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January 12, 2014

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What to do about the Flu- Guest Post from Dr. Aller

Flu Season!!! Guest Post from Whistler's Dr. Aller

 


It’s that time again- influenza season- and many of us are wondering how to prevent catching
‘the flu’ and if you do find yourself with a fever, sore throat cough sniffles etc— what to do.!

First- influenza is much nastier than a common cold: usually means a fever of 38.5 degrees Celcius or higher, runny nose, watery eyes sore throat and aching...

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December 19, 2013

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How to actually keep your New Years Resolutions

It is that time of year again.. time to go back to the drawing board, time to mix things up, shake them out, and create some positive change.

For the most part, people have great intentions when it comes to New Years resolutions. Why then have we all seen people (including ourselves) fall short on our goals and dreams for the New Year? More importantly, what do we need to do to actually stick...

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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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