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Fall Butt-Blasting Outdoor Workout

Although we aren’t sporting shorts and bikinis anymore, it doesn’t mean that we have to neglect our fitness. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year to be exercising outdoors – the air is crisp and the scenery is stunning with the leaves changing color. One area of the body that is often neglected with pant wearing and stretchy tights is the booty, aka your butt. Here is an effective, body weight outdoor workout I devised to help sculpt your tushy and keep things in check this fall.

The workout:

1. Hill Sprints

A Dose of Preventative Medicine

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   ― Benjamin Franklin

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he who prevents it is the safest physician.  — Thomas Fuller

There are many quotes out there about preventing illness.  And while it can sometimes seem less impressive than a miraculous cure, most people would agree that they would prefer to never suffer from an illness at all.

7 Minutes for Fitness

7 Minute Workout

No time to exercise?

Do you have 7 minutes?

When people say they don't exercise, the most common reasons are that they don't have the time or energy or interest. Now there’s a website and an App that can help you overcome these challenges!

The health benefits of exercise are staggering.  Regular physical activity decreases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and of dying from ANY cause! It is a potent tool for decreasing depression and stress and one of the best ways to increase energy. 

Breast Cancer Prevention

Pink Ribbon

Guest Post from Dr Andrea Gri

Although treatment and survival rates have improved over the past couple decades, breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, affecting 1/9 Canadian women. Your Naturopathic Doctor is an important source for personalized prevention strategies but here is a summary of 3 general tips:

The Fastest Way to Sink or Succeed

Guest Blog Post by Dr. Melissa McCreery

The fastest way to establish whether you’ll sink or succeed with a new project, with changing your weight, your life balance, your stress – even your career may surprise you. It’s probably something you take for granted, do automatically, or aren’t even aware of. I’m going to warn you that when I share it, it will sound very simple. Please, don’t take it for granted. This is the fundamental ingredient that sets and determines your course and your results.

Resolve To Keep Working At It!

By this point in the year many have lost faith in, given up on or all-together forgotten about their New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s easy to get discouraged when we don’t measure up to the lofty objectives that we set when we have a fresh slate. The good news is that it’s not too late to make a positive change this year! There is still tons of time in 2014 to achieve goals around being a healthier you.

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23 ½ Hours

We all know that exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle but the number of North Americans who achieve the minimum exercise recommendation is low. A recent study showed that less than 25% of Americans walk for more than 10 minutes continuously in a typical week.

While many people consider exercise to be an important weight loss tool, research is demonstrating that exercise can be an effective tool in preventing and treating an enormous range of health conditions and illnesses as well as contributing to overall wellbeing and longevity.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

Have you ever driven from your home to your work and thought “I have no idea how I got here, I don’t remember any part of that drive!” It’s a common experience. When people are engrossed in thoughts, they can go about their day on an autopilot-like setting. This experience is the opposite of mindfulness.

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Your New Prescription: Vitamin N

You’re sure to get your vitamin A by eating carrots and you take your vitamin C capsule if you’ve got a cold coming on, but when was the last time you got a dose of vitamin N?

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