Between going to parties, shopping for last-minute gifts and tying up loose ends at the office, the holidays can quickly become stressful. Although it can be challenging to squeeze in a workout during the “most wonderful time of the year,” it turns out exercise is one of the best ways to beat holiday stress. Here are five great stress-busting activities to engage in this season.
Traditional wisdom suggests that when your body hurts, you should rest. But when it comes to arthritis, research shows that physical activity can actually help ease pain, as well as stiffness and swelling in the joints. Choosing the right kinds of activities, however, is important. Here are five of the best exercises to reduce arthritis pain.
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Yes, there’s finally a science-backed way to get the six-pack you’ve always dreamed of.
According to Statistics Canada, just 1 in 5 Canadians get enough physical activity each day. Trouble is, it’s hard to tell whether you’re in the active 20% or not—unless you know what to look for. Here are some telltale signs that you need to move more.
Not having enough time to exercise is a common complaint these days. Yet, finding the time to get active is essential to your health, happiness, and quality of life. With that in mind, here’s a list of ways you can sneak physical activity into your day without spending hours at the gym.
Let’s be honest: between the clothes, gadgets and gym membership, working out can get seriously expensive. Luckily, you don’t really need any of those things to start leading a more active life. In fact, your home is filled with free fitness equipment—if you know where to look and how to use them.
Science has tested exactly what it takes to tone up, so you don’t have to.
Ever notice how new technology seems specifically designed to turn us into couch potatoes? These days, with the click of a button or the touch of a screen, we can buy our groceries, pay our bills and talk to our friends without moving a muscle. In fact, Canadian adults now spend an average of 69 per cent of their days sitting, and only 20 per cent are active enough each week to meet national physical activity guidelines. Here are five gadgets that buck the trend by encouraging us to move more and sit less!
According to a recent study, kids who are active 20 minutes before a test tend to score better. In fact, over time, regular physical activity leads to all kinds of brain-boosting benefits. Here are seven ways scientific research has shown that exercise can improve students’ grades.
Crunches were once the answer to sit-ups, the gym warm-up of our elementary school days. Now both abdominal exercises have a bad rap in the fitness community. The repetitive flexing of the lumbar spine, or lower back, has been implicated in back injuries as serious as disc hernias. The following exercises can help flatten your belly while minimizing pain.
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Got cabin fever? Why not burn off some of that excess energy—and calories—by taking a brisk winter run? We asked Bruce Bowen, manager of the Halifax Running Room, to share his best winter running safety tips.
Establishing an exercise routine only takes you so far. Here are the top four advantages of taking group fitness classes with friends and family.
Exercise gets more difficult the older you get. Here are eight ways to integrate exercise back into your daily habits and keep your aging body in top form.
Suffering from chronic back pain? These six easy exercises stretch and strengthen your back, and can help relieve soreness and pain.
Do you find yourself winded mere moments into your fitness routine? Boost your endurance naturally with the three best supplements to improve stamina.
It’s not uncommon to feel aches and pains after a heavy workout or strenuous physical activity-but it’s not inevitable, either! Here are our best tips on how to avoid sore muscles.
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CrossFit, the latest trend in extreme exercise, is as physically gruelling as it is cult-like. But is it fitness if you shatter your leg doing it?