Women, Heart Disease and Menopause

Today I’m talking about our heart health and how we can protect our beating hearts. I will be discussing: What our heart does for us What can go wrong with our heart What are the risk factors for a heart attack and stroke Do our risk factors change after menopause Are the signs of a…

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Top 4 Trainer Tips to Getting Toned and Fit Over 40

I saw a quote on the Internet the other day that made me giggle. It was a picture of a guy standing around a group of overweight seniors with the caption reading, “If you want to look young and thin, hang out around old fat people.”. Now, that’s one way to do it, isn’t? But…

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What is a Hot Flash?

I have been cold for most of my life (and I’m talking physically, not metaphorically). I am always the one with a sweater on, even in the dead of summer. I am the last one to turn on a fan when working out, and I once wore a scarf – in Mexico. I am probably…

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Protein and Protein Powder

Let’s talk protein. Any weight loss program, as well as all exercise programs, rely on a protein-rich diet. Why you wonder? Well, first off I think that I need to start at the beginning and explain the basics about protein and then build from there. Importance of protein Protein is found in every cell, muscle, tissue and…

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The Non-Camper’s Guide to Hiking the West Coast Trail

“Next time I’m picking the vacation,” was all loving husband could say to me on day three of our adventure hiking the West Coast Trail. I am not sure what compelled me to drag him (and I) on the infamous backpacking trail that skirts the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. Yet, here we were. On…

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