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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
“Piggyback” fitness on to your daily routine
Life is hectic. It can be hard to fit in time for fitness, especially in the fall. Kathleen Trotter is back with some tips and tricks to help you “piggyback” your workouts. WATCH NOW
The “Piggyback Method” of Fitness
Whether you tag on some lunges while playing with your pup in the park or calf raises while doing the dishes — Kathleen provides examples of easy ways to fit in your workouts. WATCH NOW
FEATURED GLOBE AND MAIL
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
GLOBE AND MAIL HEALTH ADVISOR
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.
8 steps to stay healthy on your next flight
Flying is hard on the body; the food is usually fairly nutritionally vapid, the air quality leaves much to be desired, and sitting in the downright uncomfortable chairs is almost unbearable. I am almost six feet tall -- when I fly I feel like I am squished in a suitcase the entire time.
Plus, traveling disrupts healthy habits -- which, for most of us, are hard to form and oh so easy to break. READ MORE
FEATURED RADIO SPOTS
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!
- Love this! Main take-away - respect yourself and stay in your own lane! Don't compare your "insides" to someone... https://t.co/lOLnqqUvE1
- My Rogers Daytime segment has been posted! Thanks @barbarabalfour for the fun!! Main take-away - exercise not... https://t.co/JbMLz06WBh
- Want to get smarter.....EXERCISE!! Learn how on Breakfast Television Montreal Elias Makos do you feel more... https://t.co/0qwsCMmGuc
- Just tauggt @eliasmakos how exercise will make him smarter 😀 Love my job!! Thanks @btmontreal - such fun as... https://t.co/pj4Wek4UKv
- My flavour? I let myself get too hungry post workout.....then I want to eat the ENTIRE fridge!! I have learned to... https://t.co/YmdMbm2VBV
- 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
- The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aerial yoga is a fun and novel workout, but it has the potential for injury
- The Globe and Mail: Making land-based training a friend to water-based athletes
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Category Archives: Newsletter
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!
My August Newsletter is out! Try my “Cottage Fun” workout, listen to the podcast of the month and try an awesome low carb – high protein zucchini loaf recipe from Penny KR of PKR Health. READ NOW!
My July Newsletter is out! Check out some great summer training tips, news on my Toronto library talks, exercise of the month and an awesome low carb – high protein muffin recipe from Penny KR of PKR Health. READ NOW!
My May Newsletter is out! Check out some great spring training trends, a guest contribution from “The Fitness Crab”, exercise of the month and an amazing recipe from Tara at Heal Nutrition. READ NOW!
My April Newsletter is out! Check out some great spring training trends, discussions on WWWH we eat, exercise of the month and an amazing recipe from Tara at Heal Nutrition. READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the March newsletter for a tons of tips on finding your personal recipe for fitness success. Get ready for spring enjoying one of the new fitness trends and enjoy this month’s recipe READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the February newsletter for a tons of tips on finding your personal recipe for fitness success,a yummy smoothie recipe and fun monster walks READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the January newsletter for a great partner exercise and steps to make healthy eating simple and fast! READ NOW!
It’s newsletter time!! Check out the December newsletter for some awesome recipes and some fabulous tips on getting through the holidays while keeping on the “health horse”. Enjoy!!! READ IT HERE
My November Newsletter is out! I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome an fall recipe for Chocolate Banana Granola READ MORE
My October Newsletter is out! I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome an fall recipe. And, I even included a link to Chapter 2 of my new book Finding Your Fit! READ MORE
My September Newsletter is out! Just in time to read over your morning coffee or smoothie. I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome fall recipe. And, if you haven’t read my August Favourite Things, now’s your chance! Enjoy your … Continue reading →
The August newsletter is here! Read it for news about my upcoming book and awesome exercise and fitness tips! READ THE NEWSLETTER.
The July newsletter is here! Read it for news about my upcoming book, great summer treats and awesome exercise and fitness tips! READ THE NEWSLETTER.
The June Newsletter is available! Check out my newest Globe and Mail exercise video. Try the exercise of the month: Lying thoracic rotation. Read about the power of cinnamon. And, try the protein rich spin on an old oatmeal classic from … Continue reading →
The April Newsletter is available! Try the exercise of the month: Towel hamstring curls. Read a meta analysis on how eating your vegetables can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. And, check out some of my favourite things. READ THE NEWSLETTER.
The March Newsletter is available! Try the exercise of the month:Bridge with toe taps. Enjoy an amazing article by Dr. Kendel-Reed on ‘Stress and Weight’. in the Article of the Month. And, discover my mantra for dealing with life’s problems … Continue reading →
The February Newsletter is available! I share news from my jam packed month discussing the importance of protein. Try the Cardio of the Month: progressive build. Try the exercise of the month: 1 and 1/4 squats. Enjoy an amazing article … Continue reading →
The January Newsletter is available! Check out my favourite “12 days” tip about gratitude. Read some of my favourite articles including how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Try the Exercise of the Month: Standing Calf Series. Enjoy a … Continue reading →
The December Newsletter is available! Check out pics of my amazing Christmas socks. Read some of my favourite articles including tips and tricks on surviving the holidays without falling off your health horse. Try the Exercise of the Month: Seated … Continue reading →