Author Archives: Anna Fleet

How to Yoga in Life from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

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Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Toronto Yoga Show. If you regularly read this site, you know how much I love yoga. I’m not only a certified yoga teacher, I also attribute my daily practice to saving my life time and time again. So obviously three-days jam-packed with a mix of   …Continue Reading


8 Ways to Plank Like a Rockstar!

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Forget the crunches! If you want rock solid abdominals then you should be all about the plank. As far as exercises go, you get the best bang for your ab-rocking buck with planks because this single hold is all about building “isometric strength”, which refers to strength building exercises where you hold a move by contracting your muscles   …Continue Reading


6 Health Reasons to Show Some Love this Valentine’s Day

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Today is the final day of January. And you know what that means? Love is in the air as couples gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Regardless of if you’re in a relationship or single this holiday, there are some serious benefits to feeling the love and spreading the love beyond giving   …Continue Reading


Infographic: How Office-Friendly Plants Reduce Stress and Deter Illness

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Considering the amount of time most of us spend at work, your office can literally be your home away from home. However, your work space, meaning the physical environment, can impact your stress level, happiness, and health either positively or negatively. However, small changes to your direct office space can add aesthetically pleasing elements, as well as benefit   …Continue Reading


6 Reasons Not to Exercise Today

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In a world where so many health experts often point fingers at our excuses for why we can’t exercise, it might be strange to read this article title. However, we’re not talking the regular frivolous excuses for skipping a workout—such as “I’m just too busy” or “I can’t miss the double episode of the bachelor   …Continue Reading


Creamy, Chunky, Topped with Jelly: 6 Facts for National Peanut Butter Day

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T00-dah is nauh-tion-all-pee-nut-buh-ter-daaaaaaaeeee…sorry, I had something stuck to the roof of my mouth. Today is National Peanut Butter Day! January 24th is a day where we can indulge in the sticky, lip-smacking, crunchy vs. smooth debate while we eat peanut butter rice krispy treats all day long, but hey, those are just my plans. How will   …Continue Reading


Goats! Cats! Dogs! 5 Reasons Why Animals Enhance the Yoga Experience

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This past summer, I drove out to a lavender farm just outside my city to do some yoga. What was unique about this experience wasn’t my doing yoga out of doors. I regularly did sun salutations at the beach on my summer vacation, and even with friends in my backyard. What truly set this yoga experience   …Continue Reading


10 Ways to Enjoy Hot Tea Month in January

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It’s cold outside in many parts of the world, so perhaps tea is already a cozy part of your daily regimen. Thankfully, January is National Hot Tea Month, in Canada and the U.S., which gives us good excuse to warm your health and home.  Here are ten lovely ways you can sip your favorite brew in celebration   …Continue Reading


8 Things New Runners Should Be Ready For

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It doesn’t matter if you got a pair of nifty new sneakers for Christmas and just took up running, or if you just ran your 26th half marathon—we all started out somewhere, and by that I mean every new runner learns similar lessons along route. Some of these little nuggets of wisdom are positive (i.e.,   …Continue Reading


21 Fascinating Things About the Heart

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How often do you think about your heart? I’m not asking about much you love your spouse, your kids, or your dog. I’m talking about the inner workings of one of your bodies most precious organs. In all likelihood, you probably don’t think about your heart often enough, and neither do I, yet this vital “pump” is   …Continue Reading