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5 Tips to Buying Good Mountain Bike Lighting

Mountain bike riding is a fun and involved activity. Whether you plan to do cross-country riding, dirt jumping, freeride, trail riding, classic mountain biking or even downhill riding, you need to have the right gear and equipment. Mountain bike lights are part and parcel of these vital necessities, unless you don’t mind potentially dangerous rides …

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Yoga Apparel and Accessories from Gaiam Make the Holiday Season Healthy-Giveaway

There are few types of exercise more popular than yoga, and with good reason! It’s a great way to improve flexibility and strength in an relatively easy and low-impact way, and some experts even believe that yoga is one of the best ways to ensure longevity in later years! But like any type of exercise, …

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Lower Stress and Keep Your Heart Healthy with 3 Simple Steps #ONatural

Between getting engaged, Valentine’s Day celebrations and starting to plan a wedding, matters of the heart have been very much on my mind this February. And while love and romance are always common themes for the month, February is also a great time to remember to take care of your heart! After all, a strong …

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All Kids Get to Play with the Igniting Fitness Possibilities Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

With childhood obesity on the rise and outdoor play declining, the importance of physical activity is something that’s been heavily emphasized in recent years. Parents are being made more and more aware of how crucial regular exercise is for their child’s overall health and well-being. And new programs are making it easy for kids to …

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Celebrate Movember by Helping Your Man Stay Healthy with These 4 Tips

November is half over and that means that many of us are seeing a lot more mustaches than usual thanks to the annual “Movember” celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues. From prostate cancer to depression to heart disease, there’s no shortage of diseases that prey on the men in our …

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Join the Nature Valley #RediscoverNature Day on September 20 and You Could Win a Trip to Banff National Park-Giveaway

Growing up in the lush Qu’Appelle Valley on the Saskatchewan prairies has meant that nature has always been very important to me. The unique flora and fauna of the area is fascinating to me, whether I’m throwing seeds from ash trees into the air and watching them spin like helicopters to the ground or picking …

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Gear Up For Springtime Fun with the Nakamura Crxssfire Bicycle and Other Bike Gear from Sport Chek

There are so many things I love about spring, but one of my very favourites is that my boys and I can finally start riding our bikes again. Making sure my boys have the best gear for our adventures is always one of my top priorities so that they’re both comfortable and safe when biking, …

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Snack Healthy and Happy with Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips-Giveaway

I may eat pretty healthy overall, but I still love my snacks! So I like making sure that I have alternatives to traditional junk food in my house when the snack craving hits. Fruit and vegetables are always a great choice, but sometimes I want something that’s crunchy, salty and satisfies my craving for snack …

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Master Lock Keeps Gear Secure While I Tackle My Fitness Goals-Giveaway #LSSS

A few years ago I decided that I didn’t like the concept of New Year’s Resolutions. I found that too often people seemed to set themselves up for disappointment by thinking of a resolution as something that had to be started immediately, and that faltering at any point meant that they had failed. That’s why …

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Beat the Heat! Four Tips for Exercising Safely When the Weather Gets Warm

Spring took a long time coming, but the weather is finally warmer and the season for outdoor activities has arrived! Exercising outside can seem like a no-brainer. When the sun is shining and there a fresh breeze blowing, who would want to be closed away indoors? But hot days bring their own challenges when it …

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Three Tips for Surviving March in Good Health with IronKids and Adult Essentials

March has to be one of the most difficult months to stay active and eat right. After long days of winter, the only thought in the minds of most parents is when the snow will melt, the sun will shine and the stores will be filled with fresh, flavourful fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, in most …

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Get Kids Excited About Healthy Eating with Eat To Win: Classroom Edition-Giveaway

Last year I had a chance to check out an innovative new game called Eat To Win that is designed to help children develop healthy eating habits and learn about nutrition in a fun way. The board games are great for at-home fun but Eat to Win wants every child to have the knowledge they …

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Keep Your Belongings Safe While You Get in Shape This Year with Master Lock-Giveaway

Now that the New Year is here, many people have made getting into shape their goal for 2013. It can be hard to get started but with a little consistency, fitness experts generally state you’ll be looking and feeling better in as little as four weeks. This month, as part of the Master Lock Live …

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Teach Your Children About Nutrition and Physical Activity with the Eat to Win Board Game

I try very hard to make sure that my boys are eating healthy and getting lots of exercise but there are times that that can be very difficult. Zackary and Benjamin have very different tastes when it comes to healthy food, which makes cooking difficult, and have exactly the same taste in junk food, which …

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