Sports & Activities

A Complete Guide to Curling

April 23, 2012 Sports & Activities

Although curling has been called “chess on ice” it provides more than just a mental work-out. Curling involves muscular endurance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning to play well and improves hand-eye coordination.

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Snowshoeing: Fun, Easy, Affordable

February 23, 2012 Sports & Activities

By Denise Lodge Snowshoeing requires three elements: you, a snowy area, and snowshoes. More than 6,000 years ago, snowshoeing was a means of travelling across vast snowy plains. By the 1600s, snowshoes had become vital to the Canadian fur trade, and to daily winter travel. Now, while people continue to snowshoe for transportation, the activity […]

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Health Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

January 12, 2012 Sports & Activities

By Denise Lodge If you are looking to shed some holiday weight, want to maintain the fitness you enjoy during the summer, or prefer being in the winter wonderland instead of watching it from your window, cross-country skiing is a fun, easy-to-learn option. Cross-country skiing has been a method of traveling over snow-covered terrain for […]

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A Complete Guide to Pickleball

November 18, 2011 Sports & Activities

By Denise Lodge Not all activities are best suited to an outdoor arena, but cold weather does not mean inevitable hibernation. Indoor sports provide excellent opportunities to have fun and be fit, and they do not rely on a particular climate. Badminton, squash, and tennis may first come to mind when you hear “indoor sports,” […]

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Hiking: The Scenic Route to Fitness

October 13, 2011 Sports & Activities

By Denise Lodge Last month, “Golf for Fun and Fitness” focused on the health benefits of golf; among them were the benefits gained from walking the course. This month, we are shifting our focus from walking on the golf course, to trekking some of Canada’s beautiful 9.9 million square kilometres. Hiking is an excellent way […]

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Golfing

August 30, 2011 Sports & Activities

Learn more about the surprising health benefits of golf. Studies show that golfers live on average 5 years longer than non-golfers. Tips are also given on how to prevent golf-related injuries.

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What Type of Yoga is Best For You

June 8, 2011 Sports & Activities

By Nancy Bennett Tied in Knots? Maybe Yoga Could Help Looking for a new exercise routine that makes you feel good and helps to work your whole body without feeling like its been put through a triathlon? Tied in knots from too many frustrating days of an overworked mind and unmoving body? Looking for a way […]

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Dancing- Fitness Infused Fun

March 1, 2011 Sports & Activities

By Kelly Neufeld With the wave of dancing shows that have appeared in recent years more and more people are starting to dance as part of their exercise routine. It’s said that the best form of exercise is the one that you will stick to. Dancing is a fun, social activity that feels like less […]

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Geocaching – an adventure game

August 12, 2010 Entertainment

By R.J. Telford Ten years ago, a new game was born.  But it was launched without fanfare, marketing, or publicity.  That’s because the game’s creator didn’t devise formal rules and he didn’t expect to profit from it.  And, it is because of those founding principles that the game has flourished. So, what is this game?  […]

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The Benefits of Walking for Seniors

March 29, 2010 Exercise

by Cindy Witt The title of the 1960’s hit song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin” by Nancy Sinatra could actually be a modern slogan used to promote fitness. Not only are our boots made for walking are bodies are made for walking! At one point in our history walking was our only mode of […]

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