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Fast Facts: Magnesium

While present in only small amount in the body, magnesium is nonetheless one of the most important dietary micronutrients. In over 300 of the chemical reactions required to sustain life, it acts a co-factor – essentially a “helper molecule” that is needed for an enzyme to carry out its function. Many of these reactions have … Continue reading Fast Facts: Magnesium

Fast Facts: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the best known micronutrients. However, the average daily intake is often lower than expected. You might not be getting as much as you think. Vitamin C is perhaps best known for immune system support. Interestingly, while some immune cells need vitamin C to function (and you may be more susceptible … Continue reading Fast Facts: Vitamin C

Healthy Habits to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Have high blood pressure, or at high risk for it? Building healthy habits can really help your blood pressure levels. In fact, though there is a genetic component to your individual level, lifestyle choices have an enormous impact on blood pressure – for better or worse! How is high blood pressure dangerous? Picture this: You’re … Continue reading Healthy Habits to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Food Friday: Chickpea and Feta Salad

This is one of my FAVORITES. Not your normal lettuce or spinach-based salad, this salad is packed with flavor thanks to the punch and crunch of parsley and celery, set off by creamy feta cheese. It’s also quick to put together and keeps well – I like to make a big batch and take it … Continue reading Food Friday: Chickpea and Feta Salad

The Golden Rule of Exercise

Ever heard the saying “no pain, no gain”? I bet you have. And when it comes to exercise, I’m here to tell you, this is a big fat lie. While it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference, different “pain” feelings can mean very different things for your body. Unfortunately, when it comes to … Continue reading The Golden Rule of Exercise

Three Steps to Feeling Great

Movement is one of the four key areas of health used in the HealthFit approach, and a great tool to improve your health and feel better – our end goal! To help you achieve it, we provide a three-step framework that takes the seemingly overwhelming process of increasing fitness and strength, and turns it into something … Continue reading Three Steps to Feeling Great

How To Be Nice To Yourself

This is for you, for me, and for anyone else whose brain has them feeling guilty about their day to day choices… One of the biggest things I see my clients struggle with is the concept that they should be doing more for themselves in order to reach a particular goal. Exercising more or harder, … Continue reading How To Be Nice To Yourself

Label Reading 101: How To Pick Healthy Foods

Flip a packaged food over and have a look at the nutrition information on the back. Lots of numbers, big words, tiny print. Is it any wonder people get confused? Reading labels can be an effort – at least when you aren’t used to it. But they are also a treasure trove of information about … Continue reading Label Reading 101: How To Pick Healthy Foods

The Right Way To Breathe During Exercise

In my ten-plus years of training and coaching, I’ve often been asked about the right way to breathe when you’re exercising. Good news, team!  It’s a simple, easy answer: Breathe naturally. With most exercise, there is no additional benefit to inhaling or exhaling at a certain point with the movement, or breathing in or out through … Continue reading The Right Way To Breathe During Exercise

Three Protein-Packed Snacks

Quick and easy, once the prep is done these snacks are pretty much grab-and-go. Protein is really important. From helping to maintain muscle mass, to keeping you full and preventing not-so-great food choices, to ensuring your immune system is running on all cylinders, protein is a critical component of your day to day diet. Your … Continue reading Three Protein-Packed Snacks