How to Properly Perform the Hip Hinge

By Angie Hurley, CSCS, CAT(C) A movement is never all or nothing. All movements and exercises in the gym can be scaled through various methods to make them easier (regressing) or more difficult (progressing). Depending on factors such as training experience, body awareness, injury, fatigue, and muscle soreness, an exercise variation can be appropriately selected

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Building Habits in a Pandemic Era

By Angie Hurley, CSCS, CAT(C) A habit is a regular activity or action. In our current situation, where lives were disrupted to an extreme with no firm deadline in sight for a full return to normalcy, we can lose our good habits and develop negative ones. While it may have taken you years to build

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Supper in 45 Minutes: A Love Story Featuring Tofu

By Julia Howard MPH, RHN, Run Coach Me: I wish I could eat more plant-based. Also me: I hate tofu. There must be a way around this tofu thing.  ………………………………. When I wanted to incorporate more plant-based proteins into my diet, I started easy with cans of beans. I liked the texture of beans and

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How to Start Running

By Julia Howard MPH, RHN, Run Coach With the closure of gyms and rec centres, many of us are looking for new ways to get outside and get active. Running seems like one of the easiest activities to pick up during this period of physical distancing. And, with the snow finally melting off of the

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Lentil Alphabet Soup

Lentil Alphabet Soup Recipe

By Julia Howard, MPH, RHN Man, I love lentils. And, they’re just so darn good for you. But, like many Newfoundlanders, I didn’t really grow up eating lentils. I ate the classic legumes for Newfoundland local culture which, for my family, included red kidney beans in chillies, yellow split peas in pea soup, and maple-flavoured

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