Be healthier in 2014 with these “revolutionary” treatments

Be healthier in 2014 with these “revolutionary” treatments

  From the Globe and Mail article on Jan. 5, Fifteen things Canadians can do to be healthier this year, here are two fantastic suggestions by two experts in mental and physical wellness; get outside and walk more! Living a healthy lifestyle is pretty simple stuff.           Try a revolutionary ‘new’ treatment There is a super expensive new drug coming out. It reduces heart disease by 60 per cent, cancer by 27 per...

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Merry, snowy Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!             I hope you will join us on the snowy trails this winter! The snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is fantastic right now in the Alberta and British Columbia Rocky Mountains. The urban hikes in Calgary are great year-round. Come on out for a fresh walk and cup of coffee at unique local coffee shops in Calgary. Check our calendar of events, the winter programs begin on...

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Where to hike in the Rockies and Calgary after the Alberta flood?

Helen Lake Trail, Banff National Park I have been researching trails to hike after the June flooding and thought I would share my findings. The most up-to-date information on where to hike after the flood can be found at this link . It is a wonderful resource of all the post-flood trail conditions in Kananaskis and Banff National Park. Thanks to Rachel for putting this together! Douglas Fir Trail, Edworthy Park, Calgary And for those of you who...

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Snowshoe the Rockies (with the kids!)

Snowshoe the Rockies (with the kids!)

It’s time to play in the snow! Grab your friends and your family,  a duffel bag full of clothes, your backpacks, some snowshoes, a crazy carpet, a shovel (for building snow forts at the trailhead!) and a heck of a lot of yummy food and thermoses of hot drinks; you are going snowshoeing in the Rockies! Snowshoeing is as easy as walking! It’s simply left, right and repeat. There is no skill needed, no technique. But you do need to...

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“Alberta Walkability Roadshow” research missed the big picture and won’t get people to walk more

“Alberta Walkability Roadshow” research missed the big picture and won’t get people to walk more

We have all heard that walking is good for us for a whole bunch of reasons. And in case you have not heard why walking is the best acitvity for your health, then check out one of my favourite presentations on why you need to walk more by Doc Mike Evans. The bigger question is why do people walk? Or better still, why don’t people walk, or exercise, more? Active living, or incorporating activity into your every day, is the goal of all...

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Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls! Hiking the Iceline Trail and ratatouille at Takkakaw Falls

Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls! Hiking the Iceline Trail and ratatouille at Takkakaw Falls

  In Yoho National Park, BC, there is a hike that has it all. The Iceline Trail is a switch-back climb to glaciers, water features spreading across glacier scraped rocks, lakes and views of Takkakaw Falls, Canada’s highest waterfall, pouring off the Daly Glacier. We hiked the Iceline last weekend, on a spectacular blue sky fall day. We’ll repeat this fantastic getaway next summer, on August 23-25, 2013. It will be a lodge based...

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An active cross-Canada summer (with no blogs!)

An active cross-Canada summer (with no blogs!)

I have discovered that enjoying the slower pace of summer means I spend a lot less time on the computer and therefore this is my first blog since June. I think everyone should have a social media holiday. A break from constant updates allows you to focus on the moment without thinking about how to write about it later. My family and I spent 7 weeks visiting the Maritimes and Eastern Canada. When we returned to Calgary, we hung out and relaxed,...

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Rocky Mountain Birthday Cake Hike!

Rocky Mountain Birthday Cake Hike!

I think that a hike that ends with a homemade cake is one of the best hikes ever. My friend Carmen makes THE BEST cakes in the world. This is a 6th year that I have enjoyed one of her post-hike cakes on my birthday, in the mountains. My regular Club Fit Frog hikers start asking about the June birthday hike date in the winter. Yesterday, after a mostly sunny (slightly rainy) hike in the Elbow Valley area of the Kananakis Rockies, we enjoyed this...

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