The body is highly adaptive; if you always do the same workout it will stop responding. Eventually, you will hit a fitness plateau. Plus, who wants to repeat the same routine day in and day out? I know I don't. The standard "three sets of twelve to fifteen reps" is fantastic if you have been training for less than six months, you have an injury or if you are prone to injuries. If you are healthy and have a training base of six months or more, you need to mix things up if you want to continue to get stronger and see further results. Try "pyramid sets" – they are an effective yet simple way to add variety to a workout.  

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You have our official approval to walk, run, or workout while watching TV - please present this item to all whom doubt you! Heck, you can even do it in your living room, bedroom, den, garage, wherever you have a TV.  You can even use your PVR to record your favourite shows or use Netflix and binge on a new series.  Go ahead!  You’re approved. Fitness is not some sacred event that requires your total concentration – it will not be spoiled by watching TV.  You can even watch a show on ‘how to deep fry foods’ – it won’t hurt you.  It’s OK.

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You've made an important decision and purchased an exercise machine, whether it's a treadmill, elliptical, bike or home gym. That's great! You've made the commitment to be healthy. An important thing to remember is that you need to make your workout part of your routine so you will keep to it. We all struggle with motivation and getting on that machine sometimes. Here are some tips to help you stick to your workout routine.

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Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that really impact your life, that change everything so quick you don't even understand until after it happens. This is what happened for me. I ordered a Treadclimber and it has now changed everything! Trust me I know that sounds cliche... as I was typing it I thought 'ah really, use any other wording!' But I can't… it really has changed everything!

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Fun Blueberry Recipes

Written By Jennifer Thompson

2015-08-23 2:20:00 PM

August is National Blueberry Month in Canada. Take a look at our blueberry and berry inspired recipes for fun, tasty dishes! You can try the fruit and blueberry chicken salad or the blueberry gazpacho with lemon.

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