Health

Food Allergies & Special Diets

By Jimmy Hartley

  From: Nourishing Traditions pgs. 56-62 For many people, the presence of food allergies and the necessity to restrict food choices present an unwelcome barrier to the joy of eating.  Food allergies afflict a large portion of our population and can cause such diverse complaints as sneezing, itching, arthritis, nervous disorders, concentration problems, insomnia, headaches and chronic fatigue.  More recently, diseases like... »

The Importance of Strength Training as You Age

By Jimmy Hartley

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  The base of any exercise program needs to be strength training. It's the same weather your goals are fat loss, toning, increased endurance, or you want quality of life as you age.  Although medical science has extended life, what is the quality for some, if not most, during the last 10 or... »

GRAINS: They’re Not as Healthy as You Think

By Jimmy Hartley

For years, grains have been touted as a health food.  Full of fiber, B vitamins, along with that "critical" carbohydrate your body needs to survive.  Well, it's what they're not telling you about what's in those grains that are probably making you VERY unhealthy.       Gluten, Lechtins, Phytates, Protease Inhibitors...did you know about these little devils in grains?     Here's the skinny on each... »

Flouride and Your Health (Video)

By Jimmy Hartley

  Calgarians have recently decided to remove flouride from our drinking water.  From all of the information that I have looked at on flouride, I say a bravo decision.  This doesn't mean however, that it could never be added back into our water at some point in the future. Take some time and watch this video from the Flouride Action Network and... »

Quick At Home or Hotel Room Workout

By Jimmy Hartley

If you don't have a gym at home or a gym membership, that should not be an excuse for not getting some exercise in.  Here is a quick workout that you can do anywhere and really get a great body weight... »

Calgary Bootcamp Owner Explores if Fat Makes You Fat

By Jimmy Hartley

There is nothing I like to discuss more with people than the subject of nutrition.  There is also nothing I like to research more than the history of the current dogma that is leaving our society with obesity and diabetes.  Not to mention near epidemic rates of chronic disease, infertility, learning and behavioural problems in children. In the world of nutrition... »

Resource Post For Health

By Jimmy Hartley

Heather and I get asked by many people what are some good books to read on nutrition and health.  Well, I've made this resource blog post for you.  It's probably important to note that we have no financial interest in any of the resources I'm about to share, they are simply outstanding pieces of information.  Some may surprise you and... »

Calgary Personal Trainer Reveals How To Lose Fat Without Doing Hours of Cardio

By Jimmy Hartley

In the last blog post, I explained a laundry list of reasons why you don't want to be doing steady state cardio if fat loss and being healthy is your primary goal.  In case you missed it here it is. I often ask my clients, "who has less body fat, a Sprinter or a Marathoner?" The answer I receive is almost... »

Calgary Bootcamp Owner Reveals The Exercise That Makes You Fat

By Jimmy Hartley

Hey there.  I hope you are having a great day.  I want to talk about something that drives me crazy.  It's one of the biggest conspiracies in the fitness industry. This is probably going to piss a lot of people off, but oh well.  I'm not about being politically correct, I'm about what works and why it does work. Period. Here it... »

Calgary Personal Trainer Talks About Fish Oil, Thailand, and Eating Rat

By Jimmy Hartley

Happy New Year and a healthy and prosperous 2011 to you! Heather and I had a FANTASTIC trip to Thailand.  If you've never been to southeast asia, it's somewhere that you should absolutely experience. We went scuba diving, snorkling, found amazingly relaxing private beaches with basically your own private chef. [caption id="attachment_166" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Heather giving the a-ok"][/caption] We went on a 3 day... »

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