Category Archives: Physical health

Getting your fitness groove back

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faire de l'exerciceIn a perfect world, everyone would maintain their fitness routines year in and year out. But the reality is that life gets busy, responsibilities weigh you down or your exercise regime gets stale. Before you know it, you’re making monthly donations to the gym or have dust gathering around your walking shoes.

If this sounds familiar, don’t despair! Everyone has ebbs and flows in their level of motivation and getting back doesn’t have to be as daunting as it first may seem. The first and most crucial step is finding your compassion. Whether it’s been two weeks or two …

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So you think you can exercise: why you need to listen to your fitness coach

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By Alexandra Torrie


Have you found yourself at the gym and wondering if you’re doing an exercise correctly? Have you been doing the same type of workout for years and don’t So you think you can exercise know how to take it to the next level? Or maybe you want to start a fitness routine but have no clue about the basics.

Many people get comfortable in the same workout routine, not knowing where to go or what their options are. Lucky for us there are people out there who can help with exactly that: Certified Fitness Trainers. Let’s look at how your Fitness Coach at Shepell can help you reinvent your exercise experience.

  • When you’re lacking the knowledge you need to succeed:
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Wellness trends

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The past few years have seen rapid advancements in personal technology, wellness trends
bringing increasing efficiency and ease to all arenas of living. With a touch of a button we can shop from the comfort of home, keep in touch with old friends, and effortlessly navigate new cities as if they were our hometowns. Even more recently, workplaces have begun to implement some of these technologies to improve employee mental and physical health, effectively increasing productivity as well. Let’s take a look at some of the ways technology is revolutionizing personal and workplace wellness.

Physical health tracking

Many companies are beginning to offer their employees access to programs that support their physical as well as their mental health. An example of …

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Beating gym anxiety

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By Alexandra Torrie


The first time I walked into the gym at my university, my heart was Doing exercisepumping, my palms were sweaty, and I had the urge to run, however none of this was due to exercise. Instead, I was feeling anxious in a new environment, new machines, and a lot of fit people! I didn’t want to stand out and most of all I didn’t want people to judge me.

Joining a gym is a great first step to a healthy lifestyle, however if you’re walking in there with insecurities like I did, it can be one of the hardest parts of the whole process. I never liked the idea of working out with others around me; I felt …

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Your obsession to know if you are sick can actually make you sick [Infographic]

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Female_computerIn our digitized world, hypochondria has transformed into cyberchondria: an obsession over online health information as a means to identify and self-diagnose physical or mental conditions. Many cyberchondriacs are fervent believers in the power of web search engines to return accurate, well-informed health data, so much so that an astounding 35% of U.S. adults use the information they find online to self-diagnose. Unfortunately, cyberchondria is a potentially dangerous and slippery search slope: we may start our search feeling sick with worry over a newly detected lump, but end it by worrying ourselves sick over the returned search results.…

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