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A study shows that people who exercise five or more days a week experience 46% less sickness than people who workout only once per week

Adapted from IDEA Fitness Magazine, February 2015

8 Questions To Ask To Yourself To Feel Alive

Can you answer these questions? What makes you feel alive? Do you know who you are? What are your passions? What do you like and dislike? Do you enjoy your work? Are you happy? Are you satisfied with yourself, your relationship or your marriage? Are you grateful?   For myself, I feel alive when: I workout and break a sweat I travel solo in different countries and meet new friends […]

Food: Choose Better

  Bison or Beef? Bison: Grass-fed bison is a better option. It has less saturated fat and more omega-3s. Apples or Pears? Pears: They provide 50% more fiber than apples. Almonds or Walnuts? Almonds: They contain more Omega-3s, fiver, protein, vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium and phosphorus. Consumption of almonds also helps with inflammation. Kale or Spinach? Kale: Contains more immunity-boosting vitamin A, bone-strengthening vitamin K and antioxidant vitamin C. It […]

Quelle poudre de protéine devrais-je utiliser pour mes smoothies?

J’aime les protéines de petit-lait (whey) qui sont une source de protéines dérivées du lait. Je choisis le type d’isolat car il contient de très grandes quantités d’acides aminés essentiels et d’acides aminés à chaîne ramifiée. Si vous êtes intolérant au lactose, l’isolat de protéines de lactosérum (whey isolate) est sûr et contient les acides aminés dont votre corps a besoin pour une réparation musculaire optimale et une fonction immunitaire améliorée. […]

What Protein Powder Should I Use For My Smoothies?

I like whey protein which is a milk-derived protein source. I choose the isolate type because it contains super high amounts of essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids. If you are lactose intolerant, the whey protein isolate is safe and contains the amino acids that your body needs for optimal muscle repair and enhanced immune function. It is also a better choice for people who are looking to […]

3 raisons de s’entrainer avec de la musique

  1. Vous vous sentirez plus heureux: la musique active le même centre de plaisir dans le cerveau que celui de manger et, croyez-le ou non, aussi le sexe. 2. Vous bougerez plus rapidement: vous aurez un meilleur entraînement avec de la musique. En fait, plus le rythme est rapide, plus vous vous entraînez vigoureusement, vous avez une meilleure endurance, vous faites de l’exercice plus longtemps et brûlez davantage de calories. 3. […]

3 Reasons to Work Out to Music

  1. YOU’LL FEEL HAPPIER: Music activates the same reward or pleasure centers in the brain that respond to good feelings associated with eating and – believe it or not – sex. 2. YOU’LL MOVE FASTER: as I mentioned a few blogs ago, you’ll have a better workout with music. In fact, the faster the beat, the more vigorously you work out, your endurance is better, you exercise longer and […]

Make your own popcorn for a quick and healthy snack! Get the recipe here

It is a good snack, but you may want to think twice before you microwave your next batch. Researchers at the University of Toronto found that the chemicals used to coat the insides of microwavable bags can contaminate the foods in the packages and enter your bloodstream. These substances were shown to break down into perflurinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) which have been linked to cancer. Unfortunately, there is no way […]

3 aliments à ajouter à votre régime alimentaire pour réduire les crampes menstruelles

Éliminez ou réduisez vos crampes menstruelles en ajoutant des noix, du brocoli et des oranges à votre alimentation. Pour collation, manger une orange avec quelques noix. Ajouter une salade de brocoli (recette de Ricardo) pour le dîner ou servir comme accompagnement de votre souper. Lire davantage: Les bons et les mauvais aliments durant la menstruation

Réduisez votre poids et dormez mieux

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    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Testimonials

    I’m moving next month to Calgary and I will miss you and the group of great ladies (Osteofit group).  They all made me feel so welcome. Mel, can you clone yourself and move with me?  I enjoyed all your classes and did feel so much better.  Your spirit and attitude was so positive that it rubbed off on the rest of us. I’m feeling sad but I’m willing to tackle a […]

    - Beth M.,

    Osteofit: Melanie takes her work very seriously and gives to her classes more than 100 per cent. She keeps up with the latest changes and makes sure we have individual attention with regard to our personal health issues. I love our class. We enjoy ourselves as well as work hard to maintain our different fitness levels. Thank you Melanie for your kind and caring ways with your clients.

    - Jodi W.,
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