Exercise

Do Plant-Based Diets Make You Weak?

November 20, 2020 |

There is a pervading belief among the general population that eating only plants and avoiding meat and other animal-sourced food products reduces physical performance.  This idea has been debunked by much analysis over the last couple of decades illustrating that, though plant-based diets may not provide advantages for athletes, neither do they confer disadvantages in…

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How Much Exercise Do Seniors Need For a Longer, Healthier Life?

August 14, 2020 |

As we grow older we become more aware of our own mortality. Recommendations from health organizations are clear. Adults of all ages should aim to be active at least 150 minutes a week, with a focus on moderate to vigorous aerobic activity to achieve health benefits (1). Exercise is as important for health in older…

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You’re Never Too Old to Start Exercising

May 10, 2019 |

Canadians from the ages of 18 to 64 are urged to participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week along with muscle and bone-strengthening activities at least twice a week (1). This amount of exercise can bestow substantial health benefits such as reduction in the risk of premature…

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Is a Bicycle Trip a Good Way to Lose Weight?

September 25, 2017 |

At this very moment we are sitting in an airplane, 33,000 feet above sea level, just finishing up a fairly tasty vegetarian meal of Asian Noodles and Tabbouleh Salad (courtesy of Air Transat) and contemplating our recently completed bicycle trip through the Alps from Munich to Venice. A topic of great interest among our group…

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What Does Eating Plants Do For Weight Loss? Part Three

September 15, 2017 |

Recent interesting discoveries around weight issues Does exercise help with weight loss? Exercise is without a doubt a healthy activity, not only for your physical body but also for your mental health. Exercise is known to lower the risk of many of our increasingly common diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and some cancers…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.