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  • I saw someone recently who I hadn’t seen in five months.  I was surprised at how well they looked in comparison to when I had last seen them.  In between the two meetings, they had retired.  Their job had been very stressful and they were now truly enjoying retirement.  It got me thinking about how damaging the effects of chronic stress (elevated cortisol levels) can be on our health and it [...]

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    Episode #017 - Professional Athletes Choice - Matt Nichol

    Matt Nichol is a veteran Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 20 years of field experience. Professional athletes from the NHL, NFL, CFL and KHL seek out his expertise as well as athletes from virtually every professional and Olympic sport. He received his Bachelor of Education degree (Kinesiology/History) from McGill University and his Masters of Kinesiology & Masters in Coaching Theory [...]

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    Watermelon Balsamic Salad

    I’ve had this watermelon balsamic salad a few times and I love it! With this warm weather this salad makes for a wonderfully refreshing, tasty and healthy meal. This recipe serves 4-6 people and takes about 20 minutes to prepare. I've make a couple of modifications to the recipe that I feel enhance what is already awesome. Ingredients 4 - 6 cups of watermelon cubed 1/3 of a red onion [...]

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    Episode #016 - Major Leagues Chiropractor - Dr. Brett Winchester

    Dr. Brett Winchester is the team chiropractor for the Major Leagues St. Louis Cardinals. He is the owner Winchester Spine & Sport where he practices plus he teaches around the globe. In 2015, he lectured in six countries conducting 30 seminars for doctors, students and therapists. Dr. Winchester also teaches at Logan University and its College of Chiropractic, the Motion Palpation [...]

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    Overtraining

    Overtraining is exercising so much it exceeds the body’s ability to repair and regenerate.  This can be from too much exercise, especially repetitive exercise, or from repeated periods of very strenuous activity, common in competitive athletes.  The problem with this type of overtraining is that it actually leads to lowered performance.  People often overtrain when coming off an injury as [...]

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    Episode #015 - Why Punishment Doesn't Work - Allison Rees

    Parenting expert Allison Rees discusses why punishment doesn't work for children and what to do instead. She has been teaching parenting courses since 1993. Many professionals and parents attend these courses in Victoria through word of mouth alone.  Her LIFE Seminars has become one of the largest and longest running parenting programs in the world running for over 30 years with an average of [...]

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