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Partner Highlight: Afishionado Fishmongers

At Afishionado Fishmongers we are passionate about sustainable fish and seafood and the incomparable health benefits it provides. Our soon-to-be launched FiT FiSH subscription program (available for pick up from either one of the OneUp Fitness locations Wednesdays) rounds out your nutritional needs with clean, lean, sustainable protein. OneUp Fitness and Afishionado are the perfect paring to ensure your fitness and nutritional needs are met.  I had the pleasure of working...

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How to build a healthy brain – Part 3: Nutrition

How to build a healthy brain – Part 3: Nutrition In Part 1 we discussed how exercise can affect brain health and in part 2 we looked at the importance of sleep. Continuing our series on brain health we will be looking at a very important factor…nutrition. We decided to reach out to one of our colleagues in the field, Dr. Rosalyn Hayman, to discuss how nutrition affects our brains.   PROTECTING YOUR BRAIN HEALTH WITH NUTRITION Dr Rosalyn Hayman, B.Sc, ND The...

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How to build a healthy brain – Part 2: Sleep

How to build a healthy brain – Part 2: Sleep In my last post I discussed some very interesting and promising evidence supporting the significant ‘brain boosts’ that come from regular exercise and activity. This evidence supports the idea that brain health markers improve when performing semi-regular (one or two sessions per week), intense workouts; and that resistance training is emerging as the preferred method for such training. There also seems to be a...

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How to Build a Healthy Brain – Part 1: Exercise

How to build a healthy brain – Part 1: Exercise I believe that there are 4 pillars to building a healthy brain; they are sleep, nutrition, stress management and exercise. Each is equally important and dependent on the success of the other categories to achieve optimal brain function. If one pillar is lagging, it will negatively impact the others. For example, if you sleep really well and have your exercise nailed down, but you still eat fast food and don’t...

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