With the days getting longer and the first day of spring around the corner, I like to be ahead of the game by getting all my spring and summer sporting equipment in tip-top shape after a winter of storage. Equipment will definitely look nice and shiny by just wiping off the cobwebs, but to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable, I recommend a thorough “check and prep”. + MORE
March 10, 2015 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: running, running events, training, hydrate, water, sports drinks, energy drinks
Many of us are well into training for local spring running events like the Vancouver Sun Run, Victoria’s Times Colonist 10K, Kamloops’ Boogie the Bridge or the Prince George Run for Rural Medicine. Running is a great way to get your recommended physical activity and a balanced diet is an important part to consider.+ MORE
March 5, 2015 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Sport, women, girls, empowerment, self-esteem, International Women's Day, female athletes
Physical activity and sport can do great things for your health – even beyond improving your fitness level. Playing sports can empower, build confidence and raise self-esteem in anyone who participates. March 8 is International Women’s Day and, with this year’s theme of “Make It Happen” we’re celebrating the importance of women and girl’s participation in sports. Here’s a look at the benefits and how you can support women and girls that you know.
March 3, 2015 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: midday, slump, energy, snack, healthy snack, water, hydrate, dehydrated
It can be tough to stay energized at work, especially when the midday slump hits. This low-energy time of the day is when many of us seek out a boost from the caffeine and sugar found in coffee and muffins or sugary drinks and chocolate bars. These combos may taste good but they won’t carry you far. + MORE