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Ron MacLean’s secret to getting through the NHL season

Ron MacLean knows how to handle the stresses of constant travel and late nights (not to mention Don Cherry’s impulsive commentary). But give the host of Coach’s Corner a freaked-out five-year-old, and he falls apart. I took MacLean out rowing and crab fishing in some larger-than-average waves off the southern coast of Vancouver Island a few … Continued

Middle-Age Fitness Boosts Mind, Body

Countless studies trumpet the long-term health benefits of physical exercise. But David Ford provides all the proof that I need. Canada’s most successful slalom canoeist is about to turn 49, but he’s still actively competing at an international level. The 1999 slalom world champion and five-time Olympian has paddled for our country for a mind-blowing 32 … Continued

Adam and his Family Take On One Year Without Sugar

Beginning on November 1st, 2015, Adam and his family launched a project, “One Year Without”, living One Year without sugar and processed foods. The goal of their project is to raise awareness about how sugar impacts our health, and in particular the health of children; as well, Adam’s family hopes that the lessons they learn … Continued

Sleep can be secret weapon to gain competitive edge

Weekly sleep average more important than daily number By Adam Kreek, CBC Sports  Dec 08, 2015 4:27 PM ET One of the keys to overcoming challenges I’ve faced — rowing across the Atlantic, raising two young children, overcoming an addiction to Dragon’s Den — has been some well-planned shut-eye. As an Olympic rower, I knew that quality sleep would help me … Continued

Adam gets serious about standing up, CBC Sports Column

  Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? In his CBC Sports column, Adam discusses his top tips to better health in a desk bound world. Read his latest column here: CBC Sports, November 19th, 2015 – Adam Kreek Adam is a Champion for the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. He’s a big fan … Continued

How Do you Manage Your Stress?

What’s your relationship to Stress? Hans Selye was the man who coined the term “stress”. Most languages have now accepted his concept of stress into the lexicon of most languages. Selye was born in Vienna and raised in in Komarno, Slovakia which at that time belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. He later conducted most of … Continued

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