Corrie is an ISSA-certified PT, fitness blogger, fiction-lover, and cat-mom from Ontario, Canada. Visit her website, thefitcareerist.com
5 Ways “Green Exercise” Improves Health and Happiness
Intuitively, I’ve always suspected that the great outdoors was good for my health. Whenever I feel stressed, the urge to get outside for some fresh air is overwhelming; it’s incredible how even a 10–15-minute walk can turn my day around. Chances are, you have similar anecdotes on the soothing and refreshing effects of nature.
Helping Make Fitness Stick
In my early thirties, I had a strained relationship with exercise. One might go as far as to say we were not on speaking terms. But I was also uncomfortable with how out of shape I was. I longed to lose weight and be “skinny and attractive.”
Curable App Review: Can This App Really Relieve Chronic Pain?
I’d been suffering from migraines for years, but they became an increasingly debilitating problem in 2020. I went from having one every couple of months to two or three per week, with some lasting up to two days.
7 Impressive Reasons to Eat Kiwis Every Day
The term “superfood” gets thrown around a lot these days. Chia seeds, berries, coconut oil, avocados, kale, and many others have all claimed the title at some point over the years. And while these foods certainly have some great health benefits, there’s also a lot of hype.
I Burned 1000 Active Calories Per Day for a Month, and This Is What Happened
One frequently asked question I see on the internet is: How can I burn 1000 calories a day? The truth is, there are millions of activities that can help you burn 1000 calories a day. But I think there are more important questions to ask first. Like: Is burning 1000 calories a day sustainable? Or is it a one-way ticket to Binge Town and Injury City? Is setting such a goal helpful or counterproductive to reaching your health and fitness goals?
5 Writing Exercises To Cope With the Loss of a Loved One
When my dad passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, I returned to work the following week. My boss told me I should take more time off, but I told him I didn’t need it. Of course, this wasn’t true, no matter how much I wished it was. I was devastated, but it was easier to busy myself with work than to deal with everything I felt.
3 Crucial Food Swaps That Helped Me Lose the Last 5–10 lbs
It was about four years ago when I made a goal to lose 25 lbs. Surprisingly, I lost the first 10 lbs pretty easily. By walking every day and making more sensible food choices, the weight just came off within a few months without me needing to do much else.
4 Weird and Wonderful Ways That Exercise Makes You Happier
Last week, I wrote an article about learning to enjoy hard exercise. I realized after I published it that although I knew how it was possible, I didn’t know why. What exactly is the science behind a fitness nut’s compulsion to exercise? I knew that it was about way more than losing weight or looking a certain way. On the contrary, those things became less and less important to me as I fell more deeply in love with exercise.
The “Quasi-Keto” Diet: How I Benefit From Keto Without Going Into Ketosis
As a rule, I am not a fan of strict fad diets because they aren’t sustainable or necessary for most people. The keto diet is no exception. However, over the past year, I’ve added several keto recipes to my menu because they still have some beneficial qualities that help me reach my fitness goals.
Can You Dance Your Way To Fitness?
I went through a bit of a “fitness slump” in the spring of 2020. Part of it was due to the pandemic, and part of it was because I was experiencing a busy season at work that I unwittingly put ahead of my health. I’d also been stuck in a weight-loss plateau for months and felt a bit uninspired in general.
How to Make Calorie Counting Suck Less
I’m not going to sugarcoat it: calorie counting kind of sucks. The process of tracking every morsel you eat with measuring cups and food scales is the very definition of monotonous and time-consuming. It’s so annoying that at the start of my weight loss journey, I tried to hack it by “eyeballing” my portion sizes at mealtimes.