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Why Cardio Isn’t Great for Fat Loss

Why Cardio Isn’t Great for Fat Loss

Words by Sean Bykerk When setting a weight loss goal, most of us innately think that jogging is one of the best ways to get there. I mean, it leaves…

Gym Etiquette: 10 Things You Should Know

Gym Etiquette: 10 Things You Should Know

Words by Sean Bykerk I know what you’re thinking: Mustering up the courage to join a gym is overwhelming enough. Now you’re saying that there’s also a set of unwritten…

Save Your Sanity With These Stress Solutions Part Two

Save Your Sanity With These Stress Solutions Part Two

Words by Michelle Armstrong Proper stress management is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. Trust me, I have experienced and seen the effects it can have. Symptoms like…

Stretches for Runners, Joggers, and Walkers: The Hip Opening Series

Stretches for Runners, Joggers, and Walkers: The Hip Opening Series

Words by Stephanie Fasulo A young woman asked me right before class, “Do you take requests?” I responded with curiosity, “Like a DJ?” We laughed at my attempted joke but…

March Break Travel Tips

March Break Travel Tips

Words by Dr. Nekessa S. Remy   March break is one of the busiest travel times of the year. It is estimated that more than 120,000 travellers will be moving…

These People Can Make or Break Your Fitness Goals

These People Can Make or Break Your Fitness Goals

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve tried and failed some sort of fitness or nutrition program before. With so many resources out there, shouldn’t it be easy to get…

Save Your Sanity with These Stress Solutions Part One

Save Your Sanity with These Stress Solutions Part One

  Words by Michelle Armstrong “A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. ‘I recon,’ he said with a twinkle in his eye, ‘It’s because…

Beat the Deep Freeze and Get Active This Winter!

Beat the Deep Freeze and Get Active This Winter!

Words by Stephanie Fasulo Lately, I’ve been succumbing to the winter blues. Yes, I know I’m Canadian but I can’t help my secret desire for the beach! Admit it: you…

Fitness Experts: Contribute to Fitness Fridays!

Fitness Experts: Contribute to Fitness Fridays!

Are you a fitness, wellness and/or nutrition expert who wants to share your voice, tips and tricks to a better, healthier lifestyle with the readers of MississaugaLife? Then we want…

Coping with Cellulite: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It

Coping with Cellulite: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It

Words by Michelle Armstrong There are plenty of companies these days that tout the effectiveness of their new cream, supplement or laser that will reduce the unsightly pitting or dimpling…

Add Ease: Yoga Poses for Your Overall Wellness

Add Ease: Yoga Poses for Your Overall Wellness

Words by Stephanie Fasulo Yoga’s popularity continues to increase among our communities because the more people practice the better they become, and of course, that relates directly back to their…

Fitness Fridays: 3 Anti-Aging Secrets You Didn’t Know About

Fitness Fridays: 3 Anti-Aging Secrets You Didn’t Know About

Words by Michelle Armstrong It’s no secret that all the fancy-packaged potions and lotions that claim to have the essence of youth are backed by dollars and stressed out individuals…

Your Body Fat and the After-Burn Effect

Your Body Fat and the After-Burn Effect

Words by Rob Foster Body fat. Let’s be honest, nobody wants it. It’s like an unwanted friend who hangs around well over their stay during the holidays. Body fat looks…

Workplace Yoga: Swap Stress with a “Better than Coffee” Break

Workplace Yoga: Swap Stress with a “Better than Coffee” Break

Words by Stephanie Fasulo Stress. You know the word; better yet, you know the feeling. And we all know stress can cause long-term health issues including headaches, heart disease, depression…

Fitness Fridays: New Year’s Resolutions? No Way!

Fitness Fridays: New Year’s Resolutions? No Way!

Words by Michelle Armstrong “2015 is going to be my year! I’m going to work out every day, stop drinking alcohol and eating junk food, and find a better job!”…

Fitness Fridays: Detox Your Mind and Get Ready for a Healthier Life!

Words by Belinda Barrocks I know you’re thinking, this is another how-to-get-back-on-track-after-pigging-out-during-the-holidays article. Starting up or going back to the gym takes a lot of discipline and commitment. Almost everyone…

Goals versus Dreams: A New You in 2015!

Goals versus Dreams: A New You in 2015!

Words by Robert Foster  They say who you are in five years will be determined by the people you spend the most amount of your time with, and the books…

Fitness Friday: ’Tis the Season to Grow a Belly

Fitness Friday: ’Tis the Season to Grow a Belly

Words by Nelly Youakim So the holidays are upon us and of course workplaces are bombarded with cookies, chocolates, Christmas luncheons, potlucks… food, food and more food! And before we…

Fitness Fridays: Belly Dancing Your Way to a Better Body and Outlook!

Fitness Fridays: Belly Dancing Your Way to a Better Body and Outlook!

Words by Belinda Barrocks a.k.a Kamshuka Did you know that belly dancing was actually a birth dance to stimulate movement of the baby while a woman was still pregnant? Did…

Fitness Friday: How to Train Injury-Free

Fitness Friday: How to Train Injury-Free

Words by Robert Foster Fitness is a lifelong journey. The key to maintaining an exercise regimen is all about staying injury-free. If you’re not careful when exercising, you could hurt…

Back to Basics: Need-to-Knows for Starting a Detox          

Back to Basics: Need-to-Knows for Starting a Detox          

Words by Stephanie Fasulo I bet you know at least one person who’s at least tried a cleanse. I still remember the day one of my friends told me she…

The Quick Fix Quest

The Quick Fix Quest

Words by Nelly Youakim When it comes to weight loss, I get endless requests on how to lose weight fast. “How can I lose weight fast” is probably one of…

6 Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

6 Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

Words by Robert Foster The time has come for the special spooktacular holiday. It has been quite some time since we’ve seen Halloween fall on a Friday. Finally, we can…

Fitness Fridays #48: 5 Ab Workouts We Bet You Didn’t Know About

Fitness Fridays #48: 5 Ab Workouts We Bet You Didn’t Know About

Words and photography by Stephanie Fasulo You might not see them, but trust me—they’re there! And they are as beautiful as anyone else’s. The wildly famous abdominal muscles are a…

Fitness Friday #47: Oh Look! It’s BAR-Bell Time!

Fitness Friday #47: Oh Look! It’s BAR-Bell Time!

Words by Nelly Youakim Whenever I’m teaching a class, many of my female clients come up to me and say, “Oh I love your shape,” “I want to have your…

Fitness Fridays #46: Stretch it Out: Daily Yoga, Daily Happiness!

Fitness Fridays #46: Stretch it Out: Daily Yoga, Daily Happiness!

Words by Stephanie Fasulo If anyone felt the pressure to keep up a personal life and a corporate job, it was me. I had been working 60 hours a week,…

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