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Not all carbs are bad!

We’re often told that carbohydrates (a.k.a. carbs) are bad for our bodies; however, did you know that carbs are actually essential to eating a balanced meal? Ultimately, the challenge is distinguishing between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbs. Complex...

Assessing your health and fitness

Depending on your goal, there are several ways to track and see progress, such as the bathroom scale or mirror, the waistband of your favourite jeans, etc. For some people, these methods provide enough motivation to get active and stay fit – but for many people,...

Start your own nutrition challenge!

Nutrition challenges are all the rage! Many people give up some of their favourite foods for a month because of a trendy challenge, but few people seem to initiate such events on their own. Why not start your own? Your challenge, your rules! Are you gleefully gluten,...

Fitness Fears

Many people have reservations about going to a gym / fitness studio because of some common “fears” about gyms. Following are three of the most common gym fears that you don’t have to worry about at Body & Soul. Feeling Stupid: Without watching someone use a piece...

Your workout and your diet

You likely aren’t surprised to hear that your workout program relies on the quality and amount of “fuel” your body is running on. Eating processed foods with little to no nutritional value will result in poor performance and will likely delay your...