The chapter I call: getting healthy

It’s Saturday morning. Usually, Saturday’s are my favorite day. But today’s a busy day with lots of errands to do. It’s grocery day. I’ve also been invited to a wedding at the church. I’m trying this thing where I’m being more social and getting out more. I’ve been pretty mum on the work situation. I…

Fitness Tips: exercising without a gym membership

Are you tired of spending money on gym memberships that you never use? Or maybe you were pressured into signing up for a membership by overbearing “fitness experts” while visiting your local fitness centre? Or perhaps you invested thousands of dollars on a new treadmill, only to have it turn into the world’s most expensive…

Fitness Tips: How much should you exercise to lose weight?

One question I see asked a lot in fitness groups is around exercise. How much should I exercise? How much cardio should I do to lose weight? I’m always floored by how different the responses are. I once saw someone post that they rode the bike or used the treadmill for THREE hours a day,…

Fitness: Exercises & recovery tips for bad knees or chronic pain (repost)

Exercise is imperative for those who suffer from ailments like arthritis. Like me. I’m a forty-something female with arthritis in the knees from repeated injuries due to hyper-mobility. Mobility at the best of times can be challenging. When you’re in pain, sometimes the last thing you want to think of is exercise. But trust me…

Health: allergies, triggers, and treatments

As you know, I’ve been battling some health issues for the last few months. It all started as regular sinus and allergies. But eventually, those allergy attacks would turn to chronic sinus infections. These infections involve all three – ears, nose and throat. Over time allergies can have a serious impact on your overall health….

Fitness challenge: the coffee experiment

The past few days I’ve been experimenting with cutting coffee out of my diet. Not completely. Because – coffee. But as my weight continues to increase, my energy levels continue to dwindle and it seems like everything else is going to shit – I thought it was time to make some major changes in my…