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The Peak Performance Creed

Peak performance in life isn’t about succeeding all the time or always being happy. It’s truly about doing the best that you can with what you have right now.

Cleansing the body through exercise

If you have spent time in a heath food or supplement store — or a grocery store that carries vitamins — then you have likely stopped in front of the shelf featuring “cleanses and detoxes”…

Why Suffer When You Don’t Have To?

If you’ve ever busted your butt in the gym, chances are you have woken up the next morning and skipped washing your hair in the shower because your muscles were too sore to lift your arms. This can also happen if you’re new to gym workouts.

Cheaters Never “Lose”

Cheaters never lose, at least when it comes to weight control. They don’t lose the weight of shame or win in weight loss long term because when you cheat, you’re only cheating yourself.

Get In the “Zone”

You’ve probably heard the phrase “in the zone” or “in the flow.” Ask any athlete and they will agree that there is nothing more fun in life than being in the zone.
When was the last time you were so focused that time stood still?

The Importance of Weight Training

All the motivation in the world won’t do you a bit of good if you don’t have a strong fitness plan to follow. To that end, here are some simple and effective training strategies to follow at the gym to help you reach your goals.

Why Less Is Sometimes More

Sometimes the best way to start a fitness routine is to simply start. Don’t let the well-known mantra of “No pain, no gain” preached by some extreme gym goers or marathon runners scare you away from adopting a healthy, doable…

Armed For Summer

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to tone and tighten your arms to bare t-shirt, tank top and bathing suit season! Here is a great upper body workout that you can do anywhere to get you Armed for Summer!

Home is Where Heart Healthy Cooking is at

It can be difficult to eat right when you’re eating out, ordering in, or eating processed foods. The portions are usually too large and the foods contain too much salt, sugar, and hydrogenated fats. Cooking at home will give you full control over the nutritional content of your meals and can also help you to save money and lose weight, if needed.

Here are 10 Gift Ideas FIT for that special someone

It’s not easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle around the holidays. For anyone who’s making a health-positive New Year’s resolution, the right gift can help him or her hit the ground running. Here are 10 gift suggestions for that special person looking to get fit and kick start their new year

Train Your Brain in 7 Days

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 seven tips from Melissa on how to turn thoughts into positive action.

How to Turn Thoughts into Action

What is confidence? It’s the belief that you are capable, worthwhile and valuable.  It’s an optimism attached to your abilities that empower you to stretch out of your comfort zone and use failure as feedback to be courageous when facing challenges.

Pushing Your Own Weight to Move Results

Getting fit doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re looking to improve your strength, flexibility, and overall health adding some bodyweight exercises to your training routine is a simple, effective and free way to achieve all of the above! Best of all, you can usually do them just about anywhere.

Is it a Cold or Just Allergies? How Do You Know the Difference?

With the change of seasons and temperatures getting colder, Tis the season for runny noses, sore throats and fatigue. What do you do when your co-worker, family or friend shows up with a full-on case of the sniffles, red eyes, a runny nose, and a sore throat? When this happens to me, I’ll ask if they are feeling sick or have a cold.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs

Here’s my nutritional adaptation of one of my favourite books “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” written by Steven Covey.  These seven habits are not new techniques that you’ve never heard before, but they are simple, effective, and will build a lifestyle that will last, rather than a fad diet that you will “fall off the wagon” trying to maintain.

The 30-Minute Circuit Training Solution

We all know how difficult it can be to squeeze in the time to get to the gym with a hectic, on-the-go schedule. However consistency in doing an effective workout program is key to bringing out your best body.

Solution: Try this do-anywhere workout for a great sweat and to whoop your derrière into shape, no matter where you are.

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