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When you discover that you can’t do something, rather than feeling resigned that you’ll never be able to do it, try the reframe “I can’t do it… yet.” You can do this with any of your fitness or non-fitness-related goals. For example: I can’t do double unders... yet. I can’t do a handstand… yet. I [...] Read more
You will not lose fitness if you take a rest day, or two, a week. You will not forget how to swim, bike, or run. You won’t even DNS or DNF. In fact, the opposite is true — if you allow your body to periodically take rest days, and have recovery weeks built into your [...] Read more
Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone, like in the foot or even in the leg, caused by repeated strain in that area. They tend to occur more commonly in the weight-bearing bones of the foot or lower leg, and typically affects those with a lower bone mineral density. What is bone mineral density, [...] Read more
Did you know that the term “inflammation” originates from the Latin phrase, “set on fire”? Inflammation is the immune system's response to harm on the body. It's vital to health while also serving a very important role in initiating the healing process. When we are injured or ill, our body produces acute inflammation to assist [...] Read more
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

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