravings.......you are not your unhealthy thought!! This holiday season YOU are in control!! Use... https://t.co/MWdtrpmjKI
- The Globe and Mail: What meditation can and can’t do
- The Globe and Mail: Why it pays to stretch before you get out of bed
- The Globe and Mail: How to walk, squat or simply move your way to a better state of mind
- Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Need to mix up your workout? Try the organized – yet fun – chaos of aerobics
- The Globe and Mail: How to transition from the treadmill to running outside
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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
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
Looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start? Looking to add some excitement to your regular fitness regime? Want to win some prizes at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions READ … Continue reading
Sustainable health change occurs not by finding a “perfect” diet — finding is fairly passive — but rather through creating an individualized health “mix.” Creating is active, and health is an active process. To create an individualized health mix, you have to learn about the various nutrition options … Continue reading
My current pet peeve is the restaurant salad. Too many of us are fooled into believing that just because something is called a salad it is the healthy choice. Do NOT be fooled—the salad is too often a perfect example … Continue reading
I have a bugaboo about the concept of the “perfect diet.” There is no one “perfect” diet; everyone’s ideal eating “mix” will be unique to their needs, goals, and genetics. Hence this blog series. My goal is to present pros … Continue reading
Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview 🙂 “We often think of calories in and calories out for weight management, but that’s dangerous,” says Kathleen Trotter, Toronto-based fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit. “The action that food plays … Continue reading
PART ONE: what is your ideal diet The unfortunate truth is that there is no one “perfect” diet. There is no single diet that works for every person; rather elements of different protocols might resonate with different people. I am not … Continue reading
Last year I wrote a blog post on what I call “unhealthy healthy foods”. The main take-away was that we need to become aware of sneaky foods that seem healthy but that end up stealthily sabotaging progress. Actually cutting out … Continue reading
Hitting the road this summer? Don’t forget to manage your health! Watch as Kathleen gives tips on how you can make this summer’s trips healthier and tastier! WATCH NOW!
Kathleen sheds some light on what foods that are disguised as being healthy but are completely unhealthy. WATCH NOW!
We all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” internal health debate. You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make — … Continue reading
How many calories in a bowl of granola? Just over 2000 believe it or not! Watch and learn how to make the right choices and change your bad habits to good with WWWH. WATCH NOW
Falling is not only normal – we are all human – but when managed it can actually be a positive! I fall – and I am proud of it! In fact, I usually tell my clients all about my falls … Continue reading
Find your nutrition triggers and how to conquer them with “WWWH” (Interview starts at 6:10) WATCH NOW
The Raptors are on their way to a fourth straight playoff appearance and the Maple Leafs are fun to watch, and may be on the way to the playoffs as well. Combine that with the tons of concerts and events, … Continue reading
My BT Montreal interview is UP 🙂 I really do love my job!!! Thanks Derick Fage for being so welcoming! Find out how ‘WWWH’ can help you live a healthier life. WATCH NOW
Honoured to be working with this awesome #Toronto publication!! Always nice to connect with neighbours…..”it takes a village”? READ NOW!
Kathleen Trotter loves Fudgesicles, but unfortunately, they aren’t the healthiest snack out there. She decided to create something similar in taste, but a lot healthier! These protein pops are low in calories, free of artificial additives, and are great for … Continue reading
Being away from home and not having equipment is not a reason – at least not a good one – to skip your workout. An effective training session is always possible. You just need motivation and a strategically packed suitcase. … Continue reading