Category Archives: FITNESS

Prevent sports injuries before they start!

May is National Physiotherapy Month, and it’s a great time to increase awareness about what physiotherapy can do for you. Growing up, I was a competitive athlete, and I was drawn to physiotherapy because I saw what physio could do to help reduce pain, improve healing, and get you back to the field quickly without much […]

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How to get motivated to exercise

Are you motivated to exercise? I don’t know about you, but in the summer I am full of energy and always want to go outside to have fun and be active. Then the weather changes, and I start to slow down and lose my momentum. Guilt and disappointment follow when I start to slide off-track. […]

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Making your resolutions stick

Many of us make new year’s resolutions, including promises about improving our health and being more fit. Our intentions are good, but our commitment often fades as the weeks go by, and soon the resolutions are forgotten. Read on for tips to help you stay on track! Identify specific goals “I’m going to get in […]

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What is lactate threshold?

Why do athletes need to know about it? Lactate threshold (LT) loosely describes the point at which exercise begins to hurt more than it should. In short, LT is the point at which your lactate production overcomes your body’s ability to flush it away. LT is a very complex process, so to make a little […]

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Find time to exercise — no more excuses

Everyone is busy. Everyone has to-do lists. It’s no wonder that one of the most common things people say about exercise is: “I don’t have time!” It may seem that way, but squeezing in even 10, 15 or 20 minutes of exercise at a time can be beneficial. Try these strategies to build more fitness […]

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Why work out with a buddy?

Working out with a buddy not only increases your enjoyment and helps to motivate and encourage you, but it can also create stronger bonds with others through human connections. This is something we’re rapidly losing in this day and age, with everyone stuck to their phones and computers instead of communicating face to face. Here […]

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5 keys to healthy weight loss

In my youth, it was not so much weight loss that I wanted — I was more concerned with getting in shape. Once I had children, weight loss came into play. Here are five keys to weight loss with an emphasis on losing weight the healthy way: 1. Exercise I hate to break it to you, […]

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The benefits of a sport performance assessment

If you’re a competitive athlete and you’ve never had a sport-specific performance assessment done, you’re probably underperforming in your sport. This is a method to assess an athlete’s level of fitness in a controlled environment. Tests such as maximal oxygen uptake, pulmonary function and lactate threshold assessments are conducted using various measurement tools and equipment […]

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What is maximal oxygen uptake, or VO2 max?

Maximal oxygen uptake, or VO2 max, is the maximum amount of oxygen an athlete can utilize during exercise. It is measured in milliliters of oxygen used per minute per kilogram of body weight. It is considered the best indicator of your cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. Theoretically, the more oxygen you can utilize during intense […]

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