Category Archives: Huffington Post Blog

Your missing health link is recovery

Hot off of the press..my most recent Huffington Post blog! Sorry, “recovery” does not mean sit on the sofa and eat chips! :-p Curious what it does mean? READ MORE

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A few of my favourite things: The March edition

In February I wrote my first “favourite things” blog; I had such fun compiling the list that I decided I should write a “favourite things” themed blog every four to six weeks. Really, what is the point of being a trainer … Continue reading

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The right mindset is the key to a healthy lifestyle

Virtually everyone knows that adopting a healthier lifestyle is important, and most of us even really want (in theory) to be active and make more ideal nutrition choices. The problem is, wanting and doing are two very different things — … Continue reading

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A few of my favourite things this month

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks. READ MORE

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AMRAP Training: A Workout That’s Anything But Boring

Too often people tell me they stopped training out of boredom — they got so sick of three sets of 15 repetitions or the same old cardio workout that they could no longer force themselves to get to the gym. … Continue reading

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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick By Breaking Bad Habits

When it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, too many of us get in our own way. we sabotage our own success by being married to unhelpful habits and beliefs. When I suggest to someone that they modify a behaviour, … Continue reading

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6 Ways to stay happy and healthy this holiday season

The holidays have arrived — again! I feel like I just wrote holiday-centred columns. Time flies when you are having fun. Making healthy choices is hard enough January through November — it can be almost impossible in December. Temptation is … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall Into The Trap of Eating “Unhealthy Healthy”

Trying to lose weight or adopt a healthier lifestyle? Do you feel you are working really hard, but that you just can’t reach your goals? You may be inadvertently sabotaging your efforts by making what I call “unhealthy, health choices.” … Continue reading

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Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

The first day back on the slopes is often brutal. I know my muscles like to yell “What have you done to me Kathleen?!” The good news is, you still have time to prep your body–you don’t have to be … Continue reading

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Save Time With the ‘Minute Workout’

My current favourite workout is the “Minute Workout.” It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to … Continue reading

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How Exercise Can Help Your Posture

In my most recent blog, “4 Strategies to Improve Posture,” I outline ways you can become mindful of your posture during your daily life. Read the full blog here. For best results, combine those strategies with this “posture perfect” workout! … Continue reading

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4 Strategies to Improve Your Posture

September means back to work and school which means too much sitting and sitting usually means bad posture. Almost everyone I meet with expresses concerns about their posture. It makes total sense: we all sit way too much, and it … Continue reading

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Put Your Best Foot Forward With These Exercises

It is time to make your feet a priority, and I am not talking about simply getting regular pedicures! Your feet require more than regular polish application and cuticle care. The foot is complex; it has 33 joints and huge … Continue reading

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How to Motivate Yourself When You Don’t Feel Like Moving

We all want to skip our workouts sometimes! I love exercise and I still occasionally try to find a reason to skip training, but over the years I have found ways to combat my inner voice that says “don’t worry … Continue reading

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5 Fitness Myths I’ve Overheard During Brunch

Okay, I know, eavesdropping is wrong, but sometimes I just can’t help it; so many restaurants place their tables basically on top of one another. I wouldn’t mind so much — let’s face it people watching can be fun — … Continue reading

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I’m Changing My Eating Habits One Moment at a Time

I had a revelation while preparing dinner a few nights ago. I was grilling meat and vegetables (mmm yummy), and I found myself nibbling while I cooked. Sure, it was all relatively healthy stuff — vegetables, a few nuts, bites … Continue reading

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Want to Be Healthy? Take the “Captain Obvious” Approach

You don’t have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don’t eat goji berries (or this month’s equivalent miracle food). I … Continue reading

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Taking a Break Will Help Your Running Life

For the last three February’s I have taken a break from running. Not running is brutally hard for me, but I figure if I have to give up my passion, I should do it in Winter. I hate being cold!! … Continue reading

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How to Make Healthy Eating Simple — and Fast

Most of us have enough stressors in our lives. Healthy eating shouldn’t be yet another one, but unfortunately, for most of us it is. Eating should make us feel energized, not overwhelmed and defeated. It has taken me years, but I have … Continue reading

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7 Tips To Keep You On Track in 2015

Happy 2015 everyone! It has been over a week since the ball dropped. If you are starting to feel less committed towards your health resolutions, I am here to say “don’t give up”! 2015 can be your healthiest year yet, … Continue reading

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