Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

This article about muscle recovery was written by Nate Martins on November 9, 2018. Originally published on HVMN, adapted for use here on Lorieb

The moment every athlete wants to avoid.

POP!

A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes it’s not even a single moment, but rather, countless hours of overuse that leads a muscle to strain or tear.

To…

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Posted 12 weeks ago

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Program

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Program

Have you heard of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Program? This sticker to promote the program was designed by my talented niece Jillian Sliter, just one of many artistic accomplishments displayed in her expanding graphic design portfolio.

St. John Amburlance Therapy Dogs new logo
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs sticker

The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Program was initiated over twenty years ago to help bring immeasurable…

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VO2 Max: Training to Use Oxygen Efficiently

VO2 Max: Training to Use Oxygen Efficiently

Written by Nate Martins • January 3, 2019. Originally posted on HVMN, adapted for use here on Lorieb.

VO2 max (V=volume, O2= oxygen) is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen utilized while exercising. It may seem simple and inherent: you breathe in, you breathe out, you keep the workout going.

The importance of maximal oxygen consumption for exercise and the idea of the VO2 max…

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Posted 12 weeks ago

Men are from Mars

Men are from Mars

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is the name of a best selling book authored by John Gray back in 2012. It is a great communication guide for couples, with the focus on understanding how the other thinks and feels. Far from rocket science, but important in the evolution and success of relationships.

I learned long ago, early on in my 34+ year marriage, how to get my husband to do the…

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Posted 13 weeks ago

L-Theanine: Tea's Amino Acid for Overall Wellness

L-Theanine: Tea’s Amino Acid for Overall Wellness

Written by Jamie Witherby • December 7, 2018. Originally published by HVMN, modified for use here on Lorieb.

In this article, we won’t just stick to why tea is so tasty. We’ll talk about the positive effects that L-theanine (L-thee-uh-neen) can have on your stress levels, cognitive performance, cardiovascular and immune health.

L-Theanine

Tea is coffee’s coy competitor in the cutthroat, yet…

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Posted 13 weeks ago

Modified Keto Diet

Many people (especially us older folks) have a hard time understanding how the popular keto diet can be healthy. Most of us have been warned about cardiovascular disease, so a high fat diet seems contrary to what we have been taught for years. The good news is, there are many versions of a modified keto diet. I have created one for myself by cutting way back on refined carbohydrates like sugar,…

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Posted 13 weeks ago

Salads work on any diet

Salads work on any diet

Are you trying a new diet and having a hard time finding things you are allowed to eat? Most diets, especially the currently popular keto diet, restrict carbohydrates, but salads work well if you include the right kind of carbohydrates.

The good news about salad related carbs is that they contain lots of fiber which means their “net carbs” (what you actually count on keto) are negligible. To…

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Posted 14 weeks ago

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee: Which are You?

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee: Which are You?

Carrots, eggs or coffee, which are you? I love this analogy of personal strength and adversary by an unknown author:

carrots, eggs or coffee
carrots, eggs or coffee

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a…

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Buy Local, Support Small Business

Buy Local, Support Small Business

As a small business owner myself, I am all for supporting and promoting local entrepreneurs. When you buy local, from growers, artisans or crafters alike, you are investing into the economy of your own community. That’s healthier on so many levels.

TruLOCALis such a business delivering their local meat products anywhere in Ontario. Your chosen products arrive frozen in airtight packages,…

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Posted 14 weeks ago

Tennis upsets feature Canadian Bianca Andreescu

Tennis upsets feature Canadian Bianca Andreescu

After (painfully) witnessing the upset of our mens junior hockey team in the quarter finals we Canadians have moved on to a thrilling and unexpected (maybe not to her) surprise in world tennis action. Eighteen year old Bianca Andreescu has been on the pro tennis circuit since 2017, but suddenly bounced into focus last weekend when she defeated Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki in New…

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Posted 14 weeks ago

Laughter is (still) the best medicine

Laughter is (still) the best medicine

I know I have written about laughter before, but I saw this video Marc Cramer posted on Facebook this morning and just had to share…

laughter is contagious!

This video is proof that a good chuckle is contagious, to anyone and anywhere. It has also been proved to be medicinal with its amazingly positive affect…

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Posted 14 weeks ago

Drug Checking Technology Challenge

Drug Checking Technology Challenge

Health Canada is putting their money where their mouth is, asking for help with a drug checking technology challenge. Most of us are aware of the opioid crisis here in Canada and around the world. For more information, please check out the detailed article in the link above. It describes the challenge to discover or modify the technology involved in detecting lethal, potent drugs like Fentanyl as…

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Posted 14 weeks ago

Fat bombs help you stay on a keto diet

Fat bombs help you stay on a keto diet

Are you having trouble staying on the keto diet? Try some fat bombs. They are perfect and portable for a quick snack helping you stay on the keto track. The keto diet is not a quick fix or easy to imcomporate into your busy lifestyle. It can, however, be a successful way to lose weight and inches off those fatty areas.

Fat bombs are made of, you guessed it, fat. The fat in them is the good…

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Posted 14 weeks ago

Writers Write For Many Reasons

Writers Write For Many Reasons

When I tell people I am a freelance writer, I often get “Why did you become a writer?”  Good question.  I have always been a bit anal about grammar and spelling, especially in published articles, stories, blog posts etc.  I don’t mind a more relaxed approach to sentence structure, in fact I quite like when writers write like they talk.  

I guess I like sharing my gift of gab and really love…

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