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Successful Aging Regardless of age, I think it can be agreed upon that sleep, exercise, and nutrition are the cornerstones to health and physical well-being.  There is an abundance of literature and research supporting the notion that if we neglect any of these three, our risk of morbidity and mortality increases.  None of this is[…]

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‘Social’ Distance Training Exercise online together [on your own at home] We are currently experiencing history in the making.  As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a hold on a global scale, here in Canada, we’re experiencing unprecedented measures taken by the federal, provincial and municipal governments to help mitigate (or, at least, slow down) the spread[…]

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Don’t Worry About the Outcome! While studying for my Human Kinetics undergraduate degree, I was taught and encouraged to implement the SMART protocol when setting short, medium, and long-term goals for my academic and athletic endeavours.  Today, the SMART acronym has various versions, but often stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.  In the[…]

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The SAID Principle There is something to be said about the SAID principle, which stands for specific adaptations to imposed demands.  Essentially, the principle states that the type of demand placed on the body dictates the type of adaptation that will occur (Haff & Triplett, 2016).  For example, if you are a runner and consistently[…]

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