The holiday season: make it healthy, meaningful and memorable

For many years, I greeted December and the upcoming holiday season with both anticipation and trepidation. I looked forward to time with family and friends, but more or less dreaded the “holiday hoopla” that seemed to cover the month from start to finish. While some people are quite happy with making it a month ofContinue reading “The holiday season: make it healthy, meaningful and memorable”

Sports medicine – treating the athlete in all of us

Despite teaching fitness classes for almost three decades, running for years, and cycling, boxing, skiing, playing tennis, taking up Hip-Hop in my forties, and enjoying just about every form of physical activity, including many activities with my dog, I have never considered myself an athlete. I often joke that I enjoy everything, but don’t excelContinue reading “Sports medicine – treating the athlete in all of us”

Most Canadians fall short when it comes to physical activity

If you think it’s just kids and teens getting too much screen time these days, think again. How many hours a day do you spend in front of your computer, on your phone, or watching TV? Probably more than you think. In its first-ever report card, Participaction, an organization promoting active healthy living, has givenContinue reading “Most Canadians fall short when it comes to physical activity”