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4 Fun Reasons to Workout With Your Dog

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 9:28:26 AM / by Kev MacDonald posted in Exercise, Health and Pets 3 min read time

Today is National Pet Day, so let’s talk about the benefits of working out with your dog for you AND your pup.

Many people have said that spending time with your dog can fill your heart with love and joy. But what people don’t know is that spending time with those four-legged friends does so much more than that. Studies have shown that having or hanging out with dogs can lower your blood pressure, decrease cholesterol, and improve your cardiovascular system altogether. And to top all of that, dogs are the best workout partners! They are always excited to follow you out the door and they will never cancel on you last minute.

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5 Tips to Help Achieve Your Health Goals

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 12:09:55 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 2 min read time

Most people have the goal to live a long, happy, and healthy life. We all reach for these goals by exercising on a regular basis, as well as incorporating healthy foods into their diet. Although we have good intentions, life happens and sometimes their goals can be hard to achieve. If you want to succeed, it's a good idea to set some smaller goals to reach your main one. Goal setting can be sometimes challenging, so here are 5 tips to help get you started!

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8 Benefits of Weightlifting

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 3:33:31 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Exercise, Fitness 2 min read time

Whenever you think about wanting to lose weight, or even just getting into better shape, cardio is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Cardio is not for everyone, so the thought of having to do so much cardio in order to shed a few pounds can be exhausting. While cardio can be beneficial in the process of losing weight, it is not the only exercise routine to help. Weightlifting can also be very helpful, and it includes other benefits than just weight loss and toned muscles.

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Dieting: When is a Cheat Meal a Treat?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 11:46:06 AM / by Kev MacDonald posted in Healthy eating 2 min read time

Being on a diet takes determination, sacrifice and a lot of will-power. You cut back on the things you love and normally eat, maybe eat smaller portions, and sometimes the food you eat just doesn’t cut it on satisfying your taste buds. So the question is, is it ok to have a cheat meal? Can I have a treat without throwing all my hard work out the window?

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What's a Folate? And, Why Should I Care?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by James McGivern 2 min read time

There's a lot of buzz around folate – an essential micronutrient and common supplement – and as with any hot topic, it's sometimes difficult to navigate all the different claims and information. We do know for sure that folate plays a role in health from everyday protein metabolism to pregnancy and fetal development, so understanding how it affects you, and the part genetics play, can be a big help in understanding your health.





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