Friday, August 31, 2007

INFO - A Run For Liane Newsletter

A Run For Liane summer newsletter is now available. Click here for all the latest news.

This is a great chance for you to help yourself get fit while helping out SickKids. Feel free to pass on the info to anyone who may be interested.

EVENTS - September Events

Don't miss these runs coming up in September
September 8th:
Haliburton Forest Trail Run
Brooklin Harvest Festival Run
September 9th:
Bernard's Run 5K and 10K
September 16th:
Humber River Run
September 22nd
5 Peaks Horseshoe Valley
September 30th:
Waterfront Marathon, 1/2 and 5K

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

EVENTS - A Run For Liane

If you are already signed up for one of the events at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, why not help out a good cause in the process.

Join the 'A Run For Liane' team and help raise much needed funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Centre. All pledges can be collected online so there's no need for you to walk around and solicit money.

If you're already registered for the race, click here to join the A Run For Liane team.

If you're not already registered for the race, click here for all the details.

I know your support will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

TIP - Canada Food Guide

A lot of my clients have been asking about the new Canada's Food Guide and what changes have been made to it. It's been over 14 years since the guide was reviewed and the new guide, published by Health Canada, has made changes to be more specific for different areas of the population. The old guide had listed the number of servings for each food group but was not specific to the sex or age of those following the recommendations.

The guide now splits the population into children, teens and adults with further breakdown by age and sex. This allows a differentiation for the number of servings for a male teen versus a female over 51 for example.

As we age our dietary needs change and so our eating habits should also reflect the needs of the body to remain healthy. The new guide recommends adults over 51 consume more milk products to help combat the growing risk of osteoporosis.

As well as updating the number of servings, the new guide also has an easier to follow guide to serving sizes. In North America, we often have a skewed view of serving sizes so it's here that most people need to review the guidelines. I often hear people say "I can't possibly eat 10 servings of fruit or vegetables per day" but when you look at the amount in a serving, it's not usually that hard.

The new guide also has guidelines for being active, eating well, how to read nutrition labels and information about limiting trans and saturated fats.

For more information on the Canada food guide, visit or click here to view the guide in PDF format.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

EVENTS - CAN-FIT-PRO Consumer Fitness & Wellness Show

Saturday, August 18th Can-Fit-Pro opens its doors to consumers for one day only. A full day of shopping at the trade show and learning from high profile speakers. Presenters include Ironman Jasper Blake, Libby Norris, Dr. Joey Shulman and many more. Shop for music, clothes, fitness equipment, shoes and co much more.
Tickets are available at the door for $20. Advance online ticket purchase is available until Tuesday at 5:00 pm. See you there for an exciting day of shopping, learning and working out. Click here to learn more.

Special offer to friends and family of Can-fit-Pro members only! Click here to print off the $5 off coupon. The coupon can be redeemed at the door and you pay only $15. Remember to put 'Tony Denford' as the referrer.

Have a great time at the show and I hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

EVENTS - 5 Peaks Mono Cliffs

This upcoming weekend August 11th is the 5 Peaks Race at Mono Cliffs. Looks like it will be another great event and don't forget to 'Swim to Win' if you don't mind getting wet!

TIP - Buying Running Shoes

Here's an interesting article on how to get the right running shoes.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

TIP - Hot Weather Running

Well here we are again in the middle of another heat wave. Try not to let the heat be your excuse for not getting out and exercising.

I've written before about hot weather running so I thought I'd make it easier for you all to find those articles by providing some links.

Click here for some tips to help you keep cool and safe during this heatwave.