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Positive Energy = Feeling Good

One of my favourite parts of working for Purica as a territory representative is interacting with the community at events. This past weekend I had the opportunity to go outside of my territory to represent Purica at an event at Woofy’s Pet Foods in Courtenay.

The 5 Best Barbell Exercises to Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Melissa Tucker - Purica Ambassador

Melissa Tucker
Purica Ambassador

Melissa Tucker, a training coach and one of Canada’s foremost global fitness competitors, is a member of our team of Purica Ambassadors committed to providing you with healthy eating and training tips. Here are Melissa’s thoughts on the efficiency of the barbell, which allows for strength training with just one piece of equipment.

When you’re traveling or have limited equipment to train with, it’s tempting to default to bodyweight exercies, cardio or to skip your workout all together!

That’s not the compromise you want to make if you want to truly reach your strength potential. To do so, you must use free weights.

To help you reach your personal goals, let me simplify strength training so that all you need is one simple piece of equipment: a barbell.

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Purica sponsors AAC nationals

PURICA PROUD TO SPONSOR AGILITY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS AUGUST IN BURNABY, B.C.

…Hosted by Lower Mainland Agility Association, AAC Nationals to bring together hundreds of dogs from across Canada Aug. 19-23 at Swangard Stadium

DUNCAN, B.C. (Wednesday, July 8th, 2015) – Purica has signed on as the Steeplechase Sponsor for the upcoming Agility Association of Canada (AAC) National Championships to be held August 19-23 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C.

The premier competitive event in dog agility and control in Canada, the AAC Nationals are being hosted by the Lower Mainland Agility Association.

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5 Tips on How to Stick With Your Fitness Plan

Melissa Tucker - Purica Ambassador

Melissa Tucker
Purica Ambassador

Melissa Tucker, a training coach and one of Canada’s foremost global fitness competitors, is a member of our team of Purica Ambassadors committed to providing you with healthy eating and training tips. Here are Melissa’s tips on how to stick with your fitness plan.

We all want to be healthy, fit and happy…but it can be challenging to achieve with our hectic lives. Here are five tips to help you start and stick with your fitness plan:

Take Personal Responsibility for your health and fitness. I encourage you to build a support team of good friends around you to help motivate, assist and support you along your journey.

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The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared saunas are a “Hot Topic” in the fitness industry; many health experts promote their use to help the body detoxify heavy metals. Regular sessions can help you to lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, elevate your mood, remove heavy metals from the body, and purify your skin.

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Five FAQs on Health & Fitness

Melissa Tucker - Purica Ambassador

Melissa Tucker
Purica Ambassador

Melissa Tucker, a training coach and one of Canada’s foremost global fitness competitors, is a member of our team of Purica Ambassadors committed to providing you with healthy eating and training tips. Here are some of Melissa’s answers to frequently asked health and fitness questions.

  1. When is the best time to work out?

There’s no right time to exercise. It depends on the individual. You need to listen to your body. Some people feel rough in the morning, whereas others can hop out of bed and do a 10 mile run. I will say if you are new to fitness, you are 80% more likely to build a lasting habit if you workout at the beginning of your day rather than after work when you’re bagged from your day.

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Rookie mistakes – how to avoid making them

I’ve completed over 15 Ironman triathlons, have been a student of endurance sport for half of my life and usually prepare well for my races. But on May 2nd, I ate an entire humble pie and came out of my first race of the season with a sub-par and disappointing result. Even as a veteran, in my preparation for this event, I made some classic rookie mistakes.

Purica and Cory Holly Institute announce partnership

PURICA ESTABLISHES COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CORY HOLLY INSTITUTE

…widely-recognized ambassador of sports nutrition and science Cory Holly will speak to retailers, customers and contribute online and social media content

UPDATE: Find out more about the Cory Holly Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor program.

DUNCAN, B.C. (Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015) –Dr. Cory Holly, the popular and widely-recognized ambassador of sports nutrition, will help many active living Canadians and health food industry leaders better understand the benefits of whole foods, supplements and positive lifestyles as part of a comprehensive new educational partnership created by Purica and the Cory Holly Institute.

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Unplug to Reboot

One of the simplest ways to manage stress in our highly-charged, electronic lives is to literally unplug.

Unplugging to reboot is a good concept not only for the “tired and wired” women going through menopause, but for women of all ages and, for that matter, people of both genders.

Transformations #7

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.”

~ Zig Ziglar

Transformations #6

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

~ Christopher Columbus

How you exercise and what you eat matters

To embrace the hormonal changes that happen during menopause, women can help ease the transition by working on three areas that are within your control:

  • How much you move;
  • What you eat;
    and
  • How you handle stress.

Going through menopause doesn’t have to mean automatic weight gain, nor does it mean your body won’t go through some changes no matter what you do.

Managing what you can and allowing your body to respond to your efforts will help you maintain a healthy, positive attitude about the changes you’re going through.

So here is the deal about menopause: Estrogen is a hormone that works against insulin and cortisol. Progesterone has little impact on insulin but does fight against cortisol.  These two hormones are the reason women have an easier time staying leaner when they are young and are more prone to weight gain and midsection fat accumulation during menopause.

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Heart disease and women – knowing the signs

In a powerful message delivered with humour, popular actress Elizabeth Banks plays an example of a modern day woman coping with the everyday demands of raising a young family. She might even be playing you and the lengths many women with great intentions like you go to be everything to everyone; often even at the expense of their own health. This video shows common symptoms of heart attacks in women that are critical to recognize. Do you listen to your heart? Do you act on warning signs?  Do you protect it? Elizabeth Banks may help you answer those questions.
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Transformations #5

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

~ Joseph Campbell

Transformations #4

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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