The low FODMAP diet has been shown to be an effective approach to reduce symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Research shows that 3 out of 4 people find tremendous success on this lifelong diet. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that are partly responsible for the symptoms in people suffering from IBS. For more information, […]
With the arrival of spring, many people start back running outside. But did you know that more than 50% of runners will get injured during their running season? The most common injuries include plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, patellofemoral syndrome and stress fractures. Here are three tips to prevent this from happening to you!
Over-tired super-moms will often want to start working out too intensely and too fast whereas less athletic moms may start their rehabilitation too late (or sometimes not at all). How do you know when is the best time to start postpartum training?
Did you know that more than 50% of endurance athletes suffer from gastrointestinal issues during an endurance event such as a marathon or a triathlon? Reported symptoms include nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, stomach pain, an urge to defecate, and diarrhea. Here are three aspects to consider to avoid gastrointestinal issues during exercise!
Do you practice an average of at least 60 minutes of exercise per day? Have you suffered from stress fractures? Have you lost weight unintentionally? Do you often feel that you are tired or lack energy? Are you often hungry? If you are a female athlete, have you missed your period for 3 months or […]
In various sports, especially team sports, it is a common practice to drink alcohol after exercise, often in large amounts, whether it’s drinking a few beers in the locker room after a game or going out to a bar to celebrate a victory. In fact, studies suggest that athletes are more likely to consume alcohol […]
Did you know that at least one in three women and one in five men will suffer a fracture from osteoporosis in their lifetime? A balanced diet and an active lifestyle can help prevent the risk of developing osteoporosis. In addition, exercising with a vibrating platform is a lesser known method that can also help […]
No time to go to a fitness center? No babysitter for the children? Find yourself outside the city for work or a vacation? We admit that it is not always easy to stick to a fixed schedule when it comes to exercising! To overcome this difficulty and to help keep you motivated for staying active, […]
In the last few years, BCAA supplements (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) have become very popular with people that workout. They take them with the intention of preventing muscle breakdown, stimulating muscle mass gain, promoting muscle recovery and reducing fatigue during endurance training. But are they really useful? Let’s break it down together!
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also known as short interval training, has been gaining popularity over the years. It consists of alternating between short periods of very intense physical effort with periods of recovery at a lower intensity. For example, the Tabata method (which includes repetitions of 20 seconds of intense effort followed by 10 […]
Musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, fractures and strains are very common among active people. They account for more than 50% of sports injuries. But did you know that it is possible to optimize your diet to promote healing from an injury? Here are 3 tips to help you!
A sports drink such as Gatorade is useful for exercise that last for more than an hour. It is a drink specially designed to provide energy in the form of carbohydrates and to replace electrolyte lost through sweat. But do you know that it is very easy to make your own homemade sports drink with […]