3 Steps to a Balanced Exercise Program

Often when someone is first considering starting an fitness program, the hardest thing is trying to figure out what to do. A well balanced fitness program needs to have 3 major components: strength training, conditioning (aerobic component) and mobility/flexbility. Whether your goal is to play a better game of golf, lose weight, increase your endurance […]

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No Pain – No Gain – No Way

Pain by definition: Pain is the unpleasant feeling common to such experiences as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting iodine on a cut and bumping the “funny bone”. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described […]

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Overtraining – Mood

With the holidays fast approaching people everywhere are either starting a new workout lifestyle or rededicating themselves to an existing one. This is when my caution flag goes up. The exact mindset that leads these folks to train is the mindset that will lead them down the path to overtraining. In my next 4 articles […]

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Snow Shovelling Injuries – Yes they happen!

My blog on December 14 talked about the “dangers” of shovelling snow.  Well, so far this week we have had two injuries occur due to shovelling.  Please remember if you are unaccustomed to exercise, this activity should be done with caution – back and shoulder injuries, as well as cardiac problems all make themselves apparent […]

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