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December 17, 2013

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Is Peanut Butter Bad for You?

Did you know that 80% of North American households have peanut butter in them? That's a lot of people who love (or at least like) peanut butter. The hot topic at hand is whether or not peanut butter good or bad for you.

The Good

Like most nutrition and fitness questions, the answer is "well it depends." The good things about peanut butter: 1) Peanut butter is a decent source of thiamin, niacin,...

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November 21, 2013

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What is the correct amount of rest, recovery and regeneration?

Living With Vitality: Rest, Recovery and Regeneration

What are the most important days in your workout schedule? Is it Heavy lifting days? Long run days? High intensity interval days? No; most important are your rest and recover days.

We sometimes forget that exercise stresses and fatigues our system, and it is during the recovery period where the real training effect occurs. This is where our body...

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September 27, 2013

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Combating SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder or seasonal depression is real. About 4% of the Canadian population experiences a drop in mood, concentration, desire to socialize and energy.

What causes this may you ask?
A decrease in ambient temperature (colder weather), a decrease in exposure to light (darker, shorter days) and a decrease in physical activity (lack of activity due to the former).

What can you do...

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August 21, 2013

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