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Excerpts — Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition

Functional training for hams and glutes

This is an excerpt from Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition by Sarah J. Woodruff Atkinson,Carol K. Armbruster,Ellen M. Evans & Catherine M. Sherwood-Laughlin.Hams and Glutes Hamstrings and Gluteus Maximus Functional Movement Training Hams and Glutes Strengthening and Stretching Body Weight Lie on your belly and extend the hip 10 to 30 degrees, keeping the hip bone on the ground, and then flex the knee 90 degrees to maximize strengthening. Neuromotor training: Stand on one leg, extend the hip, and flex the knee; add a band around the ankle for increased resistance. Variable Resistance Machine Options...

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Reading and understanding food labels

This is an excerpt from Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition by Sarah J. Woodruff Atkinson,Carol K. Armbruster,Ellen M. Evans & Catherine M. Sherwood-Laughlin.Under the Food and Drugs Act, Health Canada requires labeling for all packaged foods. Food labels are not required on fresh meat, poultry, raw seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, food prepared or processed in store, foods that contain very few nutrients (e.g., vinegar, spices), and alcoholic beverages, although you can find nutrient information for these foods on Health Canada's website. One way to meet the recommendations highlighted in Canada's Food Guide is to...

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Social, stressed, and sleepless: is your social life affecting sleep?

This is an excerpt from Fitness and Wellness in Canada With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition by Sarah J. Woodruff Atkinson,Carol K. Armbruster,Ellen M. Evans & Catherine M. Sherwood-Laughlin.The university and college years, especially the early ones, can be stressful, which affects sleep quality. Also, due to the new relationships and environment of campus, your social life can gear up significantly. You may find that the three factors of social life, stress, and sleep are intertwined. Social lives can cause stress, but social support is also very important for stress management. If you give more hours to your social life, you...

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