Contrary to what we might believe, meditation is not about stopping our thoughts or emptying the mind. Meditation “designates a mental or spiritual practice. It often consists of paying attention to a certain object of thought or to oneself. Meditation generally implies that the practitioner brings their attention in a centralizing manner to a single […]
Turmeric is an orange-yellow spice originating from South Asia and is particularly popular in Indian cuisine hence its nickname “Indian Saffron”. Its active ingredient, a polyphenol called curcumin, gives it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it can be increasingly found in the form of supplements and in various products. So, should we go so far […]
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!