Are you sedentary? Are you one of the millions of Canadians who spend 10 or more hours a day seated? If your answer is yes, you need to fix it! Sedentary behaviour is not the same as physical inactivity. You can exercise and still engage in sedentary behaviour. If you run or weight train one… Continue reading The Walking Program for Ironmen and Couch Potatoes.
Author: Kyle den Bak
The Five P’s of Kettlebell Training
We’ve become so concerned with how much we move that we’ve forgotten to ask ourselves how well we move. In “chasing the burn” and falling for exercise fads, we’ve forgotten that there is pleasure in moving well.
Minimalist Workouts, Maximal Results
Too much variety is keeping you from the focus and repetition necessary to make progress. Simplify!
How to W.I.N. at Life.
It’s not easy to leave things on the cutting room floor. But unless we have the courage to focus on what we want, we aren’t likely to succeed.
You Might Be Wasting Your Time With Diet and Exercise
There are many things you could try if you want to be healthier. You could decide to eat a salad every day, drink more water, get to bed earlier or take a fitness class. Given 5 minutes, you could list dozens of possibilities. But too many options cause a kind of paralysis. There is always… Continue reading You Might Be Wasting Your Time With Diet and Exercise
Hard(ly) Work(ing) – Why a Lazy Streak is the Key to Success in Sport and Life
I don’t believe success is achieved in a Rocky Balboa montage of blood, sweat, and tears. The path to success is far more sober, humane, calculated and consistent over time. Patience. Long term focus. Consistency. Little by little. Progressive. Stress management. Rest and recovery. Most people will read these words and agree that they are… Continue reading Hard(ly) Work(ing) – Why a Lazy Streak is the Key to Success in Sport and Life
Save Time and Get Fit! The Beginner’s Guide to Run Commuting
Running long distances as fast as you can requires commitment. In the build-up to my sub-three-hour marathon in 2014, I learned that a fast marathon meant putting in miles. Lots and lots of them! That year, I put in many 130 kilometer weeks. Over the course of the year, I ran over 5,000… Continue reading Save Time and Get Fit! The Beginner’s Guide to Run Commuting
Sugar and Spice: Ginger Cafe Review
Ginger Cafe is a delicious blend of culture and cozy just out of Ottawa Reviewed by Kyle den Bak and Jane Kearnan of PlantKind The best restaurants aren't just places to eat, but places that engage all the senses. To become favourites and household names, they must bring together great food, interior style and ambiance,… Continue reading Sugar and Spice: Ginger Cafe Review
Back To Basics: Keeping your Health Resolutions
You're told to "think big". Set big goals, "the sky's the limit!" Well, I'm here to tell you to think small.
Tropical Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
“Inflammation is the enemy of the athlete!” Anyone who has trained with focus and intensity for an athletic event knows that the faster you can recover from your training session, the sooner you can train hard again. Being able to train more intensely and consistently is the secret to better performance.