Category Archives: Exercise

The Top 5 Must-Haves If You Want to Start Exercising

If you haven’t exercised in years, what equipment do you really need to get started? What is optional? What items can be skipped or put off until later? What can be bought second-hand? All of these questions will be answered in today’s post. 1. Comfortable Shoes and Clothes Nearly all of my workout clothing is old,… Read More

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5 Fitness Rules You Should Break

One of the most interesting things about fitness culture is how many different rules there are about what you are and are not supposed to do in order to get healthier. I’ve learned so much about the art of staying fit by listening to what other ordinary people find helpful. There is a lot of fantastic information… Read More

Exercise Makes Me So Hungry

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I don’t mind writing a long post when the topic requires it, but I also think there’s something to be said for conserving your words if fewer will do just as well. My exercise routine was interrupted a few times over the winter due to an injury… Read More

What Cheesy Ghost Movies Can Teach You About Getting (and Staying) in Shape

One of my favourite things to do during a boring workout routine is to watch the kinds of ghost movies on Netflix that desperately try to be scary but end up being predictable and silly instead. The nice part about these films is that they don’t require your full attention. Paying attention to 80% of the things happening… Read More

What Will Exercise Routines Be Like in a Hundred Years?

A new fitness fad comes along every decade or so. There were gentle stretching exercises for ladies in the 1910s, twist dances in the 1950s, aerobics videos in the 1980s, and Zumba classes in the 2010s. (If you haven’t seen it already, this video shows 100 years of fitness in 100 seconds). A hundred years ago, exercise was built into… Read More

Why I’m Giving Yoga Another Chance

Those of you who have been following me online for a while might remember my previous forays into yoga. I’ve tried a few different times now to practice this form of exercise regularly. I love the idea of becoming more physically flexible than I currently am. Yoga seems like it should fit in well with my current… Read More

Rest Days Aren’t Optional

It’s been a few weeks since I blogged about fitness. I stuck to my exercise routine pretty well during the holidays. (My diet, though, definitely had more treats included it than normal). On a recent rest day, I thought about an experiment I did last summer that turned out to be a bad idea. The Experiment  You see,… Read More