New research from Western shows exercise may help pregnant women quit smoking

New research from Western University shows that pregnant women wishing to quit smoking should exercise and just 15 to 20 minutes of walking is enough to stave off most tobacco cravings. According to recent statistics, 19 per cent of Canadian women between 20 to 24 years reported smoking during their most recent pregnancy. Pregnancy / […]

Control Cellulite with Exercise

Stand naked in front of a full-length mirror and take a good look at your body. Do you see the tell-tell signs of cellulite? This unsightly, dimpled, fat that looks like cottage cheese and appears on the legs and buttocks is caused by several factors and is common in many women, especially as they age. […]

Pump Up Your Jam for Workouts

Everyone knows that music motivates people to exercise.  When a fast, upbeat song comes over your earbuds, you find yourself instantly running a little faster and with a little extra pep in your step.  However, it is easy to get into a rut of listening to the same workout music over and over.  This will […]

Save Money: Workout at Home

Fitness doesn’t always come cheap.  High membership costs for specialized gyms and fancy health clubs makes maintaining a fit figure tough on the wallet. This article could help save both your time and money while trying some inexpensive workouts from home. Body weight workout – One of the great things about exercise is the versatility.  There are a […]

Exercise With Your Kids

Do you ever watch your kids run all over the place, just in awe of their never-ending energy? They can run and jump, bike and skip all day and they never seem to tire. One thing that you can see on their faces is joy, happiness and fun! Well it’s time to take a cue […]

Tone Your Legs without Equipment

Just because you don’t have access to a workout facility or large gym, does not mean that you cannot achieve tight, toned legs.  There are many simple and effective exercises that you can do at home without any equipment.  Try following this routine for toned legs and a stronger body. Perform these exercises every other […]

Winter Fitness Tips

Exercising in winter can be challenging.  Trying to stay fit and healthy in the winter can be challenging.  Remember some of these winter fitness tips to stay safe and healthy over the cold months. Stay hydrated. In the summertime, it seems as though we are always naturally reaching for our water bottles.  We are hot […]

Working Out With Friends

It is important to make sure that you are surrounded with like-minded friends at every stage of your life. For example, it is helpful to make friends while in school because everyone there understands what is necessary to be a successful student; you are sharing in a wonderful stage of development. The same idea goes […]

Principles of Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that incorporates mind and body.  Pilates promotes long, lean muscles, a clear mind and a refreshed sense of accomplishment.  The exercises combine elements from yoga, breathing techniques, dancing, gymnastics and boxing.  Joseph Pilates founded the principles of Pilates over 80 years ago.  He was a physically active man that […]

The Barre Brigade

If you pay any attention to latest fitness trends or fitness fashion, you have not been able to escape the latest trend that is Barre ballet fitness.  No longer are fitness stores only filled with yoga pants and running shorts, but are now being taken over by women’s Barre wear.  These are the tight fitted […]

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