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Incentive for new walkers to step out with the Heart Foundation


The Heart Foundation is recruiting members for its walking program by providing a free Kobo E-book to those who register and complete a minimum of six walks in October. 288 more words


5 fitness trends to expect in 2015

At the recent IDEA World Fitness Conference in California, a number of trends were predicted to dominate the fitness industry in the following year.

With people looking to focus on fitness regimes that provide maximum results from minimum time, the top five fitness trends are listed below. 261 more words

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Yes, it is about 100 calories or so per mile of walking.

While there is really no question that energy intake (what we eat and drink) and energy expenditure (the calories that we burn) are the critical determinants of body weight, there is significant confusion as to the relative effect of intake and expenditure on weight gain. 765 more words

Energy Balance

“Eyes on the Street”: Why Be Active In Your Community?

There are plenty of personal reasons to walk, jog, bike or otherwise actively get around: it increases one’s own ability to get exercise, it’s cheap (or free!), and can have positive mental health outcomes like lowering stress and anxiety.  400 more words

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Do Kids Walk to School in Canada?

Canadian parents, by and large, walked to school when they were kids.  Not so much for their own children. Fewer kids these days walk or bike to school. 203 more words

My interview with Tom Renney

As regular readers of this blog know, I spent four very formative years of my career at Hockey Canada. When I left the organization in 2010, I knew hockey would always be a part of my life. 111 more words


Letting go of the “J” word.

For the past several years I have been on a journey.  A journey to better understand what spirituality means to me; to be more mindful, to have good intentions, and to let go of the idea of “one” and better understand my place in what I often call the “collective” or the Universal Mind.   469 more words