Should You Exercise When Sick?

Everyone gets sick, it’s part of life. We know that exercise is good for our health, though, so exercising when sick is okay, right? Yes, and no! It depends on how sick you are, the type of sickness, how long you’ve been sick for, and on the type of exercise. The body’s immune system is…

Healthy Mind

Mental health is central to why we need to eat well and be physically active. We know that many mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and related symptomatology are mitigated by diet and exercise. The stronger one’s markers of mental health are, the better their overall health rates on the sickness-wellness-fitness continuum. However, there…

Non-Exercise Physical Activity

When referring to energy expenditure through physical activity, we typically think of planned exercise and sports. Going to the gym, a trail run, Sunday morning bike ride, touch rugby and indoor netball are just some of the examples of intentional physical activity. Planned exercise is what we know and have been told to do to…

Cooling Down After Training

There are several components to an effective workout; a general warm-up, workout brief (if you are in a coached session), a more specific warm-up, the working components of the session, and the cool-down. All components are essential. However, most attention is often placed on the former parts of the session. In many instances, only one…