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Commercial versions of many sport nutrition products are not always the healthiest option. Commonly packed with artificial flavours, refined carbohydrates, denatured proteins and sometimes even harmful fats, I certainly did not want to consume anything that did not put overall health first.
When beginning your “yogadventure,” consider your needs. Are you looking to challenge yourself physically, relax deeply, heal from an injury/chronic medical condition or discover deeper body awareness? The key to discovering your yoga happy place is not to be afraid to try something new.
Meet a dozen Western Canadian Olympians and Paralympians focused on the podium
By Chris Welner
They are Canada’s best. They will saddle up on cycles and horseback, don wrestling gear and Speedos, lace up track spikes and windsurfers — all wearing the red maple leaf and striving for a spot on a three-step box at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. A Winter Games powerhouse that won more gold medals than any other nation at Vancouver 2010, Canada’s sporting culture has undergone a revolution that has percolated into the summer sports arena and sees a brassy target of 12th place overall in the nations’ medal standings.