Posted on September 9th, 2013 by Lee

Having a tough time getting fit after Frosh? Student life is an interesting time, especially for noobs. Suddenly, you’re in charge of the kitchen (among other things), and if you haven’t had prior experience slaving over a hot stove, you’re in for a total surprise—managing your own meals can certainly be a challenge. Making it like mom did takes practice and know-how, and who really has time for that when there are keggers afoot. Still, proper eating when you’re on your own and away from home need not be overly complicated. Take note of how you can simplify your meal plan so that your fitness life doesn’t suffer.

1. Aim for one homemade meal a day
Things can get hectic as a student, and, …

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Posted on July 9th, 2013 by Lee

What gets you motivated to wash, rinse, and repeat, fitness-wise? Earlier, I talked about how fitness guilt can get your butt in gear via the fear of negative results. On the flip side, it can be an equally strong idea to rev up some motivation by playing on the positive stuff instead. Positive reinforcement can be a great way of encouraging behaviour and can even be useful in getting you, the fitness guinea pig, to continue following that solid routine of clean eating and physical activity. See how you can help yourself see those healthy habits repeated via the positive stuff instead.

1. Set up a reward system
Positive reinforcement works by encouraging behaviour through them sweet, sweet rewards. The type of “reward” can vary, …

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Posted on July 4th, 2013 by Lee

Happy 4th of July/belated Canada Day, fitness friends! How are you spending your national day off? Whether you’re a fellow Canadian, a friend from across the border, or a global fitness enthusiast, summer holiday celebrations usually mean the same thing in any language—booze, fatty fried foods, and lots of lazy lounging in the sun. Whether you’re taking a day off from the gym to spend it outside in style or trying to stick to some semblance of a workout plan, see how you can stay fitness-sober this holiday. No regrets this year!

1. Lounging at a hotel this season? Get fit no matter where you’re taking your time off this national holiday!

2. Blast from the past! Surf on over for all you need

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Posted on June 19th, 2013 by Lee

Having a hard time finding your groove week after week? As we know, when it comes to fitness, what we do most of the time is what really makes a difference, but when it comes to consistency—getting in your jogs and eating nutritious food—maintaining a healthy routine can be quite an arduous task. Your motivation, for example, can wax and wane depending on a variety of factors, and then there’s all of life’s great little curveballs. It can be hard to be consistent when everything else is so unpredictable! Fortunately, there are some things we can control in order to help us keep a healthy lifestyle and shape our bodies in the way that we’d like.

1. Your energy levels fluctuate from week-to-week
I’m definitely …

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Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by Lee

 Are food-related friendships making you fat? It’s astoundingly true how much our social activities can revolve around dinner. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out for drinks with friends, or bonding over discovering an amazing new eatery. In fact, the Montreal 5-7 Happy Hour is one of the most popular things to do between friends. Still, if you’re looking to keep a cap on the calories and maintain your fitness goals, food-based friendships can be difficult to navigate. See how you can partake in the social eating while making good on your commitment to better health and nutrition.

1. If you’re used to ordering pizza, try making dinner together
It’s understandable when good pals get together, the comfort food hits the table. I’m also …

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