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The Benefits of Moving
Thursday, October 17, 2019      3 comments

This article in the NYTimes caught my eye today; not just because it discusses the benefits of exercise for the majority of patients undergoing cancer treatment but also the fact that regular exercise can help us avoid cancer in the first place.... Read more
The Theme Continues
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      6 comments

That 20 minutes of walking that we should strive for everyday? The significance of how one walks those minutes is very important when it comes to speed, no matter what age. As this article from the BBC reveals, young children whose brains are ... Read more
Walking Full Circle
Monday, October 14, 2019      7 comments

This amazing story was in the Halifax paper this morning, how wonderful that these two people connected and were able to share their "walking across Canada" experiences. https://www.thechronicle
herald.ca/news/canada/whit
ehorse-... Read more
Get Moving!
Sunday, October 13, 2019      7 comments

https://apple.news/Apd-a
P_Z9SWe_uD-t53Lrbw Feel you don't have time to fit in a small amount of exercise every day? Maybe this will convince you. You will need Apple News to access the link but the main point of the arti... Read more
Learn From The Kids
Saturday, October 12, 2019      10 comments

I am always eager to learn new things about exercise and I have a rich resource at hand. My "kids" (son, daughter and DIL) are all frequent gym attendees as they are all pursuing crossfit. Yesterday I shared lunch with my son and we compared n... Read more
A Murmur
Wednesday, October 09, 2019      9 comments

A murmur, as in Murmur of Starlings; huge flocks of them swooping through the sky ahead of me this morning as I walked. They twist and turn as one before settling to the ground to feed. I love the names of bird groups; Murder of Crows (appropr... Read more
K.I.S.S.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019      14 comments

As I and other team members gear up for the beginning of our Fall 5% Challenge I have been paying attention to our team chatter and have been reading responses to the thread regarding goals for the challenge. Some are simple with just 2 or 3 go... Read more
Getting Back in the Groove
Sunday, September 29, 2019      13 comments

I have had a couple of frustrating weeks, thankfully broken up with a two day staycation that helped calm the waters, although briefly, until today. Two weeks ago my computer was "hacked"; constant notifications of viruses, doom and gloom unle... Read more
Sobering Info For All To Heed
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      14 comments

This article was in this morning's Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS); although the figures refer to our province in reality this applies to everyone. The information is extremely troubling and paints a dire picture of the state of our health and f... Read more
For All The Butterfly Lovers Here!
Thursday, September 12, 2019      11 comments

https://www.cbc.ca/news/
canada/nova-scotia/monarch
-butterflies-dorian-jessic
a-bradford-1.5278912 Another great story from the Hope for Wildlife Centre in Seaforth, Nova Scotia during the height of Dorian on Satu... Read more
Luxury
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      10 comments

We all have different thoughts about luxury; for some it is expensive clothes, pampering at spas, yachts and big mansions. Others consider fine food and wines, Still others consider the possibility of being debt free and owning their own home.... Read more
And Now We Wait
Thursday, September 05, 2019      12 comments

https://www.cbc.ca/news/
canada/nova-scotia/hurrica
ne-dorian-atlantic-canada-
eastern-quebec-1.5270554 Beyond a trip to the library tomorrow and a quick last check of my yard today I am ready; water, fresh batteri... Read more
Up or Down, One or Both?
Thursday, August 29, 2019      12 comments

A couple of excellent Spark articles this week that deal with strength training and for me they are most helpful. The first dealt with concentric vs eccentric weight lifting, should the emphasis be on the raising of the weight (concentric) ... Read more
I Wonder
Tuesday, August 27, 2019      11 comments

I read this on CBC this morning: https://www.cbc.ca/news/
business/tuesday-most-prod
uctive-day-of-the-week-1.5260091 I wonder if this also applies to our Spark world of healthy eating, weight loss and fitness? I ... Read more
A Girl Can Dream :)
Saturday, August 24, 2019      12 comments

I did my morning log-in spin and landed on 500 Goodie points...hmmm? For the past two months I have been passing out daily goodies to Warriors in the Spotlight on our 5% Summer Challenge Team, often spa visits so this morning I gave myself that... Read more

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