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Smutty Fitness: Getting the runs

April 10, 2014 13:51:49 Posted at April 10, 2014 13:51:49
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Last week I talked about constipation and the effect it can have on your training as well as what you can do to help alleviate the issue. Click here for a refresher. This week I wanted to talk about the other issue. I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been caught more than once panicking to find a bathroom while out on a run or ride, only to be left squatting behind a bush somewhere. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Replacing calories

April 8, 2014 14:16:10 Posted at April 8, 2014 14:16:10
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, Over the last few years I have lost about 55 lbs – and have maintained that more or less for about 2 years (I’ve gained and lost the same 5 or 6 lbs). With my upcoming wedding in late August I have bumped up my exercise and nutrition routine with the hopes of losing a few inches and toning up so I look great in my dress. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Constipation

April 3, 2014 15:08:00 Posted at April 3, 2014 15:08:00
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I am going to talk about something that Lainey likes to bring up all the time but has never been talked about here on Smutty Fitness.  Poop. As a runner and a cyclist, I understand that what is happening down there is very important and diet can play a major role in how a long training day or race unfolds. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The Shame Cycle

March 28, 2014 13:51:02 Posted at March 28, 2014 13:51:02
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hey Hayley! I read your column regularly and decided to ask for your help because I don’t think I can solve this problem by myself.  I am almost 20 years old, and at 5’4 I currently weight 175 pounds, which is terrifying to me.  I have weighted more or less the same for the last couple of years. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Holiday meals and weight gain

March 18, 2014 14:43:49 Posted at March 18, 2014 14:43:49
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I get asked a lot how to stay in shape while traveling and since spring break is here and I am heading off to London and then Ireland to visit and travel with my best friend, I thought it was the perfect time to share how I prevent those pesky vacation pounds from piling on. My first piece of advice is I do not change who I am or how I live simply because I am on vacation. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Weight fluctuations

March 13, 2014 17:06:23 Posted at March 13, 2014 17:06:23
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I’m going to give you a little background on my body and lifestyle: I am a 25 year old woman, 5’7” around 125lbs. I work at an office, so I try to stay moving outside of work. I walk to and from work daily, which adds up to 40 mins/day, walk (at a brisk pace)or run my dog for an hour every weekday evening, and hike/snowshoe/do other outdoor activities on the weekend. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Body Fat Scales

March 4, 2014 16:44:26 Posted at March 4, 2014 16:44:26
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I am confused regarding body fat percentage and BMI.   How much attention should I pay to the numbers and how accurate are they? I had my reading done at the gym on their new machine (the one you stand on, not the calipers), so I assumed the number would be pretty accurate. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: A realistic exercise plan for weight loss

February 28, 2014 14:49:30 Posted at February 28, 2014 14:49:30
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I am an individual who is very overweight (I don't remember a time when I wasn't) and I am trying to become a healthier me (on the outside as well as the inside). I need to lose 100 pounds to be at a healthy weight. In the last couple of months I have done a complete overhaul of my eating habits and am feeling comfortable and confident with that aspect of my weight loss. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Staying focused and motivated

February 25, 2014 15:11:53 Posted at February 25, 2014 15:11:53
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I receive a lot of emails from readers expressing their battles with staying motivated in their workouts and asking me how they can spice things up and prevent themselves from becoming bored with their exercise routine. I just went through a period in December where I had lost complete focus, which is so unlike me as I have had a weekly exercise plan for the past 15 years. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Weight loss for mom

February 19, 2014 15:12:15 Posted at February 19, 2014 15:12:15
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hayley, I'm writing this on behalf of my mom, in the hopes that you can provide some advice that will turn things around for her.  All my life (I'm now 34), I've watched my mom struggle with her weight, going through yo-yo after yo-yo diet in the never ending battle to get to the "perfect" body. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Basic requirements for health

February 12, 2014 15:37:43 Posted at February 12, 2014 15:37:43
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley! I hope this question doesn't come across as "lazy", because I'm genuinely interested in the answer. What's the basic level of sport/fitness that a person should do on a weekly basis? I'm assuming stuff like HIT, training with weights, etc... are all just the "extra" on top of keeping your body in shape (and I don't mean ripped, just fit) and in good health. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Muscle weighs more than fat

February 6, 2014 15:36:03 Posted at February 6, 2014 15:36:03
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley, I booked a beach vacation that is 9 weeks away.  Three weeks ago, I started a major overhaul of my diet and fitness regime to get ready for a week of fun in the sun (in a bikini!).  I'm using an app where I track calories to stay at about 1200 per day (more if I exercise) and have started running on the treadmill 5 days per week (30 min run. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Spring Running Shoes

January 31, 2014 15:52:39 Posted at January 31, 2014 15:52:39
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Spring is around the corner and what comes with spring is the start of what I like to call the running season. Here in Vancouver we have our annual First Half Marathon in 3 weeks which is followed by countless 5km, 10km (like the Sun Run which brings out nearly 60,000 runners of all shapes, sizes and levels), half and full marathons right until the end of the year. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Atrophy

January 28, 2014 14:49:57 Posted at January 28, 2014 14:49:57
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hayley With most of us being so sedentary is muscle atrophy on the rise? How is it reversed? How do you rebuild severely wasted muscle through diet and exercise? What about those people who lose a ton of muscle from starving themselves? How do they gain that back? I'm not talking about any definition, just regular muscle. Full Article