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A trainer who lost his will to train


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Peter took a year off to realize one of his dreams: go through Asia and South America on his bicycle. Even though he was physically fit biking through 60 to 100 kilometers every day, his muscular capacity was deteriorating.

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The importance of training programs


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Every way you can move is important for physical and mental health. The best way to improve those is by combining different types of training to avoid repetition and decrease the injury risks. Having fun while training and choosing complementary exercises are important.

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Physical activity, exercise and training, what are the differences?


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It is common to think that the simple fact that you are pumping weights or that you go out for a run is training. But you need more than a physical activity to consider that what you are doing is training.

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5 common sports wardrobe mistakes


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Be it to go for a walk during winter, playing outside with the kids, playing on the living room carpet with the kids or for a serious training, all activities can justify an appropriate attire. Considering the multiple options available and the different qualities let’s review together the five most common mistakes about sports clothing.

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Sebastien, kinesiologist at Olympe since 2006


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I have been part of the Olympe family as a kinesiologist for the better part of the last 14 years. What I like the most about the health and well-being in the workplace is that it is where I can reach a maximum of peoples at the same time.

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Breaking One’s COVID-19 Training Routine


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As confinement measures are being eased for sports throughout Québec, we can now vary our physical activities and thus avoid getting bored! Here are three alternatives to your now habitual walks or runs:

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Running: Planning Is the Key to Performance


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe Kinesiologist

So you’ve decided to sign up for a running event, maybe a fund-raiser like À vos masques, prêts, bougez! ? If you haven’t done so yet, it is now time start your preparatory training. But first, you need to plan your training sessions in order to progressively get yourself ready while reducing the risk of injury.

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À vos masques, prêts, bougez! Kick-off: Get Moving with Us for the Breakfast Club of Canada!


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Born of the initiative of three of Québec’s leading fitness enterprises that care about Quebecers’ health, À vos masques, prêts, bougez! is a virtual run organized to raise funds for the Breakfast Club of Canada while encouraging children to achieve their full potential and inviting Quebecers to move despite the (de)confinement imposed onto them by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Three Factors Influencing Your Motivation


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe Kinesiologist

Everyone has tried adopting a better lifestyle at least once. Without having to consult an expert, most of us are aware of bad habits that we would benefit from changing. Nonetheless, despite our best intentions and strong social support, not all of us manage to achieve the desired changes. Indeed, there are a plethora of factors that can negatively impact a person’s motivation and make it hard for them to reach their goals. Today, I will present you with three such factors, namely genetics, treatment-induced motivation and deprivation level.

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Is there a physical ability that you can’t train?


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe kinesiologist

The main reasons to engage in physical activity are already well-numerous and extremely varied. Some people train to gain muscles, some do it to evacuate stress. Some target performance, others think of their health, first. I suggest we look at two uncommon advantages to practice physical activities.

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