Those who follow our blog know that we have always emphasized the importance of being physically active in order to be healthy. In fact, we have published some 200 articles to date with the keyword “sport”. Some of these were written by kinesiologists who are members of the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation (FKQ), whereby the articles […]
The many benefits of physical activity on your physical and psychological health no longer need to be proven. Exercise helps control the effects of aging including the loss of cognitive function, improves your functional capacities, quality of life and even your life expectancy. So that you can live longer and live better!
Unfortunately for us, bad habits are easy to begin and are sometimes difficult to stop. Here are 5 easy-to-incorporate daily habits that can positively impact your health.
The popularity of collagen supplements has exploded in recent years. Collagen is also being introduced to a variety of processed foods such as protein bars, teas and creamers. There are also foods that are naturally rich in collagen, the most popular of which is bone broth. Collagen is credited with a large range of benefits, […]
We often hear that it is important to have a snack or to eat carbohydrates before a workout in order to have enough energy. But could it also be beneficial for sports performance to train on an empty stomach? Let’s shed some light on this question!
Ketone drinks have received a lot of attention in the media lately for their potential benefits on athletic performance. It has been reported that they have been used by professional cyclists, for example during the Tour de France. Have we found the next magic fuel? The answer is here!
A recently published study suggests that training on an empty stomach improves insulin sensitivity and can therefore help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But is that really the case? Let’s dive into this subject!
These days, there are virtual workouts available at home, a growing popularity of running and marathons, a general encouragement to travel by bike, and large gyms available around every corner, which makes physical activity much easier to integrate into our daily lives. However, despite this new accessibility, certain obstacles can still block part of the population […]
Contrary to what we might believe, meditation is not about stopping our thoughts or emptying the mind. Meditation “designates a mental or spiritual practice. It often consists of paying attention to a certain object of thought or to oneself. Meditation generally implies that the practitioner brings their attention in a centralizing manner to a single […]
Turmeric is an orange-yellow spice originating from South Asia and is particularly popular in Indian cuisine hence its nickname “Indian Saffron”. Its active ingredient, a polyphenol called curcumin, gives it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it can be increasingly found in the form of supplements and in various products. So, should we go so far […]
The low FODMAP diet has been shown to be an effective approach to reduce symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Research shows that 3 out of 4 people find tremendous success on this lifelong diet. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that are partly responsible for the symptoms in people suffering from IBS. For more information, […]