Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Pre-made weekly lunches

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 24, 2013 13:38:34 September 24, 2013 13:38:34
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Hi Hayley! I'm biting the bullet and returning to school full time this fall. I'll be spending my life on campus between classes, labs, and library time. I'm determined to both save money and avoid the temptation of the vending machines. Could you give me some budget friendly suggestions for healthy meals that I can make on Sunday and have for lunch during the week? ___ Do you have a crock pot? If not, go out right now and buy yourself one as it is now your best friend. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Travelling and weight management

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 20, 2013 14:45:09 September 20, 2013 14:45:09
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I’m back from the trip of a lifetime – 3 weeks in Europe for my best friend’s wedding, and I’m ready to get myself and you guys, fit for the fall. Now people ask me all the time how they can stay in shape (or more importantly not get fat) while they are away on vacation. We all know going to the gym is not always an option because do we really want to waste the limited time we have inside a gym rather than seeing the sights? It can be easier to stay fit on some vacations but when you are moving from place to place and spending your days touring, eating the local cuisine and drinking the local wine more often than not, it can be tough to squeeze into your pants upon your return. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Barre Fitness

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 29, 2013 14:54:34 August 29, 2013 14:54:34
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Hi Hayley! After hearing rave reviews from friends, I have started taking barre classes twice per week.  I am enjoying the challenge and the low-impact workout, but I want to make sure that I am adjusting my other workouts during the week to fit with the classes.  Should I continue doing regular cardio? If I am sore after barre, should I still try to fit in strength training in between classes? Thanks ___ Barre classes are a great addition to your already structured workout but it is important that you continue to focus on the many other aspects of health and wellness. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The 1% at Ironman

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 27, 2013 14:01:14 August 27, 2013 14:01:14

The 31st Ironman Canada ran Sunday, the first year in its new location Whistler, British Columbia. Ironman is the Granddaddy of triathlons, consisting of a 4km swim (2.4 miles), 180km bike ride (112 miles) and a 42km run (26.2 miles) and the competitors have 17 hours to complete the entire distance. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Cute Pronation Shoes

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 23, 2013 13:19:50 August 23, 2013 13:19:50
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Hi Hayley I like to run, and building cute outfits in which to do so - you never know who you're going to bump into, right?  (like the really cute guy walking English sheepdog and no wedding ring etc). My problem is finding equally cute footwear for my over-pronation...why do these shoes have to be so boring?  For all other types there are flashy colours and detailing, and as a deeply devoted shoe girl, I have a hard time dishing out the dash appropriate shoes that have zero zest. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Wedding Arms

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 21, 2013 14:22:47 August 21, 2013 14:22:47
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Hayley, I'm a cliché - I'm getting married in a year and want to get started on trying to tone up my upper body. Can you give me some suggestions for exercises targeting shoulders, chest and back - preferably using free weights? My current workouts include cardio (elliptical or treadmill), walking lunges, and some free-weight arm exercises. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Laser therapy

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 16, 2013 14:08:44 August 16, 2013 14:08:44
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Because of my newfound love of mountain biking I am constantly injured and covered in bruises. Two months ago I ruptured my quadriceps on my right leg just a few weeks before my race and I am still dealing with a large hematoma on my thigh. Last week, I added to my injuries by damaging the joint capsule of my right knee, causing it to swell up like a balloon and turn a million shades of blue. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Massage benefits

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 13, 2013 15:29:39 August 13, 2013 15:29:39
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I love your column, and among the many questions I'd like to ask, this one stuck out to me today as I cringed shelling out $$ for yet another lunchtime massage: are there really health benefits to getting regular massages? I practice yoga (vinyasa flow) regularly, and multiple instructors have mentioned massages as part of their health/fitness routine. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Competitive Couples

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 7, 2013 14:17:28 August 7, 2013 14:17:28
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Hi Hayley, My boyfriend and I have been together for years and we both like staying active. However, he likes (and excels) at team sports such as baseball, volleyball and golf, whereas I prefer running and yoga. Sometimes we sign up for events together, like a baseball tourney or a race. The problem is, he is much more competitive than me, as well as physically strong and determined. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Instant Gratification

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 5, 2013 15:13:33 August 5, 2013 15:13:33
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Instant gratification – it is what we are used too these days. Technology has changed the way we live, especially social media and because of this we have become accustomed to the satisfaction of instant results. It seems now that whenever we have to work to achieve something we become frustrated and more often than not we give up if it doesn’t happen right away. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: The anti-Vegas girls’ weekend

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 30, 2013 13:50:34 July 30, 2013 13:50:34
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It’s been straight summertime sunshine for weeks here on the West Coast. One thing that I love about summer is the weekend getaway with girlfriends: packing up the car and leaving the husbands, boyfriends and kids behind (all of which I don’t have) and heading out for some girls-only fun. Full Article