Zwift Cycling

Zwift Cycling: An Indoor Virtual Cycling Experience

Dayton Kelly If you love to cycle, there is no doubt you have found yourself on a cycle ergometer at some point, grinding away, stripped of the joys of riding outdoors. Rainy days, cold winters, or the simple lack of riding spaces leave the serious rider and beginner alike wishing themselves off of the monotonous

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Is Skiing An Effective Alternative To Indoor Cycling?

Alyssa Bialowas As the days start getting shorter and colder, physical inactivity becomes the new norm for a lot people. Ask yourself this: How many times have you walked straight home after work, bypassing the gym in favour of your warm, comfortable house? Compared to the summer months, physical activity and total daily expenditure have

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Cycling Desks: Good For Your Body & Your Brain

Catherine O’Brien The Problem: “Sitting is the new smoking”. This is a phrase that I heard numerous times while working my last office job. Of course, this is an alarming statement so I made a concerted effort to get up and walk around at least once an hour. The idea that sitting could be as

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Parkinson’s Disease & Cycling Benefits

Catherine O’Brien Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a disease of the nervous system that is characterized by impaired motor function. This impairment can manifest in various ways including tremor, bradykinesia (slowed movement), rigid muscles, impaired posture, loss of automatic movement and impairment of speech and writing ability (Mayo Clinic, 2015). According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation,

Cycling: The Importance of the Long Haul

Paul Stevens Carpe Diem (but in a relaxed sort of way) Moving to a new town, albeit one I was fairly familiar with, I had a few things I wanted to accomplish in terms of keeping myself active while at the same time meeting some new people.  One of them was to continue playing hockey

The Predictors of Longevity You Need to Care About

Living a long and healthy life is a universal aspiration, and with the publication of Peter Aittia’s new book “Outlive”, it has never been a bigger focus. With this has come the realisation that, while genetics do play a significant role in determining your life expectancy, there are other factors within your control that can

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How Overtraining and Undertraining Impacts Hormonal Health

While maintaining a healthy hormonal balance is essential for overall health and wellbeing, it is an often-overlooked component of women’s health. Hormones play a vital role in regulating various bodily functions, including metabolism, energy, mood, and reproductive health. While exercise is known to have a positive impact on hormone health, doing too much or too

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12 days of Fitness: 12 Holiday workouts to crush this Christmas

The holiday period is a time for friends, food, and family. With this in mind, it should be a time of guilt-free fun. However, that doesn’t mean you have to neglect your fitness entirely over Christmas and the new year. Which is exactly why we have put together this article. Enter the 12 days of

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Exercise After Menopause: What You Need To Know

Menopause is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, and with it comes several changes that can affect function. Moreover, the post-menopausal period comes with many health considerations that can have a profound impact on one’s life. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom. See, many of the negative factors that occur

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Has It Backwards: You Should Train Harder After Menopause

A recent interview with Michelle Obama that was published on has been doing the rounds on social media over the last few days – which is pretty concerning. Not because we have anything against Michelle, but because we fear the comments made may be taken the wrong way by the broader health and fitness


How to Workout to Promote Longevity

Exercise is for everyone. In fact, I would argue that exercise becomes more important as you get older. It helps stave off disease and illness, enhances functional ability, and ultimately promotes longevity – which is pretty important for everyone if you ask me. How does exercise effect longevity? Getting older typically occurs alongside a number

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Why people in “Blue Zones” Live longer

It is estimate that between 20 and 25% of your longevity is dictated by your genes – which means that more than 75% is dictated entirely by your lifestyle factors. And while research has given you some insight into how you can alter your lifestyle to maximize your lifespan and mitigate the aging process, they