Posts Tagged "health"

You + the Sun: Vitamin D and Protection

You + the Sun: Vitamin D and Protection

Well, I’m sitting here in Costa Rica with some pretty red shoulders (and, a pretty patterned body overall). Conveniently, I saw a post on Instagram by the knowledgeable, practical and widely respected Megan Telpner on sun protection and vitamin D. It was info she was sharing from Living Libations. (I highly recommend following Megan on instagram for tons of tips: @MeganTelpner). My father and I have often argued about sunscreen. Yes, I believe that baking for hours and hours is a terrible idea. But, I also don’t love slathering myself in toxic sunscreen. What’s a girl to do? When you know your body, you can sort of tell how much time you’ll be...

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Men and Circuit Training

Men and Circuit Training

I’ve found myself in a few conversations lately with some big, strong guys who are sort of feeling stumped when they’re at the gym. They’ve been doing the same exercises for years and years, and don’t really know how they should be switching it up (many just hate to admit it and ask for help – which is of course why I start digging). So, they hobble around from the lat pulldown machine to the leg press, from the bench to the roman chair, and finally when they run out of ideas they leave the gym feeling certainly more depleted than pumped up. What’s missing? A solid circuit structure. Circuit style training is amazing for you men...

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The Burnout and Your Health

The Burnout and Your Health

Of course I’ve touched on this before. It’s a frequent and relevant circumstance for city dwellers, entrepreneurs, and hard workers in general. I may not seem like a very go-with-the-flow kind of girl, but the truth is I very much can be. The trouble comes when the flow features that which is too much, too fast and all at once. All of a sudden, you’re riding a wave that’s surpassing important details, and certainly riding right over restoration (let’s use sleep, for an example). The result can be chronic guilt, exhaustion and malaise. I can’t stress the importance of taking some time to put your wellness on the front burner, to...

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Confidence and The Core

Confidence and The Core

People might think it sounds kooky, but having a strong core relates directly to one’s confidence level. The core is the power centre – responsible for all of our limb movement. It is the source of our movement, just as confidence is the source of our progressive capabilities in life. So, by strengthening our cores, we strengthen our confidence, and confidence takes care of attaining what we deserve and what we need to be most successful and happy in life. So, is your trunk feeling balanced and strong right now? And are you, then, feeling strong and confident? I like for clients to check in on this. When you properly engage your core, it changes the...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 4: Nutrition Resource Meghan Telpner

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 4: Nutrition Resource Meghan Telpner

Meghan Telpner is a no-fuss holistic nutritionist based in Toronto. She is the author of Undiet, a nutritional concept of eating clean and whole foods with no artificial de-fooding, basically. And as this is a Christmas countdown of sorts, yeah, it makes a great gift for anyone interested in feeling great (which is – duh – everyone)! Meghan just speaks and teaches sensibly, explaining the science and telling it like it is. You all know how much I love to keep things simple, and this gal really does this. Her website is an endless resource for all things wellness – including to-die-for recipes and even tips on swapping to natural beauty products. It is...

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