fitness

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.

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?

How to Handle Stress Better

Giving your body nutritional and supplement support it needs is only part of the solution to be better at handling stress. When you start feeling anxious and stressed out, ask yourself “Am I in imminent danger?”…

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.

Walk and run to keep it fun

With the warmer weather and longer days, many people feel inspired to start running outdoors. The health benefits of breaking a sweat include busting stress, boosting energy and improved mood with the endorphin release; aka runners high. Running can help keep your heart healthy, boost your immune system and help accelerate weight loss.

What would happen if you did what you said you would?

What are the first words that pass your lips in the morning? Are they resentful thoughts about your alarm or words of thanks for the opportunity that greets you with the rising sun? Literally, which side of the bed of life are you waking up on?

When you start each day by acknowledging what is going your way — and recognize how far you’ve come – you’ll see it’s much further than you sometimes think.

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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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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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