Is it Time To Make a Change? Read This First!
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by Megan Barefoot
3d ago
Change is Hard - Let’s talk Accountability and Support It’s the final days of January when we are realizing that we are setting ourselves up for success this year or maybe there is still work to do. Have you ever thought of challenging yourself or joining a challenge program? Challenging yourself can lead to personal growth and development, as well as a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Taking on new challenges can also help you learn new skills and gain valuable experience. Additionally, it can help you to build self-confidence and resilience. If you set New Years resolutions or even ..read more
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Jumpstart January with a Resolution - Do Resolutions Work?
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by Megan Barefoot
1w ago
The Elusive New Year’s Resolution Myth… By: Meghan Prescott “This year, I’m going to...” It’s that time of year. We’re 16 days into the new year, which means that most people are about halfway through the time they will actually spend staying committed to their New Year’s resolutions. On average, most resolutions last about 32 days. The jokes and memes about this are everywhere because we all know it’s true. So really, these resolutions are a bit of a myth we tell ourselves every year, but somehow end up in the same place, making the same resolutions on January 1st every year. So, if this see ..read more
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Dry January – Yea or Nay??
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by Megan Barefoot
2w ago
Is a Dry January worth the Hype? By: Megan Barefoot Dry January is a movement that encourages people to abstain from drinking alcohol for the month of January. It is often seen as a way to reset one's relationship with alcohol after the excesses of the holiday season and to improve one's health and well-being. Some people choose to participate in Dry January as a way to challenge themselves and see if they can go without alcohol while others do it as a way to support a friend or a loved one who's trying to cut back on their alcohol consumption. Regardless of the reason Dry January is a popula ..read more
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It's January Let's Jump Into Movement
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by Megan Barefoot
3w ago
Tips to start being physically active in 2023 By: Nicole Gibson January is the month where people embark on new health goals for the year, and exercise is often one of those goals. However, it can be tricky to know how to effectively incorporate exercise into your life so that is not just a January trend, but a year round practice. So how does one develop the habit to be more physically active and build it into your daily lifestyle? I will provide some tips so that you are able to achieve your health and fitness goals and maintain them all year. My first recommendation is to find something yo ..read more
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New Year - Resolution or Jumpstart?
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by Megan Barefoot
1M ago
January Jumpstart – Do you Make New Year’s Resolutions? By Megan Barefoot A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to themselves to do something better or change something about themselves in the new year. These resolutions are often related to self-improvement such as exercising more eating healthier or quitting a bad habit. Some people make resolutions to achieve specific goals such as learning a new skill or saving money. New Year's resolutions are often made with the intention of starting the new year off on a positive note and setting the tone for the rest ..read more
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Hating Your Current Diet? - Don't Miss This!!
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by Megan Barefoot
4M ago
A Healthy Sustainable Diet What your diet doesn’t teach you- Part 2 By Nicole Gibson This post is a continuation of a recent blog where I discussed things your diet doesn’t teach you. If you want a recap click here. Diets focus on avoidance- they only discuss what you “need” to exclude- and yet there are many more factors that need to be addressed in order to achieve sustainable weight loss and lead a healthy life. Diets don’t teach about other important lifestyle behaviours that can potentially sabotage weight loss efforts, such as poor sleep or stress management and lack of physical activit ..read more
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Do You Love the Newest Diet Craze? - Read This!!
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by Megan Barefoot
4M ago
Diet?? Fork That! What your diet doesn’t teach you- Part 1 By Nicole Gibson Mainstream diets are everywhere. They have been around for over a hundred years, going through cycles of popularity, with the promise that it will be the answer to solve a person’s weight problems. Whether low fat, low carb, no sugar, no gluten, the focus is generally on what needs to be avoided or restricted. The idea is that certain foods are the only culprit to gaining weight and by avoiding them you will lose weight, simple as that. And truthfully people do lose weight following many of these diets. But what happe ..read more
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Here we Grow Again!!
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by Megan Barefoot
4M ago
Welcome to the Team No Shoes Nutrition Welcomes Nicole Gibson!! This week I would like to introduce the newest member of our No Shoes Nutrition team. Nicole Gibson graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and has worked as a personal trainer in both a gym setting as well as at a Physiotherapy clinic assisting with patients’ rehabilitation exercises. Most recently, she graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant (C.H.N.C). Nicole excelled in school and found her passion! Nicole has be ..read more
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What is Stress Doing to You?
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by Megan Barefoot
4M ago
What is Stress Doing to You? The Effect of Stress on How You Feed Yourself The Effects of Stress on How you Feed Yourself If you have been living on planet earth the last couple years, it’s become apparent that stress levels have grossly risen. We had our lives shaken up and flipped upside down and were expected to put it all back together all on our own. In the meantime, the effects of the stress we have all been trying to balance has shown up on our hips, waistlines and behinds. Long-term stress increases the stress hormone cortisol chronically. This can manifest as cravings for fatty foods ..read more
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How Do I get My Kids to Eat Healthier?
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by Megan Barefoot
5M ago
Family Friendly Health Tips Meghan Prescott and I have been asking our followers to send in questions about their nutrition concerns. This was a question I wanted to follow up on a bit more because I hear this from parents all the time. I would love to be able to role back the clock and start over with some families. It’s hard to believe the kids just woke up one day and refused to eat anything but grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken fingers and fries. How did it get to this point? I know each family has their food struggles so here are some tips to help work around the past and move into a ..read more
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