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Nutrition changes are on the horizon!

– Since the launch of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, the Government of Canada has been taking action to make the healthier choice the easier choice for all Canadians. The Nutrition Month 2019 campaign is dedicated to help Canadians realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

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Ask the Expert: What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?

– Intermittent fasting is essentially a diet that cycles between periods of eating and not eating, and is often promoted for weight loss. There is insufficient evidence to recommend any intermittent energy restriction regimens. Military personnel should avoid being on duty in a fasted state as it can negatively affect safety and operational readiness…

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Ask the Expert: Exercise pills, are they real?

– It is important to note that these pills are designed to mimic the effects of exercise but none of them comes even close to providing the extensive number of benefits that physical exercise offers.

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Ask the Expert: How deep should I squat?

– Deep squatting may offer some training benefits but may not be possible or safe for some because of their anatomy or injuries…

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Ask the Expert: Could cold air freeze my lungs?

– While inhaling cold air won’t damage your lungs, it can irritate your airways and cause bronchospasms. You might experience a burning sensation in your airways, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing.

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RCAF Sports Achievement Awards

– Earlier this year, the recipients of the 2017 RCAF sports achievements awards were announced. The winners have also been nominated for the national Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards, to be presented October 18, 2018.

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Strengthening the Forces: What is blood flow restricted training?

– Research clearly shows that blood flow restricted training offers no advantage for people who can do higher-intensity training, and may even be less effective.

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Strengthening the Forces: Slow down to go faster!

– After carefully studying how a variety of athletes train, Dr. Stephen Seiler found a remarkably consistent pattern: they all do approximately 80 percent of their training at a low intensity, and only 20 percent of their training at a high intensity.

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Strengthening the Forces: Try re-inventing yourself

– Some of the most compelling sports stories are of athletes who could no longer do their sport of choice because of injury. They are faced with 3 choices: continuing to hurt themselves in their current sport, quitting all together, or re-inventing themselves.

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Easier to see, harder to hurt!

– Visibility is an extremely important safety issue. Every year, people die or are badly injured because they fail to ensure they are easily seen while exercising outdoors.

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