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  • A Runner’s Smoothie

    By Tara Postnikoff, Reg. Sports Nutritionist | Fitness, Resources, Tips

    Try this recipe for an excellent source of energy – ideal to pair with running and other distance sports. Let us know what you think.   1 scoop of your favourite protein powder protein is critical for repair of muscle tissue. 1 beet beets add amazing colour, but have also been shown to contain a…

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  • Nutrition for Runners, Part 1: Consistency Matters

    By Tara Postinkoff, Sports Nutritionist | Fitness, Tips

    If your diet is horrible on a day-to-day basis, then you can’t maximize your training performance, and thus your race results will suffer. Starting a running program requires extra attention to good foods day in and day out, due to the extra demands you are placing on your body. Your muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, blood…

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  • In a recent CityLine appearance, Totum chiropractor Stacy Irvine shared the latest trends in workouts, discussing everything from weight lifting to body art.

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  • In January, Totum chiropractor Stacy Irvine made a guest appearance on CityLine to explain how to incorporate cardio, strength and mobility into your workout and why all three are important.

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  • We all know that the leg bone connects to the hip bone, but did you know that your primary hip bone also connects to your diaphragm? Diaphragm 101: The diaphragm is our primary breathing muscle. It is a dome shaped muscle situated at the bottom of the rib cage that functions by depressing downward like…

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  • The joy of running is that it’s easy to throw some shoes on and go for a run! We all know how to run (even when some of us look goofy doing it), but should we all be running? As a physiotherapist, there are a few things that I always assess when I see a…

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  • That statement is so true. Every so often, it is tough to maintain the energy that existed when you started your new routine. Even dedicated folks have the potential for a funk. Whether it’s a lack of sunshine, work stress or just not enough positive energy around you, sticking with your plan can be a…

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  • When it comes to motivation, most of our barometers are running pretty high at this time of year. Imagine what we could achieve if we could harness that same drive all year long?! Here are a four tips to keep you on track beyond the resolution season. 1. Find The Right Gear With those shiny…

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  • Have you signed up for gym membership or consulted with a nutritionist to kick off your 2016 fitness goals? Awesome! You’ll soon be feeling strong, svelte and generally more fabulous. Yes, I have absolute faith you can do it. But be warned. Achieving success in the gym can wreak havoc on your closet! As a…

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  • Our good friends at Precision Nutrition are always putting out well researched, solid information on, you guessed it, nutrition. This article is an excellent read on some more practical reasons why fat loss is so important for those carrying too much. This is timely given how many people are in resolution mode. If the snippet…

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