Think OUTSIDE The Box: Family Friendly Outdoor Activity Ideas

Written by Team Optimity (3 min read) "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt." — John Muir Summer is here and it’s time to GET OUTSIDE! After a long year of hibernating through interim lockdowns, it feels great to finally slip-on shoes, a light jacket and skip out … Continue reading Think OUTSIDE The Box: Family Friendly Outdoor Activity Ideas

Get Active Outdoors This Summer

Written by Leila Dale (3 min read) Moving your workout outside this summer may increase the amount of physical activity you do, without you even realizing it! Research has shown that people who exercise outdoors did significantly more moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity than those who only exercised indoors. As mentioned in my previous post, being … Continue reading Get Active Outdoors This Summer

Building Muscles with Resistance Training

Written by Leila Dale/Brannavy Jeyasundaram 3 min read I have thick curly hair and while it can be glamorous, it takes some serious muscle to detangle it. The other day, when I was running a comb through my locks I had to take a 5-minute pause because of the burn in my upper-arm. It was … Continue reading Building Muscles with Resistance Training

Marathon Training for Beginners

Written by Yuki Hayashi 2 min read I surprised myself the day I decided to run a marathon. It was 2012, and all I can say is: Runner’s World magazine does a darn good job promoting the running lifestyle. An article on the world’s most scenic marathons got me hooked on the idea of attempting … Continue reading Marathon Training for Beginners

7 Ways to Stay Strong and Healthy as We Age

Written by Team Optimity 2 min read Fact: Canadians are living longer than ever before. Another fact: Older people are still experiencing age-related health complications at a similar age of onset as the previous generation. Lesser-known truth: While people are living longer, they are living longer with underlying health complications.  The health problems older people … Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Strong and Healthy as We Age