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4 Tips For New Runners

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

4 Tips For New Runners

By Karen Kwan

Inspired by all the runners you see in your neighbourhood and thinking of taking up the sport this fall? Before you jump right into it, I’ve drafted up some practical advice for you. Now, take note: I’m not a personal trainer or running coach by trade; this is just knowledge I’ve gathered in my five years of running, in interviewing running experts and reading about the sport. Keep in mind, though, that I started in a Learn to Run clinic — so I was an absolute beginner like many of you! And I’ve since run a few short races, nine half-marathons, one 30-kilometre race and one marathon, so I know firsthand of what I speak of here. Keep these tips in mind as you tie up those laces. (more…)

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

gluten free

by Karen Kwan

With so many people opting to go gluten-free with their diet, have you been pondering if you should do so, too? We checked in with a registered dietitian and a registered holistic nutritionist to get their advice. Here’s what they had to say. (more…)

Get A Dancer’s Body With A Barre Workout

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Barreworks

By Karen Kwan

Admit it: the ballet barre conjures up your childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. Now you can get familiar with working with the barre in Toronto in one of the hottest new workouts: Barreworks. Dreaming of tutus and pretty pink ballet slippers? Well, you may be disappointed in that respect (none of those here)—but what you will get? (more…)

3 Super Foods To Eat Right Now

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

3 Super Foods To Eat Right Now

By Karen Kwan

Want to get a nutritional boost in what you’re eating these days? Sarah Maughan, a holistic nutritionist based in Toronto, dishes on what super foods she’s eating more of lately. (more…)

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