Ready to Start Your Career as a Health Coach?  Are you ready to begin your career as a Health Coach? Would you like assistance with choosing the online Health Coach Certification that’s the best fit for you?  In this article, we will do just that along with: The reasons why NOW is the best […]

Webinar Replay: Inflammation, Stress Management, Irritable Bowel and Exercise

Canada currently has one of the highest incidences of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) per capita, in the world. Over 270,000 people in Canada and more than 25 million people in the United States have been diagnosed and live with this often debilitating disease. You may have clients who are suffering from this disease and do […]

Prioritizing Healthy Meal Preparation

  Meal preparation is relentless. You eat every single day, multiple times a day. There is no reprieve from the numerous steps involved in preparing food—washing, chopping, slicing, mixing, heating—and the clean up afterwards. It’s no surprise that meal kit delivery services and Uber Eats have flourished. In 2020, the global meal kit market was […]

Core Exercise and Spinal Stability

Article by: Benjamin Lee, MSc. Exercise is considered the “gold standard” in the management of clients with low back-related pain and disability. However, not all core exercises are created equal. Traditional core exercises, which involve creating motion about the spine (i.e., crunches, side bends), may worsen your client’s condition because of excessive spine loads created […]

Understanding The Seven Stages of Grief and Chronic Disease

Understanding The Seven Stages of Grief and Chronic Disease Article by: Robyn Kade, B.A., MBMS It is essential to understand the Seven Stages of Grief and chronic disease if you plan to work with clients living with a chronic disease. Many individuals have heard of the five stages of grief created by Elizabeth Kubler – […]

Think Pink: Astaxanthin- Natural Sun Protection

Article by Lisa Tsakos, RHN At the beach this summer, I was surprised to see my friend’s fair-skinned red-headed daughter romp around in a regular swimsuit. Last summer, and every summer before, Audrey couldn’t leave the house without a hat, long sleeves and a thick layer of sunblock without risking a sunburn. This year, however, […]

Choosing Appropriate Music for Mind/Body Classes

Article by Robyn Kade, B.A. MBMS, cpt When creating mind/body fitness classes, we are never told which type of music is most useful or how to appropriately choose our music. An instructor will usually choose music for the sound that is pleasing to them. There is nothing wrong with this, and in fact, music is […]

Medical Fitness Exercise: The Bridge Between Medical Management and Regular Fitness

Medical Fitness Exercise has been one of the top trends in Fitness for several years and is now more important than ever! Medical Fitness Exercise takes place in the space on the fitness continuum where patients have been released from medical management and may or may not have been referred to rehab or physical therapy. […]

Should You Add Outdoor Activities to Your Clients’ EPAPs (Exercise and Physical Activity Plans)?

    Many Fitness Professionals will look to the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and their recommendations for what to include in an EPAP: a minimum of 150 minutes of cardio, resistance exercise at least twice a week and making sure to include flexibility and balance […]