Strength Training

Strength training has long been popular across many different areas and cultures. Millions of people flock to gyms each year in the hopes of getting in shape, getting stronger, and getting more muscular. The problem is that a lot of gym goers get overwhelmed by the sheer mass of information available. How many days a Read more about Strength Training[…]

From Meh to Yes!

The start of January brings on a busy gym season. This happens for a couple of reasons: 1) New Year’s resolutions are in full swing and people are still determined and 2) people are realizing that the summer body they are dreaming of needs to be ready in about 5 months. As much as we Read more about From Meh to Yes![…]

It’s Just Food

A New Year is here, and as always, that brings New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common resolutions I hear is one I’m just as guilty of making and then not keeping myself. Something along the lines of: “New year, New me!” or “Start exercising and dieting!” or “By summer, you wont recognize me!” Read more about It’s Just Food[…]

Holiday Survival Tips from a Dietitian

The holidays. One of my favourite times of the year to get together with family and eat all the traditional, wonderful food. It brings back memories of Christmas baking, my grandmother’s raspberry marshmallow salad, tasting my grandpa’s newest batch of local fruit wine, and making food with my mother. It’s safe to say that food Read more about Holiday Survival Tips from a Dietitian[…]

Why Physiotherapy?

What made you decide that was the career path for you?  Now that I have officially begun my career as physiotherapist, I’ve been asked this question a lot by my patients and new friends I’ve met. Not to mention my friends, family, and acquaintances back home who also asked me this when they found out Read more about Why Physiotherapy?[…]

Inner Core

When you hear the words “core training” what do you think? Most would automatically say sit ups, planks, or some other variation of exercise designed to work our rectus abdominus or our “six pack” muscles. We hear it all the time — people want to “strengthen the core” or “flatten that stomach” and they automatically Read more about Inner Core[…]

Refuel, Repair, Rehydrate

Whether you just completed a workout or you are coming off the track at an endurance event, recovery nutrition is an important step in your performance regime. After prolonged exercise, many events start to occur in your body. Your stress hormones are elevated, the muscle and liver glycogen is depleted, fuel and fluid levels are Read more about Refuel, Repair, Rehydrate[…]

Fuelling on the Run

If ya’ll remember back to the very first vlog I did on tips for long distance runners (feels like eons ago!), I had mentioned briefly about the importance of maintaining blood sugars and hydration during your event. The primary concern for marathon runners nutritionally while performing, is the intake of carbohydrates, fluids, and the electrolyte, Read more about Fuelling on the Run[…]

Carb Loading

Beer and Burgers or the Michael Scott Style? Is Michael Scott onto something with his ‘carbo loading’ fettucine? Or are beer and burgers a better choice? Which carb loading style can be beneficial for an endurance athlete and their overall performance? Let me answer all your questions, so that you can have a strategy like Read more about Carb Loading[…]

The Ketogenic Diet

Now, I don’t know about you, but only eating one large apple or one cup of rice as my daily carbohydrate intake would give me enough energy to last for two hours, so going ‘keto’ has never been a big draw for me. But setting my personal love for carbohydrates aside, the ketogenic diet has Read more about The Ketogenic Diet[…]