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What is addiction? Addiction is a habit that has become such a big part of your life that you experience withdrawal symptoms if you try to give it up. The factors that increase the risk of having n addiction are: - high stress level - social environment — say, everybody around you smokes. That increases [...] Read more

Are you addicted or committed to exercise? There’s actually an important difference. Committed exercisers participate in exercise such as running for extrinsic rewards (ie achieving a place on a team or winning a race). Exercise is important to such a person,but it not a central part of their lives, and they are unlikely to experience […]

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When I started OT, March 4th, I was out of shape, “fluffy” around the middle, with about 7 extra kilos in the body bag! At age 57 I have spent the past 7 years on a low-impact exercise plan, swimming and walking mostly. This was to repair a long standing spinal injury from 7 years [...] Read more
Week 1 I semi knew what to expect, going into 10-week transformation. One of my good friends had done it the year prior, and after seeing her transformation and how she felt, I wanted to give it a try. I had a few goals in my head going into the process. My best friend is [...] Read more
Conventional wisdom tells us that we must train only at our own sport to get better. For example many runners spend most of their time only doing one thing running in the belief that other forms of training such as Bootcamp will be detrimental to their performance. Unfortunately the realities of doing one type of sports activities [...] Read more
The weather has been pretty unpredictable as of late, alternating between really hot, sometimes unbearable sunny days and heavy downpour out of the sudden. We don't deny it's a challenge when it comes to training outdoors in extreme weathers; especially in rainy conditions where we noticed a shortage of people out training in parks during [...] Read more

Over the last few decades, girls’ interest and participation in sports has exploded. As interest has grown, so has competitiveness. With scholarships to earn, championships to win and records to break, things like irregular cycles and missing periods get pushed to the back burner. After all, getting pregnant is the last thing on the minds […]

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When exercising, it’s important to monitor your intensity to make sure you’re working at a pace that is challenging enough to help you reach your goals, but not so hard that you blow a lung. One way to do that is to use a Perceived Exertion Scale. It’s often abbreviated as RPE—rating of perceived exertion. […]

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Uncertainty is a part of our lives at any moment, but when it comes to 2020, so far it may be the defining trend of the year. Given what life keeps throwing our way individually and as a collective society, chances are you have been exposed to the advice to “embrace uncertainty.” Psychotherapists say that […]

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There’s no better feeling than that which comes after a good, exhausting workout. But how do you know if your workout was actually effective in keeping you on the path towards achieving your goals? In order to see the big picture, we must gauge the effectiveness of our fitness regime in the long term. Whether […]

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