Shoveling snow and health

I have posted similar information in the past but would like to remind everyone.

In light of the snowfall in Buffalo this past week and the coming storm here in Calgary, PLEASE….Be Careful!! It was reported that 5 out of 7 deaths were due to heart attacks in Buffalo from shoveling snow.

If you have an elder in your family please caution them on the dangers. If you are not physically fit or active daily this can be extremely dangerous. Be safe and be thoughtful. Shovel a neighbours walk or drive, let’s keep YYC friendly and our communities united.

Stay strong YYC!!

Exercise and growing a Mo!

​In honour of Movember, the month of moustache growing and mens health awareness, I have decided to focus on the benefits of exercise and how it helps to grow a thick, healthy soup strainer.
​When we exercise, our bodies go through a number of remarkable changes. Everything speeds up and is done with great efficiency.

Our increase in circulation is one of the greatest, most influential changes that happens. The heart increases in beats per minute, helping to get the oxygenated blood to the working muscles and the skin. Transported with that blood are certain neurotransmitters, hormones, enzymes and proteins that help to build and repair damaged tissue, a by-product of exercise.

The increased circulation to the skin allows for greater nutrient dense blood to help grow that cookie duster to its full potential. Testosterone is also a large by-product of exercise, especially in men. Testosterone helps in the growing of all things manly; muscles, ego and hair, therefore being a key contributor to having that 1970’s Burt Reynolds special.

Testosterone is also responsible for increasing both bone mass and sex drive.

​In conclusion, exercise can help the body with:

  1. decrease in cardiovascular disease
  2. decrease in unhealthy fat percentages
  3. increase in libido
  4. increase in energy
  5. decrease in chances of dying

But more importantly you can boast that ‘nose neighbor’ all around the office if you head to the gym.
Good luck and stay strong YYC!!


As most of us are aware, November is men’s health month and the tradition of Movember is about to commence. I am a 4 year mo bro. I originally started this when my good friend was diagnosed with cancer and lost his battle very quickly.
All of us have been touched by or heard a story of similar content.
If you can support a mobro this November with a donation that would be great. Many, I am sure, have close friends or family members who are participating. If you do not and would like to contribute to the cause, please feel free to donate to this URL.
Thank you and stay strong YYC!!

Healthy in the fall

Now is the time of year when we feel the colder weather upon us. As animals we have a primal instinct to want to put on an extra layer of insulation for the winter, also known as fat. Personally, I get the urge to eat mayonnaise with almost everything!! Gross right? The best way to combat this natural urge is to just be aware of it, embrace it, and then fight it to the death!!! Knowing why you are craving fatty, unhealthy foods is the first step in battle, and the most important one. Remember all the hard training, lifting, cardio, burpees, mountain climbers and burning lactic acid moments and use it as fuel to not take two steps back.
Remember to stay on track, train hard, eat well and drink that water!!
Stay strong YYC!!

Watch out for October workout.

Remember that October is the triple threat month. Between Thanksgiving, Halloween and the whole month of octoberfest festivities it is easy to get thrown off track. Persevere in the face of temptation!!
Here is a quick workout idea for a fast 15 min blast of work.
2 minutes of each of the following.
High knees
Jumping jacks
Crunches or bicycles
Lateral jumping
Then run stairs for the last minute.

Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Stay strong YYC!!