Category Archives: Fats

Amazing Alberta Prize Winners


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Congratulations to all teams that participated in the 2017 Amazing Alberta Fitness Challenge!!                     Two team names were randomly selected from the teams that completed the full challenge. Prize Winning Teams (each team member received a pair of sneakers): Weigh to Go: Eliza Xing and Joy Liu Dig Deep: Graham Noble and Angie Jack   A big thanks to everyone who participated!  We are grateful to have so many wonderful members committed to living a healthy lifestyle.  

Week #6 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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NOVEMBER 14 – 20 We hope you’re feeling more satisfied after slowing down and taking your time while eating last week. Now it’s time to give your digestive system some much needed rest and relaxation. This week go 12 hours (overnight) without food each day.  This may take a little bit of planning to ensure you are getting your nutritional requirements in the 12 hours that you do eat but we’re confident that you can do it. Having said that,if […]

Leg #6 – England to Brazil Pit Stop Workout


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This is the final week of the Around the World Challenge. Congratulations to all challengers that have successfully completed every pit stop to arrive here in the final week. Like all of the great athletes heading to Rio this summer, YOU ARE AN OLYMPIAN! In honour of your olympic ability, you will complete a 10-exercise workout, inspired by the 10-event Olympic Decathlon as your final Pit Stop. The Olympic-inspired workout is posted at the Fitness Desk or you can link to your own personal copy, complete […]

Leg #4 – Egypt to Monaco Workout Resources


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During this leg of the race, you rolled the dice at the famous Monte Carlo casino to determine your workout fate. If you rolled 10 or 4, you are faced with a week of wall sits and balance training. For ideas on how to spend your 20 minutes (Tourist) and 30 minutes (Adventurer) of balance training, please click here. If 9 or 5 was your roll, interval training is your destiny. Tourists complete 2 interval training sessions. Adventurers complete 3. Click here for […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #7


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NOVEMBER 23 – 29 Welcome to the last week of Turkey to Turkey! Thank you for working so hard on creating healthy lifestyle habits. Has it made you tired?  No problem. This week sleep 6-10 hours each night. Week #7 Wellness Challenge: Sleep Read the article (below) Sleep 6-10 hours each night Record 1 point on your challenge tracking sheet each night that you sleep 6 -10 hours. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? Humans, like all animals, need sleep, […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #6


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NOVEMBER 16 – 22 You only have to see kids high on Halloween candy to know the effect sugar has on concentration. Last week, reducing added sugar increased your ability to focus. Now, get focused on making a healthy start to each day. This week eat a nutritious breakfast daily. Week #6 Wellness Challenge: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast Read the Article (below) Eat a nutritious breakfast daily Record 1 point on your challenge tracking sheet each day that you eat a nutritious breakfast. […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #5


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NOVEMBER 9 – 15 Welcome to Week #5! You’ve passed the hump and are heading into the final 3 weeks. Feel free to put meat back on the table but your sweet tooth’s going on a diet. This week reduce added sugars. Week #5 Wellness Challenge: Reduce Added Sugars Read the Article (below) Limit added sugars to 36 grams/day or less for men and 24 grams/day or less for women. Record 1 point on your challenge tracking sheet each day that […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #4


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NOVEMBER 2 – 8 This week we continue to quench your thirst for wellness by challenging you to go meatless. Yes, take a step closer to the sun (animals → plants → sun) to maximize your energy. Because of the large amount of the sun’s energy that is lost at each link in a food chain (sun → plants → animals), the amount of energy transferred decreases at each connection. The further away from the sun you go, the less food […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #3


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OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 1 6 Reasons to Drink Water By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD It’s no magic bullet, but the benefits of water are many. There are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water (either plain or in the form of other fluids or foods) is essential to your health. “Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #2


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OCTOBER 19 – OCTOBER 25 You’re doing it, making changes day by day that, like hair growing, may be imperceptible today but will become evident soon. You can be sure of it. No effort is ever wasted. Be calm and keep on. Week 1 provided you with the benefits of mindful relaxation. Now lets turn that mindfulness to the dinner table becoming more aware of what we’re eating in Week #2 of the Turkey to Turkey Challenge! Week #2 Wellness […]