We’ve all experienced hunger in some form or another. Sometimes it strikes you quickly and other times it builds up over the course of a few hours. However, your body often likes to make you believe you are hungry, when you’re not. How are you supposed to know when you’re really hungry or when your body is playing a trick on you? When you are truly hungry it’s a sign that your body needs fuel to continue to work for you. Without hunger, you are simply eating food in excess; food your body doesn’t need yet. Here are a few tips to help you determine whether or not your body desires fuel or food:Hunger Builds SlowlyTrue hunger doesn’t strike you suddenly. Hunger should build up over the course of an hour or so. A slow build up to hunger is a good indication that your body desires food as fuel. Specificity is CriticalAre you hungry for something specific? If you’re hanging out in front of the open refrigerator door or pantry because you cannot decide what you want, you probably aren’t hungry. Taking the extra time to decide means that you’re body doesn’t necessarily desire food right at that moment, and it’s most likely your mind telling you that you’re hungry. Hunger vs. ThirstDrink some water. Hunger and thirst go hand in hand. If you haven’t had enough water your body might be confused between its desire for food and water. Drink water first, and see if the feeling of hunger subsides. Water should not be replaced with sugary drinks or juices. The body is primarily made up of water and needs to be replenished. Sweetened beverages like concentrated juices and pop can contribute to feelings of hunger because they aren’t fully replacing the water that your body craves. Eat MindfullyEat with intention! Why are you eating? What are you eating? Eat foods that will benefit your body and mind. Don’t rush the eating process. Food should be consumed slowly and completely until a feeling of satisfaction occurs. Feelings of “fullness” or being “stuffed” aren’t what you should aim for. Eating until satisfied should not leave you uncomfortable or wanting additional snacks shortly after your meal. Ask Yourself...and Be HonestAsk yourself: “Am I really hungry?” Think about it in relation to what you are doing in that present moment. Are you are bored? Tired? Are you doing something monotonous? In these instances you are more likely to feel a desire to snack to distract your mind and body from the feelings of boredom, fatigue, or need for distraction. Eliminate Secondary Reinforcers Everyone has a food trigger. Sometimes a memory, experience or smell will cause you to crave something. However, cravings and hunger are two different things. A craving is a desire to eat something, whereas hunger is your body telling you to refuel. Sitting to watch a movie is automatically associated with drinking pop and eating popcorn. We’re not saying you can’t enjoy a movie, but try to replace your craving for that buttery movie theatre popcorn with something healthy like sliced veggies. If all else fails your body will verbalize it’s hunger! The growling and grumbling that your stomach makes is real indication that you’re hungry. Listen to your body and what it has to say.
One.Sleep! Okay, this one seems a little obvious, but did you know 1 in 3 adults are not getting enough sleep? According to the Centre of Disease Control in a 2016 study they found a third of adults are missing out on quality Z time. This lack of sleep can greatly affect your waking life. “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.” By changing your sleep schedule to provide yourself with the optimal seven hours you will find yourself ‘a better self’ before you know it. Source:https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0215-enough-sleep.htmlTwo.Stay hydrated.Water is important. Water is actually 70% of our body makeup so it is really, really, important. Dehydration is commonly associated with headaches and fatigue. The recommended water intake for the average adult is 8 glasses (8oz/glass) of water a day. To find out if your water deprived try one of these helpful ways to monitor your water intake, track water intake on an app on your phone. You can use FitBit or My Fitness Pal to log your water intake each day to see if you are hitting the mark for the required levels. If you aren’t big into technology then try buying a large (1 litre +) water bottle and placing goals along the bottle of times to have certain amount consumed by. Three.Exercise daily.Exercising frequently can boost your energy levels by burning calories more efficiently and building stamina. This helps for your body to operate like a well-oiled machine and it will take more to tire you out. Looking for ways to get exercise in during the week? Before work even? Check out the many fitness classes Warrior Packs has to provide to keep you moving!
If you’re participating (or listed as an alternate) in the Sinister 7 race this year here’s something you might find useful… Warrior Packs is an outdoor fitness company and this year we’re sponsoring the Sinister 7 Ultra. And as part of our sponsorship we’re hosting the Leg 1 and Leg 7 spring training runs here in Calgary. We participate in this event with our clients and know exactly what you need to do to get ready, and have a great time on race day. If you’re not participating in the Sinister 7 you can still attend the Spring Training run or our boot camps to get fit in the great outdoors. Visit us at www.warriorpacks.ca/run/ to sign up!
Summer Student, Marketing Specialist (Brand and Reputation) Apply now! Job Title: Summer Student, Wellness Ventures & Brand Development Location: Calgary, AB Start Date: June 2017 Length of Term: 2 months (potential opportunity to extend to year-round on commission only basis) Business Unit: Wellness Application Deadline: June 13, 2017 or once the position has been filledJob Overview We are hiring a self-motivated, eager and ambitious person to join our team, giving you an opportunity to develop your writing and tactical production skills and brand strategy expertise, while being a key part of a dynamic, fast-paced team with Canada’s leading outdoor fitness company. You will be responsible for event and communication planning, digital media, and web content production planning and delivery. Key Accountabilities • Assist with the planning and delivery of content and graphics for our warriorpacks.ca website • Provide support for the execution of Warrior Packs video strategy, assisting with planning and logistics • Participate in content marketing and audience research initiatives • Implement, monitor and evaluate marketing communication strategies. • Execute effective communication, public relations and social media programs. • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations programs that will enhance the Organization’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public. • Directs day-to-day operations in the areas of internal and external communications, websites, social media and advertising to ensure that the department is meeting goals and objectives. • Oversees planning and implementation of national advertising programs. • Oversees implementation of corporate website, email, social media, and other online initiatives. • Prepares and administers department budget. Approves and monitors departmental expenditures. • Plans and staffs the Marketing Communications department which includes managing Contractors performance in accordance with established guidelines, coaching and motivating direct reports, and administering compensation. • Performs other duties as assigned by management. • Supports the planning and execution of workshops, client launch parties, community events, pitch clinics, panels, parties and more. • Assisting with event planning, day of logistics, event activation and follow-up (Must work at outdoor event in Crowsnest Pass July 7-9th) • Assists with event coordination, helping speakers get set up, assisting with logistics related to all events Required Qualifications Experience and Education: • Currently enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of a degree in communications, marketing, or public relations at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after this work term • Social media strategy background • Advertising, marketing, web, or public relations agency experience is an asset • Project and event planning experience is an asset Skills and Knowledge: • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) • Working knowledge of digital media (Web, e-mail, social media - Google Adwords, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter etc.) and Google Analytics • Knowledge of web, video and photography production, understand brand and reputation fundamentals, and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite will be considered an asset • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a solid understanding of communication planning; poise, diplomacy, professionalism and a positive attitude with the ability to work well independently and on a team (with the ability to take constructive feedback) • Client service mindset with the ability to deliver on deadlines • Exceptionally organized, strong attention to detail and problem solving skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment • Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively with people internal and external to the Warrior Packs organization Working Conditions • This is a 2-month work term, starting in June 2017 • Home based office, work from home • The schedule is Monday to Friday, with some evenings or weekends when events are scheduled • 30 - 37.5 hours per week Why choose Warrior Packs Fitness • Opportunities to: • take part in impactful business projects • network with experienced fitness professionals • engage in a strong professional network • gain valuable exposure in the Fitness industry * Relevant experience in your field of study • Competitive wages (Base salary + Commission) • Perks WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU: • Ability to stand up, speak out, and identify opportunities for change • Eagerness to roll up your sleeves and take on (and seek out) new challenges • An innovative, digital and entrepreneurial growth mindset • Collaboration magnet, connecting and collaborating with diverse groups – people just LOVE working with you! • Enrolment in a post-secondary college or university business / commerce degree program Submission: Please submit resume & cover letter Warrior Packs INC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce and a respectful work environment. We value diversity of expertise, talent and opinion which is leveraged for an innovative and productive work environment. We are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent by encouraging applications from all qualified individuals including visible minorities, women, Aboriginal people, and people with disability. As part of Warrior Packs Fitness employment process, candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check, Backcheck of all work experience listed on resume and reference checks. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing the above. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place. Job Type: Temporary
Winters over and it’s time to come out of hibernation! We just wrapped up the winter session of Warrior Packs boot camp classes at Edworthy and if you took part here’s a quick note to say thank you for your support and dedication! If you spent the last 6 months using the cold weather as your reason for not exercising - it's time to come back to Warrior Packs. We spent the downtime brain-storming dozens of new and exciting ways to get you into shape. We’ve also added some new Members and Instructors who would love to meet you! With Summer just around the corner, you’ll want to feel and look your best - Warrior packs can help you do this. Visit us at www.warriorpacks.ca/register/ now to see details of our new (beginner & ladies only) and upcoming boot camps at Edworthy Park. Can’t wait to see you.
Warrior Packs is excited to announce that we are diving into the world of running! For the first time ever we are offering “Run Right,” a program dedicated to helping you learn to run better, faster, and smarter. Whether you are running for overall fitness or preparing for a race, Warrior Packs has a program to meet your needs. Learn to Run Beginning a running program can be daunting, which is why Warrior Packs came up with our “Learn to Run” portion of “Run Right.” For some, running feels natural and comes easily. For others, running requires technique and training just to get started. Participants will learn techniques to help them prepare for running, helpful movements to maintain throughout running, and how to cool your body down post run. Learning to run requires dedication and a commitment to yourself, and your body, and a refusal to give up. “Learn to Run” will equip you with tools to help stay motivated to run. 5 - 10KM Preparing for a 5 or 10KM race is a completely different running experience. This is why we are offering a separate class for those interested in running 5KM-10KM’s races. Typically, race preparation begins about six to ten weeks prior to the running event. Warrior Packs is offering to help you prepare for 5k and 10k races today. We will start with many of the simple techniques learned in “Learn to Run,” but will quickly expand to include running on different terrain and conditions. It’s better than a race training plan because you are training with other people, and with trainers full of helpful knowledge. We will help build you up by the time your race date arrives. Half to Full Marathon Much like you would prepare for a 5k-10k, half and full marathons require even more practice and dedication. A Half Marathon is a total of 21KM's, and a Full Marathon or almost 42KM's. If you’re preparing for a Half or Full Marathon you may already be regretting your choice to participate. 42 Kilometres is a long way to go, especially when you’re running so many kilometres in preparation. This is why Warrior Packs also provides training for Full and Half Marathons because they only way to help pass the time is to do it with others. Extra focus will be placed on running for distance, and less on duration. Half and Full Marathon training programs should be started 12+ weeks prior to the race date, so if you intend to sign up for a Half or Full Marathon, contact Warrior Packs today. Ultra An Ultra is not your typical race. Although it involves running for a long distance, it also includes a series of natural obstacles, like creeks and bogs, branches and trees, the potential for inclement weather an big angry furry animals :) This year, Warrior Packs is sponsoring the Sinister 7 Ultra and will provide training for those preparing for the race. Warrior Packs’ outdoor program will help prepare race participants for those upcoming weather conditions. Our cross training method of incorporating running and strength fitness will prepare you to take on the Sinister 7 Ultra by storm! It doesn’t matter where you are in your training program, or whether you are even training for anything. If you are ready to start running today, Warrior Packs will help you get there.
Exercise and a healthy diet are the initial stepping stones to leading a healthy lifestyle. Most people are unaware of a third vital aspect of maintaining heath. Taking care of your mind is the final piece to Leading a Healthy Lifestyle. This can include everything from visiting the doctor regularly, to developing healthy hobbies and taking time for meditation or reflection. This article will highlight those things you might be missing and discuss some interesting ways to de-stress, and relax that you may be unaware of. Meditate When most people think of meditation they picture someone sitting cross-legged, chanting “om,” and attempting to float in the air. Meditation is often misconstrued as something silly and a waste of time. In reality, there are multiple forms of meditation and its best if you try each one for 10 days before settling on one. All meditation requires is your concentration, therefore, It can be done seated, standing, laying down, or walking. Focus on breathing in and out calmly to allowing your lungs to fully fill with oxygen. Those who want to can take it a step further and repeat a mantra. It doesn’t have to be anything outlandish, but just something that you want to remind yourself. If you prefer to sit or lay down with your eyes closed you could consider the imagery technique. Guided imagery sessions can be downloaded online. They are typically short stories or scenarios meant to conjure positive feelings. Follow this link to learn more about guided imagery and for a sample of a session: http://www.healthjourneys.com/Main/Home/What-Is-Guided-Imagery/. Regular meditation of about 20 minutes a few times per week has proven to help reduce stress, which supports low blood pressure and boosts your immune system. In addition to the physical benefits, meditation helps provide emotional stability, increases happiness and improves concentration. It can be done by yourself or as a group activity, and as noted it comes in different forms. Healthy Hobbies There’s a wide variety of “healthy” hobbies out there for you to pursue as well. Having a hobby, or doing something outside of your normal duties allows you to break away from the monotony of life. Some people consider exercise to be their hobby and that’s great, but it’s important to realize that exercise should be a component of your regular routine. Whereas a hobby will break you away from your regular routine. Hobbies should be a healthy outlet where you can enjoy time by yourself or with others, doing something productive, but fun. Some hobbies to keep you moving could include outdoor activities like hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, surfing, snowboarding, skiing, or even walking. You could also join a local sports team. Sports aren’t just for your kids. Grab a few friends, or do it as a family and create a your own team. The nice thing about recreational leagues is they typically only last for a few weeks and games are once or twice per week. It allows you to try something new without making a long term commitment. For those who spend their days up and about, and just want a hobby where they can sit for a little bit, try to choose activities that challenge the mind. Colouring books have become a new fad. You may have tried to avoid falling into the colouring book trap, but you should give in! Colouring books are therapeutic, in that they have the potential to help reduce anxiety and encourage focus and creativity. The same thing goes for puzzles like Sudoku, jig saw puzzles, and sewing. If you’re ever experiencing a rough time one of these hobbies could help provide you with enough mental clarity to see you through. They can also serve as alternatives to meditation, so if you’re looking to calm your mind but don’t want to meditate one of those activities might be for you. There are so many different productive hobbies out there it might be difficult to decide. If you’re struggling to choose think about your lifestyle. Which activity or activities would be conducive to the time you have? Do you like to be moving or sitting still? Or a combination of both? Do you prefer solitary activities or activities with others? Your hobby should match your personality and interests, otherwise you won’t find it enjoyable. Time with Others Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert it is essential to spend a balanced amount of time alone and with others. Spending time with friends and family provides support and connectedness that you cannot achieve alone. Time with others can be spent incorporating any of the previously discussed healthy hobbies or yoga, therefore you can have your cake and eat it too. Those that spend regular time with others, even if only for an hour or less, tend to be more at peace with themselves. Being with others allows you to discuss things going on in your life and can provide a distraction to concerns you think about all day long. It can help break your routine, which for some is a refreshing change of pace to a stale day or week. Spending time with friends can help you stay on track with weight loss goals, keep you socially connected and happier overall. Loneliness is a leading factor in depression, which can lead to other preventable illnesses. Take some time out to be with others, just as you would carve the time out for yourself. Restorative Yoga One of the more common ways people like to wind down is through Yoga. There are many different forms of yoga including “Anusara” (for the beginner), “Ashtanga” (more rigorous), “Bikram” (follows a series of 26 poses throughout the entire class), “Hatha” (gentle version of pose sequences you might experience in “Ashtanga” or “Bikram”), “Vinyasa” (more common and refers to a flowing movement of pre-choreographed classes), “Iyengar” (closer attention to alignment and use of props), and finally Restorative Yoga (yoga without exertion). Restorative Yoga is believed to be more rejuvenating than taking a nap. While you may like your normal yoga class which most likely features movements from “Ashtanga” or “Vinyasa”, mix up the routine a bit with some Restorative Yoga. Not only do you feel rejuvenated after the class, but it allows you to slow down and add pace to your life. Without the focus on poses and sequences, Restorative Yoga really allows the participant to relax, which slows down the nervous system to help alleviate stress. In addition, it allows for some self-reflect and mindfulness. During a class you have the ability to create awareness of yourself and your body, which could lead to the discovery of unnoticed injuries or pain that you ignored throughout your busy week. Not sure which type of yoga is for you? Check out Giam’s guide to the different styles of yoga here. Select the one that will enjoy the most and don’t be afraid to try them all! Counselling Just like spending time with others is important because it allows you to communicate thoughts and feelings, sometimes you need to take it a step further. Counselling is a good way to process those emotions that could be contributing to stress, high blood pressure, and other preventable illnesses. Although it is good to spend time with friends and family discussing what’s going on in your life and sharing your feelings, constant communication of a negative kind can wear on your relationships. This is why counselling is a good option for some to maintain better mental, and physical health. Counselling isn’t necessarily therapy, it can include seeking advice, a sounding board or even pursuing a life coach to guide you through some difficult decision making. Stress isn’t always brought on by huge life decisions. Those little every day pains can add up and make a larger impact on people. Counselling can assist in processing those emotions, and help to work through them in a productive way. Your counsellor can also help hold you accountable for goals and help you find your purpose. If you just need someone to talk to they are there for that too. Counselling is a way to maintain good mental and spiritual health. See the Doctor Finally, as important as it is to spend time doing things you enjoy like spending time with family and friends, attending yoga classes, or participating in any of your healthy hobbies, it is equally as important to visit the doctor regularly. Be proactive about your health! Have annual checkups to ensure that your body is responding to the exercise, healthy eating and additional techniques you utilize to de-stress and take care of yourself. At a certain age it is crucial to also go through preventative screenings that can detect diseases. Some examples include: mammograms, colonoscopies, etc. that detect cancer and other abnormalities. Annual visits to the doctor go much more smoothly if you know what to expect. Make sure to arrive prepared. This means that you should jot down and discuss any and all questions or concerns you have to your doctor. It’s better to get it all out in one appointment than have to make another one later. Finally, if you know of family history illnesses make sure to get yourself checked out for symptoms. Act before and not after to ensure that you are taking proper care of your body. Your mind controls your body, emotions, and ultimately your health. There are many healthy ways to spend your time that increase your mental health. Bring together all three aspects of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle and you will see a major difference in your overall health. The right amount of regular exercise, a proper diet, and attention to the health of your mind will assist in longevity and the ability to live the life you want to live as you age. Do it and see for yourself!
The second most important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle involves how you fuel your body. The first article in the Leading a Healthy Lifestyle trilogy discussed the importance of exercise and the variety of ways you can maintain a regular exercise regimen while holding yourself accountable. Now it’s time to discuss how to hold yourself accountable for what you put in your body. The Canadian Food Guide recommends that females 19-50 years of age consume 7-8 vegetables and fruits, 6-7 grain products, 2 milk and alternatives, and 2 meat and alternatives per day. For males ages 19-50 the recommended consumption is 8-10 fruits and vegetables, 8 grain products, 2 milk and alternatives, and 3 meat and alternatives per day. If you haven’t seen the recommended guidelines you can visit the Health Canada website to see how you compare. As you read this article you are probably thinking that you’ve not eaten along Canada’s recommended food guidelines. Either you are eating too little or too much. The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology created a Canadian Obesity Report in March of this year. The committee found that the majority of Canadians do not following the food guidelines set forth in 2007. Rather, there has been an increase in consumption of processed, ready-to-eat and snack foods contributing to obesity, and less of the natural non-processed foods. If you’d like to see the results of the study and their recommended changes here. Your body is a temple, so treat it like one. Just as it’s crucial to make time to exercise, it’s even more important to pay mind to what you eat. Pre-packed ready-to-eat foods are not the way to go. Full of additives, sugar and unnecessary oils, pre-packaged and prepared foods just contribute to increased fat and weight gain. The best way to eat is to cook at home from scratch, with simple ingredients. This way you know exactly what you’re putting in your body and what you’re feeding your family. Turn your favorite recipes into healthier versions of themselves. There are a variety of ways to incorporate superfoods into things you are currently making at home. Black beans provide an excellent source of protein and can be used in place of flour. Other flour alternatives include the simple wheat flour substitute, coconut flour and nut flour or meal. Nut meal is a fancy way of saying ground nuts. If you have a food processor or really good blender you can make your own meal by just putting the nuts in the food processor and grinding them into a fine mixture. Sugar is always a tough one to substitute, but is also the most addictive component of many processed foods. Rather than using sugar try vanilla extract, stevia, unsweetened apple sauce, all natural honey or maple syrup. It typically won’t taste as sweet, but the effect is still the same. If you don’t want to use processed apple sauce you can make your own in a food processor or blender by just grinding the apples to your preferred thickness. There are many copycat substitutes out there for the ever dreaded butter, but margarine and the tubs of butter in the store can be even worse for you. It might sound strange to try mashed avocados or bananas in place of butter, however they are used as alternatives in a variety of recipes. Canola oil is another fat, like butter, that can be replaced with other things. If a recipe calls for canola oil try coconut or flax seed oil instead. When baking try replacing oil with Greek yogurt or applesauce, which is even better than using a different type of oil. Speaking of Greek yogurt, what a great replacement Greek yogurt can be for things like sour cream and mayonnaise. For those who don’t eat either sour cream or Greek yogurt you would never be able to tell the difference. Greek yogurt can replace items like sour cream and mayonnaise in potato, tuna and chicken salad recipes. Continuing with dairy, evaporated milk and unsweetened almond or coconut milks are a good alternatives to cream and heavy cream. Use evaporated, unsweetened almond, or unsweetened coconut milk in your sauces, coffee, tea, etc.… For those chocolate lovers out there just make a smart choice. Choose dark chocolate or cocoa nibs instead of milk chocolate, and maybe add a handful of almonds or dried fruit. Just because you have a sweet tooth doesn’t mean you have to cut it out, it just means you have to be more strategic about your choices. If you believe you already eat healthy, but can’t seem to get your weight under control or you are feeling sluggish, you may be forgetting one key thing. What you might be forgetting are those sauces and condiments that typically contribute to your daily intake of sugar and unhealthy fats. Salad dressings, pasta sauces, sauces on chicken and fish all contribute to your daily caloric intake. There is no need to worry that you have to dump the sauce! If you have children you might know how difficult it is to get them to eat healthy and how that can contribute to your unhealthy diet. There are ways to foods with better ingredients and you’re kids (or spouse) won’t notice. For example, check out this Fettuccini Alfredo recipe from the Food Network. The recipe utilizes Cauliflower in the sauce to add vegetables, while still maintaining taste. Other ways to “hide veggies” so they taste better is to put them into things you already like. For example, throw in a handful of fresh or frozen spinach or kale to a smoothie. Make sure to really grind it in with the rest of the ingredients to disguise the flavour and consistency. You can also add veggies to your omelettes, or make a frittata with veggies like peppers, spinach, broccoli and onions. Some vegetables can also substitute for noodles. Spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles are of the most common choices. You can also mask vegetables in casseroles, burgers and meatloaves. Chop them up finely so that they stir into the mixture evenly. The added spices will help distract you from the fact that veggies are already in there. If you enjoy vegetables then these ideas for hiding veggies are just a plus for some of your favourite recipes! Track What You Eat One of the easiest ways to ensure you eat the correct amount of each recommended daily serving from all of the food group is to track what you eat. Although it sounds tedious there are different tools that help guide you through the process. The simplest tracker can be found here on the Health Canada website. The EATracker mobile app or website, or My Fitness Pal mobile app are virtual ways to track your intake of food if you don’t want to keep a physical journal or log book. Not only does tracking your food provide you with a realistic idea of what you eat every day, it also provides accountability. Tracking your food is somewhat like regulation. If you can see what you’ve eaten for the day then you know which foods, and how much of each food group you will need to eat throughout the rest of the day. In addition, tracking allows you to visualize goals. Especially in the instance of trying to lose weight. The ability to see yourself meet a goal is invaluable. Or if you have yet to set a goal, begin with tracking your food to make the goals more realistic and attainable. Do you want to avoid being one of Canada’s poor food choice related statistics? If so, Warrior Packs can help! In addition to our outdoor boot camps and personal training we also feature nutrition counselling. Our supportiveness extends beyond our boot camp classes and onto your dinner plate. We don’t believe in judgement, deprivation, punishment, guilt or, all-or-nothing rules. Our nutrition counselling reinforces current skills, so that you can break free from dieting rules to move toward a more natural, balanced, self-led form of nourishing your body. Our motto for food is: eat what you like, learn to moderate certain foods and make informed food decisions. Whether you are looking for some advice or you are completing revamping your diet our nutrition counselling services can help. Contact us today to learn more about how our nutrition counselling could help you improve upon your eating habits. Make smart choices and your body will thank you for it! Take these food related tips and tricks and apply them to your plate so that you can fuel your body for success! The final Leading a Healthy Lifestyle article will discuss the benefits of taking care of your mental and physical health. It’s not just about how much you move and what you eat. Keeping up a healthy lifestyle also means taking care of your body and mind!