Owner's Commitment to Winning

Owner’s Commitment to Winning

The owner’s commitment to winning says it all. Another top player is leaving the Ottawa Senators. It was just announced minutes ago that Mark Stone was traded to the Las Vegas Knights. Stone is the third player within the last week to announce they are leaving, with Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel the two other players that the Senators will miss terribly. The three rack up the majority of the…

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Posted 15 weeks ago

Money doesn't grow on trees

Money doesn’t grow on trees

How many of you heard your parents say “Money doesn’t grow on trees” when you were a kid? Well, my grandkids know, as apparently does Fisher Price, that money comes from a bank.

money in the bank
ATM front

This particular banking machine is a toy made by Fisher Price that we received over 25 years ago, when our eldest son was a toddler. It looks like a two sided ATM, with plastic coins and “dollar” bills.

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Posted 17 weeks ago

Overload Principle: Training with Purpose

Overload Principle: Training with Purpose

This article by Nate Martins was originally published on HVMN, adapted for use here on Lorieb.

How do you know you’ve hit a plateau?

Have you trained for countless hours with sparse results? Strict dieting with little to show for it? Strength training without the ability to increase weight? When was the last time you hit a PR, anyway?

Plateauing happens to athletes at all levels. It’s…

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Posted 17 weeks ago

Autism announcement controversial

It always amazes me at how controversial political announcements can be. The recent autism announcement (February 6th, 2019) by the Ontario PC party is such an example.

How can proactively addressing 14 of the 19 improvements suggested by the Ontario Autism Coalition be a bad thing? This announcement should be received as offered, instead of letting politics and rumors sway opinions.

The…

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Posted 18 weeks ago

Lectins: toxic proteins or revolutionary research?

Lectins: toxic proteins or revolutionary research?

Although lectins are proteins, they are not as good for us as one would think. They are beneficial in plants as they keep insects (kind of like a defence mechanism) away and contain nitrogen which is essential for plant growth. In the human body however, lectins can be toxic!I

The reason lectins cause us so much grief is because they are incredibly sticky and therefore cannot be digested…

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Posted 18 weeks ago

Running Motivation: tips for runners at every level

Running Motivation: tips for runners at every level

Originally published on HVMN by Nate Martins, adapted for use here on Lorieb

You can’t buy motivation. Most runners probably wish they could.

We hit walls. Life can seem to get in the way of running–so having a playbook of motivational techniques is important for runners at every level who are fighting the same battle to log miles.

Running motivation can come in different forms when the finish…

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Posted 18 weeks ago

January record for snowfall

January record for snowfall

If you live in the Ottawa area you will know just how much snow we have received recently. Tuesday morning we woke up to an additional 8 cm pushing us over the top for a January record of 97cm of snow in total.

That’s 38 Imperial inches, over 3 feet, for you non-metric folks that still measure in inches and feet. A bit off topic here, but did you know the USA is one of only three countries…

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Posted 19 weeks ago

Cross Training, add it to your workouts

Cross Training, add it to your workouts

Originally posted on HVMN by Nate Martins, this article on cross training was adapted for use here on Lorieb.

Dedicated training is something to be admired. Many athletes strive for the ability to get up and get out every single day whether it’s for a specific race or event or even, simply driven by a goal. Often that can mean adhering to a training plan based on both repetition and…

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Posted 19 weeks ago

Deja vu of stolen bathroom breaks and more

Deja vu of stolen bathroom breaks and more

Recently we had the privilege and joy of having our youngest granddaughter stay at our home while her parents were away for a few days. Talk about deja vu! I had forgotten just how busy a (soon to be) one year old can be.

And how busy their caregivers are! Her grandfather and uncle were in and out of the house at work and university respectively, so I was the primary responsible adult in…

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Posted 20 weeks ago

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 20 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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Posted 20 weeks ago

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 20 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 20 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 21 weeks ago