Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Summer and Sarah discuss the importance of defining health versus performance goals. Having clearly defined goals is important to achieving the success you desire. When there are multiple goals, you risk having to sacrifice one area to achieve the greatest potential in the other. We can bucket the most common goals into three categories: health, … [Read more...]
Ask Whole9 Canada: Should you drink coffee?
Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Clarissa from Toronto asks us, “Is coffee bad for you??” We'll say this up front--this is one topic that does not have a black or white answer. It is a situation where your individual context matters, as noted in the Whole9 Coffee Manifesto. We see studies that show that coffee can be good for us, but we cannot forget that coffee is a potent … [Read more...]
The Whole9 Five Movement Series: Part 3
Note: This is a repost from the Whole9 archives. This is the third installation in a 3-part series. If you haven’t read the first two parts, read them here and here before continuing.Enjoy! We brought together 12 fitness experts from a broad range of backgrounds--with bodies of experience ranging from weightlifting to track and field to mixed martial arts, and over two centuries of collective coaching experience--to ask them all the same question: If you could only perform five exercise … [Read more...]
174,203 Ways to Measure Health (Besides the Scale)
It's hard to find hard-and-fast statistics on this one, but we're pretty sure that most U.S. households have at least one bathroom scale. One Canadian study reports that 40% of people weigh themselves daily, and another reports that a full 75% of regular scale-users are women. That’s millions of bare feet stepping cautiously onto millions of scales each and every morning, leaving millions of people to judge their personal worth by that digital number staring accusingly back at them. And … [Read more...]
How Perfect is the Perfect Body?
A special guest post by Stefani Ruper of Paleo for Women, who wants to remind you that the pressure to achieve the "ideal body" extends to men, too. In the health and fitness world, we think a lot about health, and we think a lot about weight loss. And it’s not unusual for many (in secret or not) to care more about the weight loss part than the health part. We use words like "health" and "energy" to describe our goals to our friends—but if we are being honest with ourselves, might it be more … [Read more...]