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Cool Fitness in the Hot Summer Sun

Edited by: Kiersten Tietz, Sandra Clark, and Emma Plater, MScPT

A lot of changes occur as the temperature rises and we enter the summer months. We spend more time outside, shed a few layers of clothing, and of course indulge in some frozen treats here and there.

In terms of our fitness, we make changes as well; we take our workout outdoors, or spend additional time at the gym in pursuit of our summer goals.

Summer Fruits and Vegetables Made Simple

Summer has officially arrived! Along with green grass and blue skies, summer also brings some incredibly hot weather. During these hot months, nothing beats cooling down with some refreshing inseason fruits and vegetables.

Many of these foods are perfect thirst quenchers because of their high water content, which makes them both a great snack and source of hydration to carry out your day.

A pint of ale, a capacity to create, and delicious spoons!

March is a month full of celebrations, new beginnings, and welcoming the coming of spring.

As children get excited for the month of March, parents may be wondering what new and exciting activities they can do with their little ones. March also marks the coming of St. Patrick’s Day! Here at the HPC, we want to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without any headaches. Make sure you read all the way until the end for one heck of an ingenious way to spice up your next dinner party.

Health for the Holidays - Nourishing Body & Soul

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” - Unknown

During the holiday season, and any time of the year, we encourage you to take a holistic approach to your health by eating intuitively, enjoying your body, and embracing vulnerability.

Let us explain.

Preventing Common Injuries during these Winter Activities

 

When the snow hits this winter, there are many fun and enjoyable activities to do in the snow and on the ice. Many Canadians look forward to traveling up the mountains to ski or snowboard. Others find delight in sledding down snow hills, or having a good ol’ snowball fight. For those who prefer lower-impact activities, they may take some time to go snowshoeing and ice-skating. And believe it or not, shoveling snow is also considered a good body workout.

Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship - HPC

Our Health and Performance Centre and Eramosa Physiotherapy team collaboratively work using an evidence-based model to promote health, implement strategies of prevention and assist in the achievement of personal performance in both athletes and active individuals in the community of Guelph. The Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship provided in collaboration with Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates will offer a comprehensive learning experience and advance the practical skills of the participants to develop leaders in both sport and orthopaedic physiotherapy.

Pumpkins, Red Leaves and Spooky Treats

As the leaves turn red and the weather gets colder, it becomes time for family celebrations and spooky treats! The nutrition department at the HPC would like to wish you all a happy coming of Fall. Whether you’re going out to see the beauty of the maple leaves or going apple picking this season, we’ve got you covered for all of your food-related celebrations. 

Fall Back into Fitness This Fall: Rebooting after a Break

From the bountiful colours on the falling tree leaves to the homemade pumpkin cheesecake pie for thanksgiving and loads of Halloween candy, the fall is filled with numerous delights. In the midst of the festivities, we must not forget to implement and/or get back into our fitness schedules to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Great Food, Great Company, One Amazing Day

From everyone in the nutrition department at the HPC, we wish you and your family an amazing summer!

It doesn’t matter how you plan to spend your summer; whether you’re cooking at home, having a BBQ in the backyard, or hitting those hiking trails, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to stay healthy, safe, and energetic.

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