How To Be Healthy

As a nutritionist one of the first questions people ask me is: “How do I get healthy.” There are so many good answers to this question, so today I thought I would give my top 10 favourite responses. Stop the Junk: The first step on any health journey is to stop putting in the bad things and start putting in the good. This means no more fast food, no more prepackaged processed junk. Instead look to whole foods, “real”…

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How to spot the bread winners

Despite bread’s bad rap, you can still eat it and stay lean. Here’s how to spot the bread winners and bag the best loaf. Sprouted-Grain Bread Most breads are baked from wheat grains that have been ground into flour. Sprouted-grain breads are made from whole grains such as oats, whole wheat, and barley that have been allowed to germinate, or sprout, into the early stages of a new plant before they are ground up. This approach makes bread a…

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Welcome 2018! New Year – New Habits

Welcome 2018! With the dawning of the New Year there is one tradition that we can all expect: New Year’s Resolutions. We have all made them… and we have all not stuck to them. The problem with resolutions is that they have become so closely linked with failure and of not of not following through, that it seems like we are just setting ourselves up for the inevitable. According to Forbes Magazine, just 8% of people achieve their New…

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Smart Carbohydrate Choices

First Things First Carbohydrates have gotten a bad wrap over the years. With the popularity of low carb diets it is easy to get confused. But I am here to tell you carbs are your friends and are a required part of any balanced diet. Why is it so important? Carbohydrates for Energy: Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, especially during physical activity. Carbs are broken down into sugar in the body and then are burned for…

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5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Let’s face it, the holidays are a time for enjoyment and indulgent. A few cocktails will be had along with a few too many calories, we can get back on track in January right? Sure, but there are some simply things we can do some simple things now to help. Get plenty of water Yes we need water to survive, we know this, but there are so many other helpful ways water keeps us healthy. Firstly it will help…

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Women and Weights

Speaking of pervasive myths, this one ranks right up there with the best (worst?) of them. Women should absolutely train with weights! In fact almost everyone should, however for some reason, and unreasonable and irrational fear women have of training with weights, simply won’t go away. In spite of near 2 decades of constant statement to the contrary from the industry, many women still either do not hear, or simply choose to ignore the message of the myriad benefits…

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Don’t Mess With Our Girl! FC’s Very Own Tayler Rose

We want to congratulate our very own Taylor Rose for making it onto Men’s Health Magazine! Taylor Rose is one of our Personal Trainers at Fitness Connections Don Mills Location. “If you needed a little gym inspiration, look no further than these 25 kick-ass women who are absolutely crushing it at the gym. From trainers and pro lifters to amateur athletes doing their thing, these women will make you want to hit the weights ASAP to try out a…

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