50 Ways to Stay Well #14- Strength Training


Strength training is a key component of overall health and fitness for everyone. Did you know that lean muscle mass naturally diminishes as you age? Strength training is an important part of preserving your muscle mass. Strength training may also help you: Develop strong bones. By stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.…

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SLC Day 2- Utah State Capitol & Ensign Peak


For our second day of the long weekend, we decided to have a chill day and stick around Salt Lake City. After Liam’s nap we headed downtown to Bruce’s favourite Thai restaurant Sawadee. It’s become a family tradition to get Thai food here when we visit. I LOVE Thai and can’t get any decent stuff here in Lethbridge so I always…

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SLC Day 1- Homestead Crater & Midway Memorial Hill


I fall more in love with the Salt Lake City area with every visit. What other city is 20 minutes away from the mountains but has all the amenities of a city? It’s amazing! My little brother Ben and I headed down to SLC for a long Easter weekend. I was relaxing after a busy semester and Ben needed a…

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Ladies- Be Confident!


Confidence is a key component of my teaching philosophy. Don’t ask me why, but I have always been a very confident person. People could say mean things to me and I didn’t care; I rarely feel self conscious. I am very comfortable with who I am and people can take it or leave it. But I am a rarity among…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #13 – Dancing


When is the last time you busted a move? Most of us loved dancing as children, but as we got older (and more self-conscious) many of us lost the joy of dancing. But dancing has so much to offer to your personal wellness! Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It…

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Canadian Fitness Bloggers to Keep an Eye Out For


I was so excited when I got an email saying my blog was being included on Culture Trip’s list of Canadian Fitness Bloggers to Keep an Eye Out For. I was even happier when I recognized more than half of the bloggers and follow them myself! Shout out to Carmy @ Carmy, Christina @ The Athletarian, Angela @ Eat Spin…

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Train


Finding motivation to work out shouldn’t be so difficult, seeing that it is our wellbeing that’s at stake. However, humans are predominantly prone to laziness and excuses, which is why doing what’s good for them comes as a duty they don’t rush to attend to. The truth is that exercising regularly is extremely beneficial for us, but isn’t easy to…

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Aerial Yoga is Nauseatingly Fun


I meant to post about my first experience trying aerial yoga last week but that one blissful hour of fun and laughter was the only one I had that wasn’t spent hunched over a computer lesson planning. Cat and I went in to Core Elements nervous and not knowing what to expect. Would everyone else be old pros and showing us…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #12 – Massage


Massage isn’t just for a day at the spa, it offers many physical and mental benefits. Physically, massage has been shown to help with; anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain. Research has shown that massage can provide mental health benefits such as alleviating depression…

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Filter your water & give clean water with Brita


Lately, I’ve been really concerned with my plastic consumption. After a conversation with my grandma, reducing my plastic consumption is best for our planet. Naturally, I make sure that I bring a water bottle with me wherever I go so I never need to buy a disposable one. This spring, Brita released the hard sided water ‘Me to We’ water…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #11 – Reading


Reading is more than something we do for work, or a hobby for pleasure. Reading offers a multitude of health benefits including (but not limited to): Gives muscle to your memory. Keeps your brain young. Reduces stress Boosts your vocabulary. improves empathy And don’t think you have to go out and buy Shakespeare’s volumes to get these benefits. “It really…

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PowerBar ProteinPlus Giveaway!


When I first began weight lifting and running in 1999, the old school PowerBar’s were my go to protein bar. I used to pack them with me to track meets to snack on before a race. But since then, so many different protein bars have flooded the market, but the quality among them really varies don’t you think? This past…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #10 – Swimming


Swimming is a great workout that’s easy on the joints. Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. Other health benefits of swimming include: keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness helps maintain a…

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Life Update- Student Teaching High School


Week 2 of student teaching high school physical education is complete. Everything in life has fallen to the wayside as I am laser focused on this experience and improving my teaching. I’m taking a break from choreographing a dance, learning the rules of broom ball, and writing lessons on substance abuse to give an update of how it’s going; the…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #9 – Office Ergonomics


Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of lost time from work​? Whether you’re sitting at a desk, operating machinery, or lifting objects all day, keeping a healthy back is important. Preventing back injuries is a matter of staying fit and practicing good posture. I know that at only 32, I deal with chronic neck and back…

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Friday Fitness- Winter’s Not Over Yet


I always know not to get too excited in March. On Wednesday we woke up to shin deep snow and last night it started snowing and I don’t think it’s stopped! THIS is why I need to go on a spring vacation in February, just to help get through this final month or so of winter weather. This has not been…

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