Fitness & Nutrition

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This fruit grew in abundance; dragging boughs low from gnarled squat trees. But despite such plenitude, the marble-sized drupes were completely useless for early humans. I use the term “fruit” purely from a botanical standpoint, as they were anything but...
For the running enthusiast, there are hundreds of marathons, half-marathons and 10K races happening across Canada this year, so sign up and be sure to get your body into racing form. Here are a few top picks: The Ottawa Marathon &...
Eric Gillis, an Olympic marathoner, who lives and trains in Guelph, Ontario, says it’s a good idea to sit down and talk about running the distance with an experienced marathoner. He or she can help point you in the right...
Toronto Outdoor Club This is free to join, run by volunteers and open to all Canadians. They organize a variety of activities, from beginner to advanced, and focus most of their events around southern Ontario. The current calendar has listings for...
Run a marathon. Even the greatest of couch potatoes can work up to running a marathon by applying some self-discipline. There are many programs available online or in your community, and they all tend to follow the same plan: start...
However, even when there is no time to sit down to a full meal there are still plenty of energy-boosting options that keep the body ready for adventure all day long.Complex Carbohydrates For those trying to watch their waistline, carbohydrates have...
Examining the ethics of fully participating in the food chain. The night is black enough to cover a grizzly’s approach and I'm elbow-deep in the guts of a warm deer. Me, a one-time vegetarian, life-long enviro geek, pro-gun-control, anti-camo kind of...
While skiing may seem like it takes its toll on the legs, the body's strength and stamina comes from its core. And not just the glamour muscles, like the abs, but from the back muscles and hip muscles as well.
Most outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the ubiquitous CLIF Bar. Hearty and healthy, these brown-wrapped energy bars have long been a staple in hikers’ and skiers’ backpacks. But there is more to this company than just its tasty treats.
The signs are obvious and literally large: obesity, diabetes, motorized scooters cruising Big Box stores, seat-belt extenders on airplanes and extra-sized operating tables for ever-larger patients. Thirty per cent of kids are now considered obese, and 70 per cent of...
If you're very active, watch the pounds you shed It's true that it doesn't take too much extra weight to impede physical performance. Try running with a 10-pound sack of potatoes strapped to your back and see how you fare. But...
Who says being out in the wilderness means you have to eat all packaged foods and dehydrated ones that, let's be honest here, can be about as appetizing as cardboard? If you know how to pack, keep food fresh, and...
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