Secrets to a Healthy Lifestyle

One of the things that endeared me to Fernie was the commitment to healthy lifestyle that so many in the community had. It may seem that genetics plays a major role in the incredibly fit bodies that so many have, but if you dissect each of these individuals, the biggest trait they have is their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. I have discussed with many clients how to create this in their own lives and here are a few key points that seem to work:

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Oct 03, 2010 in Health

The Melody of Saint-Michelle

A melody rises above the crowded streets of the Hungarian city of Budapest. The year is 1937. Young Yules clings to his mother’s hand, as she drags him from shop to shop. The music grows louder as they approach the Violin maker’s shop. As they walk by Yules stops, enthralled, to watch the fluid movements of the violinist. It was like nothing he had ever seen before. Music seemed to flow from his fingertips, along the body of the violin and out the door, over the many roofs of the city. It was at this moment that Yules knew this was his future.

Posted by Chalice Walker on Sep 01, 2010 in Health

Lentil Enchiladas

At 25 I found Fernie and the home I had been looking for since I left my family home and food became a central theme once again in my life. I had my own kitchen and although it was small, I was inspired to make it my own. Once we decided to start a family I knew I was going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen and it was important to me that it be bright and roomy. Before long we renovated making it three times the original size of our 1950’s bungalow kitchen.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sep 01, 2010 in Health

Back to School Fitness

September is that magical time of year when everything goes from lazy to crazy. The kids go back to school and new routines get developed…bedtimes, homework, and various organised activities are all added to your schedule. So how do you fit your own exercise regime into it all? Here are a few ideas to help the grown-ups out:

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Sep 01, 2010 in Health

Back To School Health Tips

Although my days in formal education have ended, I will always think of September as back-to-school time.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Sep 01, 2010 in Health

The Community Of Camp

For the summer, my life consists of learning through service. I am living at the Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp (CLBC) as part of a volunteer staff that allows this miraculous camp to run, year after year.

Posted by Chalice Walker on Jul 30, 2010 in Health

Sensational Lemon Roll

The eight years that my family ran a small inn and French restaurant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec were instrumental in creating who we all are today. I worked in the restaurant business for many years afterward while travelling around Canada looking for a place to call home and have always loved food and cooking.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jul 30, 2010 in Health

Indoor vs. Outdoor Exercise


Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jul 30, 2010 in Health

10 Things You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a vitamin that has been getting a lot of press over the past year, particularly since some research was published supporting its ability to prevent H1N1. It is an important vitamin to know about, as we live in a northern latitude without much sunlight in the winter and in a culture that has been trained to either avoid the sun completely or to religiously use sunblock.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jul 30, 2010 in Health

Chicken Fun!

There were two fatalities in our family this morning. The second and third this week. My father was sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee this morning as I stumbled in. When he told me the news, I asked what he did with the bodies? He said that he buried them... in the compost. Poor chickens.

Posted by Chalice Walker on Jun 28, 2010 in Health

Tomato Butter Recipe and Local Restaurant news

At 13 my real food experiences truly began when my parents had an offer to move the whole family from Toronto to the Laurentians (north of Montreal) to run a hotel for one of my dad’s business partners.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jun 28, 2010 in Health

Yoga for Men by Heather Stephens

The first day of the ski season is usually followed by sore muscles. Even those of us who have trained diligently at the gym to get ready for the winter season often find muscle soreness after day one on the slopes, though usually for a much smaller duration.

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2010 in Health

Six tips to Feeling Good in a Bathing Suit

Hurray! The season of sunshine, board shorts, and bikinis is finally here! No doubt you are hoping to rock your swimwear feeling the best you can, here are a few tips to help you achieve your goal.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jun 28, 2010 in Health

Peach Pie

When I was nine years old my parents decided it was time for all of us to learn to ski. We spent a few weekends driving around the Collingwood, Ontario area north of Toronto looking for a ski chalet. We fell in love with a quaint little chalet at the foot of a small ski resort called Talisman. Like many families from the city we would leave every Friday night and spend the weekends in the country. My brother, sister and I spent whole summers there with our mom while dad continued to commute from the city on weekends.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jun 01, 2010 in Health

Quick and Easy Stretching Routine

Stretching is one of those things that most people acknowledge they should do more of but very often don’t get around to doing. I have found over the last 12 years as a trainer that the most effective stretching routines are the easiest ones to do. Here are some guidelines to a quick and easy stretching routine to help keep you mobile and pain free.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jun 01, 2010 in Health