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Weight, weight, weight! So many people get so obsessed with weight, but the problem is that a scale doesn’t give you the entire picture. You can have quite a bit of fat on your body and weigh less than an athlete who has more muscle – the reason – because fat weighs less than muscle. With that said it’s good to have some form of measurement to help you stay focused with your weight loss efforts. Let’s take a closer look at safe weight loss tips...

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Although good posture certainly contributes to a look of confidence and strength, did you know it also contributes to our health and well-being?

Posture & Health: To help you better understand the importance of good posture, let’s start by discussing the spine—which consists of the bones (vertebrae) and discs that support the body and protect the spinal cord. There are three curves in the spine: the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (low back). If one of these curves moves out

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Do you consider yourself to be physically active? Do you regularly spend 45-60 minutes a day for at least 3 days a week exercising? If you answered no to these questions, don’t feel bad you are part of the 48% of Canadians age 12 and over who are insufficiently physically active to benefit their health. As part of this group you could be another figure in the total annual economic burden of physical inactivity, which is estimated at $5.3 billion for direct and indirect costs of lost productivity

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Summer is a great time to be outdoors and get some exercise... but what about those extreme heat and smog alerts? If you are planning to take advantage of good weather to stay in shape, here's what you should watch out for:

Heat and humidity

Even when you're resting, your system has to work harder to stay cool when it is very hot outside. To stay cool, your body usually produces more perspiration, which cools the body as it evaporates. However, when the humidity is high, sweat doesn't

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Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood.

How does exercise help?

Physically it may:

  • Release feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression (neurotransmitters and endorphins)

  • Reduce immune system chemicals that can worsen depression

  • Increase body temperature, which may have calming effects

Emotionally and psychologically it can help you to

  • Gain confidence. Meeting exercise

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Here are five factors that might cause an increase in body fat even if you are eating an appropriate amount of food and are physically active.

1. You Might Be Gaining Weight Because of Lack of Sleep
When you don't get enough sleep, your body experiences physiological stress and, biochemically, you store fat more efficiently. Symptoms of insufficient rest include fatigue, low energy levels, nodding off easily, and feeling irritable.

Strive to get eight hours of sleep each night. If you are not

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Weight, weight, weight! So many people get so obsessed with weight, but the problem is that a scale doesn’t give you the entire picture. You can have quite a bit of fat on your body and weigh less than an athlete who has more muscle – the reason – because fat weighs less than muscle. With that said it’s good to have some form of measurement to help you stay focused with your weight loss efforts. Let’s take a closer look at safe weight loss tips...

Keep Track of Your Weight Loss Efforts

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