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  • Performance Running 101

    By Katie Snowden, Physiotherapist | Fitness, Tips

    Do you want to run faster? Are you stuck in a training or racing rut? Have your times recently remained stagnant? Totum Physiotherapist and competitive runner Katie Snowden provides you 3 key tips to improve your speed and performance.   Midfoot / Forefoot Running A tremendous amount of research has been conducted to determine the…

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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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  • 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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  • Nutrition for Long-Distance Runners

    By Dr. Aisling Lanigan | Fitness

    The Sporting Life 10K and Goodlife marathon mark the opening for race season in Toronto. Proper nutrition leading up to and on race day will make all the difference in how the runner feels and in their results. As a 10km-marathoner and triathlete myself, this is an area of special interest to me and I…

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  • Going for a run can be an intimidating prospect in the best of weather. Living in Canada, we are obviously faced with at least a few months of “less than ideal” outdoor running conditions. In this article I am going to discuss running safely and effectively in the winter months. First we are going to…

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  • I am a cardio junkie. I will gladly run for hours at a time, and I truly believe that there is no better way to start a day than a sunrise run along my favourite path. I also have a tendency to avoid strength training at all costs. I am also a physiotherapist who is…

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