Author Archives: Kathi Cameron, MA, RCC

7 Important Reasons to Walk the Dog

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It’s not too uncommon to slowly slide into sedentary behaviors once the honeymoon stage of puppy ownership wears off.  While some dog owners are relentless with their walking rituals, others may lean on the backyard or a dog park to exercise Rover.  Whether it is lack of time, chronic fatigue, or ugly weather, many times   …Continue Reading


10 Considerations When Choosing a Personal Trainer

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The field of personal training and fitness leadership remains a bit of a mystery when one is choosing to hire a personal trainer.  Sadly, there is no law that prevents anyone from hanging a shingle on their door and calling themselves a personal trainer, counsellor, or nutritionist.  Some trainers may be formerly educated and have   …Continue Reading


6 Reasons to Stop Stressing Over Food

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Our food choices are not only very personal to us, but many of us believe so strongly in how and what we eat that it can become a form of nutritional spirituality or religion. Nutritional banter and debates abound; forks over knives or paleo instead of veganism. Interestingly, there is no definitive research to say   …Continue Reading


11 Ways Fat Stigma is Harmful to Our Health

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Although there are some parts of the world that value fatness and the overweight body, North American isn’t one of them.  To be thin in our culture is to be beautiful, successful, professional, smart, valued, and in control of oneself.  The opposite can be said about our beliefs about fat, overweight, and obesity.  To be   …Continue Reading


11 Considerations for Sugar Detox

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Just last week, public health officials stated that, globally, one in five adults will become obese by 2025 if the current trends continue.  While there are many factors that have contributed to our “global obesity epidemic”, from stress and lack of sleep to processed food, it’s also clear that sugar has played a large part in   …Continue Reading


10 Reasons to Stop Dieting!

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We can’t stand in line at the grocery store without seeing the many magazine and tabloid headlines touting the latest miracle diet or superfood. The U.S. diet industry reaps over 40 billion dollars a year and continues to thrive as the North American population loses the battle of the bulge. Interestingly, obesity researchers have clearly   …Continue Reading


12 Reasons Why “Gymtimidation” and Fear at Fitness Facilities Exist

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For those that have a passion for exercise and love the high that only an intense fitness class or resistance training session can deliver, it is hard to fathom that others may cringe at the idea.  It’s a fact that most fitness centers not only cater to a specific population of people, but also have   …Continue Reading


12 Theories That May Explain Exercise Drop Out

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How many exercise drop outs find themselves sitting on the couch, TV remote in hand, wondering what the heck happened to all those good intentions?  Although there is no cure for exercise drop out or a pill we can take to ensure habitual workouts, there are many theories that can help explain why some can   …Continue Reading


12 Exercise Prescriptions for Chronic Disease

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Prescribing exercise for chronic disease management not only reduces symptoms of or prevents disease, but results in many positive side effects.  From stress reduction and the support of immune system health to reduction of blood pressure and cholesterol, when used moderately, exercise can not only support physical health, but positively influence our mental health.  There   …Continue Reading


12 Weight Loss Myths We Continue to Believe

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As long as society rewards and celebrates thinness, there will always be fad diets and weight loss strategies promising quick and amazing results.  There are times when we want something so desperately we will believe anything even if it goes against common sense.  From weight loss competitions to meal supplements, we will ignore what is   …Continue Reading