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Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Get better at pushups

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 5, 2014 14:20:27 December 5, 2014 14:20:27
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Hi Hayley, I cannot do a pushup on my toes and I don't think I'm alone. I am a fit person that exercises 5-6 times a week with a combination of weight lifting, running (easy, speed work, hills, tempo, and long runs), and swimming. I am not a petite person (5'10" 175lbs) but this shouldn't stop me from being able to do great pushups. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Late night cravings

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 4, 2014 15:13:53 December 4, 2014 15:13:53
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Hi Hayley.  I'm a grazer, I don't eat a lot at one meal, but I'm constantly eating little bits.  An hour or two after a pretty healthy dinner, I'm hungry again.  I know that eating before bedtime isn't great for you, and usually I'm on track calorie wise until then, but then it's all over and I end up eating ice cream or a big bowl of sugary cereal. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Fitness Gifts 2014/15

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 28, 2014 15:35:22 November 28, 2014 15:35:22

It is that time of year again where we start thinking about what we are going to get the fitness-obsessed friend, sister or girlfriend (ladies, pass this article along to your partners) in our lives for Christmas. Here are my five favourite must-haves for 2015, all ranging in price and function. And trust me, if you are at all into fitness as well as looking good while being fit, these items are essentials. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: It’s not about The One

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 27, 2014 16:27:17 November 27, 2014 16:27:17
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In the world of health and wellness there is always a new fad attempting to tell you that if you do a particular exercise, or eat a certain supplement, or cut a specific item out of your diet, all of your weight loss struggles will be solved.    The problem with the fitness industry is everyone is trying to make a dollar or two, and if they can convince you that their product or their way is the best, then perhaps you will convince all of your friends the same thing and then they will convince all of their friends as well. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Winter Workout Reminders

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 26, 2014 14:59:35 November 26, 2014 14:59:35
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It is that time of year again where the days become shorter and colder and there are a few essential things you need to be reminded of in order to survive your winter workouts. The first, and most important, piece of advice that I have for you is change out of your workout clothes immediately after your workout. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Holiday Coffees

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 21, 2014 15:26:10 November 21, 2014 15:26:10
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It is that time of year again, when holiday themed coffees are everywhere. I know I look forward to my local coffee shop becoming decorated for the festive season, but it seems each year this happens earlier and earlier, and with my peppermint latte addiction, I need to be careful. I am never one to tell you not to have anything or to deprive yourself of your favourites treats, but moderation is key and I preach time and time again that you CAN have it all, just NOT all the time. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Pedometers

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 20, 2014 16:24:07 November 20, 2014 16:24:07
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Hello Hayley, How do you feel about pedometers? I would like to invest in a good one but I am on a budget. L ___ I am a pretty simple person and the only technology I have in my life is a smart phone, an apple TV and a laptop. I have never been into strava, or Garmin or other forms of GPS monitoring and I don’t have a cadence meter or speedometer on my bike. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Binge exercising

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 14, 2014 15:43:01 November 14, 2014 15:43:01
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Dear Hayley, I'm 27 and for a long time, I was a yo-yo dieter. I struggled with binge eating, and would also go through long stretches where I'd become obsessed with eating healthy and exercising and would lose 25 pounds. And then gain it all back a few months later. A year and a half ago I lost 15 pounds and 2 dress sizes by lifting and eating healthy. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Foam rolling

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 6, 2014 15:00:51 November 6, 2014 15:00:51

Hi Hayley! I recently started jogging. I am, very much, the definition of a couch potato. I was never an active child, and I've spent years of my adult life alternating between a very sedentary lifestyle and taking up certain activities just to get bored with them after a few months. But now I've realized that at my age (late 30s) I need to make an effort, and certain lifestyle changes (becoming a freelancer and being able to set my own schedule, for example) and wake-up calls (sick relatives, realizing that looking young for my age just gives me an excuse to not change bad habits) have motivated me to make healthier choices and adhere to them. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: The least amount of running

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 30, 2014 15:04:39 October 30, 2014 15:04:39
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Hi Hayley, I'm thinking of signing up for a full marathon in May of next year. My goal is to finish in under 4:30. What's the least amount of running I can get away with to reach this goal? A bit about me: I'm in fairly good shape. I currently run 2-4 times a week (mostly 30-40 minute HIIT workouts on the treadmill), I will sometimes (but very, very rarely) go out for a long run - maybe up to 15-20km), spin a couple times a week, lift weights a couple times a week, and go to various boot camps 2-3 times a week. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The ideal fitness time

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 29, 2014 14:05:31 October 29, 2014 14:05:31
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Hi Hayley I used to be an avid early morning exerciser but lately I just can't seem to drag myself out of bed in time no matter how early I go to sleep (read: two kids, hubby, full time job, etc.) I'm starting to wonder if I should just shift my workouts to the evening after the kids are in bed (around 8PM). Full Article