1. Sports Nutrition for the Whole Family

    Sports Nutrition for the Whole Family

    An active lifestyle is a great way to maintain good health but it needs to be accompanied by appropriate nutrition. Proper nutrition not only improves your performance and fitness goals, it also helps reduce the risk of chronic disease and cancer. There is no “one size fits all” diet however, and even popular dietary trends have a large degree of variety. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are fueling for your favourite activity.

    Food Quality
    The quality of your food is of utmost importance. Choosing foods from different food groups and in a variety of colours will ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals that help convert foo

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  2. Let Thy Movement Be Thy Medicine

    Consider Using Movement over Medicine As a Primary Treatment for Many Health Conditions.
    Coach Gaétan Boutin, B.Sc Kinesiology, CSCS, CCP

    So many people suffer daily with chronic pain, immobility and countless different health conditions. They desperately seek out doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist, in hopes of finding the “magic” treatment. Unfortunately, they continue to suffer, or even worse, develop more conditions as a result of the so called “treatments” that they have been prescribed.

    Well the good news is there’s still hope and it’s going to require some action and maybe even some fun. In my opinion, movement is arguably the most overlooked, undervalued “treatment” for chronic health conditions. A healthy movement practice can be the difference maker that restarts and reinvigorates

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  3. Which Protein Powder is Right?

    W hich Protein Powder is Right? Things to watch out for.
    Read the product labels carefully!

    1. Casein + WPC
    Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) and caseinate are high in lactose, which can often cause bloating, flatulence, and gastrointestinal distress in some people.

    2. Gluten
    Food sensitivities to gluten

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  4. Setting Healthy Goals This Year: It’s Time to Get S.M.A.R.T.

    Setting Healthy Goals This Year: It’s Time to Get S.M.A.R.T.

    S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym to remind you how to set a goal that maps out exactly what you need to do. These goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.


    Specific. Rather than simply saying, “I’m going to exercise more,” you’ve specified how many calories you’ll burn.


    To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:

    Who: Who is involved?

    What: What do I want to accomplish?

    Where: Identify a lo

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  5. Mindful Gym Tips to Get Past the Ditch of Mediocrity

    Mindful Gym Tips to Get Past the Ditch of Mediocrity

    The expression, “I don’t have time to train”, has an unfavourable effect on prospective gym clientele. Life tends to get in the way of whatever you want to do. To believe that a lack of ‘time’ is responsible for why you cannot train sufficiently misses the point. The issue is firstly a failure to set and act upon a clear set practical goals. This is coupled with secondly, the need to develop a discipline of mental toughness and steadfast persistence to complete your personal fitness journey.
    When your mind is clear and focused, a strong body will follow.  I can assure you that a strong mind is rewarding. You will be eager to perform your workout and importantly, this discipline will serve you outside of the gym.
    Below, are practical tips on ho

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  6. The Role of Electrolytes in Athletic Performance

    The Role of Electrolytes in Athletic Performance

    In athletic performance Electrolytes play a crucial role in the function of muscles and inadequate hydration. They are especially important during intense physical activity and in extreme temperatures, notably in the hot weather of the summer months. Endurance athletes have long known the crucial importance of potassium, sodium and magnesium in preventing heat stroke and severe dehydration, as well as in avoiding the muscle cramping and injury that can be caused by a lack of electrolytes. These aforementioned trace minerals allow for the proper functioning of muscles an

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  7. Pre-Workout Powders

    Pre-Workout Powders

    The greatest feeling you can get in a gym, or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is, “the Pump.” Let’s say you train your biceps. Blood is rushing into your muscles and that’s what we call The Pump. Your muscles get a really tight feeling, like your skin is going to explode any minute, and it’s really tight – it’s like somebody blowing air into it, into your muscle. It just blows up, and it feels really different. It feels fantastic.”  — Arnold Schwarzenegger in the documentary film “Pump Iron”.

    So What does a Cult Classic documentary film have to do with a natural dispensary store? The pump feeling that Arnold is describing is created using a combination of a healthy nutritional diet with supplement assistance from pre-workout powders. So what are pre-workout powders? They are made to improve concentration while working out, heighten

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