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Smutty Fitness: Weight loss for mom

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 19, 2014 15:12:15 February 19, 2014 15:12:15
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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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 12, 2014 15:37:43 February 12, 2014 15:37:43
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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

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

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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 31, 2014 15:52:39 January 31, 2014 15:52:39
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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

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 28, 2014 14:49:57 January 28, 2014 14:49:57
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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

Smutty Fitness: The Perfect Water Bottle

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 24, 2014 15:11:30 January 24, 2014 15:11:30

Water. It is something our body needs. It keep us hydrated, it helps us think and focus, it helps with weight loss, it helps our bodies rid themselves of toxins, it makes our skin glow and hair shine, keeps our muscles from cramping in our workouts and keeps headaches at bay. If you are not drinking water your body will store it, which means you become bloated and the scale is displaying a higher number than you would like to see. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Body composition scales

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 22, 2014 16:09:16 January 22, 2014 16:09:16
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My gym has a digital scale which measures, among other things, body fat and muscle percentage. I'm not driven by the scale, but each January I use its recordings as an assessment and benchmark. I had modest expectations for this year's reading: I increased my gym trips (from 3 to 4-6x/week), lifted heavier weights, completed two distance running clinics and added (admittedly irregular) yoga and Pilates. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The next 45

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 17, 2014 14:01:59 January 17, 2014 14:01:59
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Hayley, In July of last year, after being severely overweight all my life and tipping the scales to the "morbidly obese" side thanks to the BMI calculator (I was 5'1" and 225 pounds, for reference) I decided to finally do something about it and really changed my diet and exercise habits. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The last 10%

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 7, 2014 15:26:51 January 7, 2014 15:26:51
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Hayley, Thank you for all your posts, especially the last two! They both hit home. I have been struggling with setting goals for the next year because I find myself in a plateau stage. At the end of 2012 I was in a major road accident, run over by a truck while cycling. I had a severe pelvic fracture which left me in a wheel chair for three months. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Goals for the entire year

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 6, 2014 14:43:52 January 6, 2014 14:43:52
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A new year brings a fresh start and it always seems to pack the gyms with people trying to make this the year that they get themselves into shape. But why is it, year after year, that come the third week into January the treadmills, spin bikes and free weights are all sitting unused? It is because everyone is expecting too much from themselves and the expectations they have set cannot be met. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Christmas is the right time

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 26, 2013 15:55:23 December 26, 2013 15:55:23
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We have all heard the stats in regards to how much weight we gain over the holidays; some say 3 pounds, some say 6 pounds and some say 10 pounds. All of us fitness professionals have given advice on how to limit the caloric intake over the next few days by telling you to skip dessert, or to have a healthy lunch before your big Christmas dinner or to stay away from the food table. Full Article