Essential Guide to Running with Your Dog

Running with a dog is great fun. Not only is running great for your health, but it is also great for your dog’s health. However there are a few things to consider before you take your dog out on a READ MORE

7 Ways to Make Running Fun

When you first start running, it can be exciting as it is all new. But as you train over weeks, months and even years, it can sometimes get a little boring. If you are feeling like your runs are becoming READ MORE

Translating the Treadmill

Most runners don’t enjoy running on a treadmill, nicknaming it the “dreadmill”. Most prefer to run outdoors or on a track. However, the treadmill can be a valuable piece of equipment during inclement weather or when travelling, for example. With READ MORE

Are You Eating Enough Protein?

It is very important to eat enough protein. But this isn’t always easy to do. It also isn’t easy to get the right kinds of proteins to support our body. Some proteins are better to eat than others. In this READ MORE

Mindful Meditation During Running

While it is fun to run in groups, running alone can be the perfect opportunity to practice mindful meditation. We can’t always run with friends. However, a solo run can be a great way to relieve the stress of a READ MORE

Running Can Reduce Pain in Cancer Survivors

Science shows us that running can reduce pain. This is good news for cancer survivors, as cancer treatments can increase pain. Cancer treatments can cause pain My type of breast cancer grows in the presence of female hormones, estrogen and READ MORE

Walking to Regain Your Health

Walking can be a great way to regain your health after an illness. There are many benefits from this low impact form of exercise. Running is my passion.  But I also love walking and hiking.  Walking is a fabulous and READ MORE

How to Find Your Motivation to Run

Are you struggling to find motivation to run or exercise? You are not alone. Let’s look at how we can find our motivation to run and workout. If you lack motivation to exercise, you aren’t alone Approximately 50% of people READ MORE

Running Helps Brain Function in Cancer Survivors

Most cancer survivors will list “chemo brain” as one of their experiences with cancer treatments. This is the phrase used for a group of cognitive symptoms, including mental fogginess, trouble concentrating, memory loss, confusion, difficulty learning, and slower mental processes. READ MORE

Running Helps Cancer Survivors Live Longer

Running can help us live longer. Aerobic exercise, like running, can lowering our risk of cancer recurrence. It can help survivors live longer and better lives. Don’t believe it? Let’s look at some of the evidence. Runners live 3 years READ MORE

A Cancer Survivor Reviews the Canada Food Guide

The new Canada Food Guide was released in January 2019. It replaced outdated food guidelines that were highly criticized. But how healthy is this new food guide? Let’s explore this from the perspective of a cancer survivor. Before my cancer READ MORE

Is Stevia bad for you?

Stevia is promoted as a natural sweetener in a multitude of products. But is it safe? That answer is complex. Let’s explore if stevia is bad for you or if it is a good sugar substitute. Let me first say READ MORE

How cold is too cold to run outdoors?

Running is difficult in very cold temperatures. Muscles and joints do not function and move well in the cold. My preferred cut off is about -30 degrees Celsius, but I have run even colder temperatures at -40 degrees Celsius. We READ MORE