Natural and Easy Mood Boosters

by Dorothy Sinding

According to common sense, feelings are what cause our behavior. When we are sad, we cry. When we are angry, we rant and rave. However, a large and growing body of research shows that feelings often follow our behavioral choices. In other words, if we force ourselves to smile, we feel happier. And if we pretend to be excited, upbeat and energized, we begin to actually feel that way.
We are more in control of our moods than just the circumstances around us. Here are a few natural mood lifters you can try:

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3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Workout

by Dorothy Sinding

Have you fallen behind on your New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get fit? Whether you have reached a plateau with your progress or have simply lost interest in going to the gym, springtime may present great opportunities to clean up your fitness routine for better results.

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What's the deal with BCAAs

by Dorothy Sinding

BCCAS are comprised of Isoleucine, leucine and valine. Although readily available in a wide variety of foods the highest concentration is found in protein rich animal foods. Seeds, nuts, brown rice, legumes and fortified cereals are plant based alternatives. More often than not training goals dictate an athletes’s menu! Nuts and seeds are both high in fat and calories. Complex carbohydrates are full of fabulous fibre but may cause GI distress.

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