Study: Low carb diet leads to greater weight loss and better heart health

September 5th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | 1 Comment »

A new diet and weight loss study have added evidence to suggest that those who prefer fat over carbs might be better off when it comes to losing weight and may have better cardiovascular health. […]


How to fuel your running: what, when and how

September 3rd, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

Whether you’ve been sticking to a summer routine or are just getting back to running after some time off,  what and when to eat and drink before, during and after a run is important […]


Inspiring Canadian running weight loss stories

August 22nd, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

Weight loss and running have always had a chicken-and-egg type of relationship: it’s not always clear which one comes first. For some overweight runners, it can be crucial to drop a few pounds before […]


Nutrition talk: Getting light on your feet

July 9th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in CR Explains, Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

From a “calories in – calories out” perspective, one night of drunken gluttony can undo 30k worth of running. I know, because sometimes I do just that – and I’m not alone. Running along […]


Study: sedentary lifestyles main cause of obesity increases

July 8th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

It seems that a lack of physical activity is more at fault for the rising levels of obesity in North America than increases in caloric intake. A new study, dating back 20 years to 1994, […]


Sedentary lifestyles may be worse for you than smoking

May 9th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss, Science | No Comments »

A sedentary lifestyle in women 30 and older is one of the worst offenders in causing heart disease. Researchers in Australia compared the risk factors associated with four different characteristics of women and found […]


More to weight loss than eating less and exercising more

May 1st, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

Losing weight may not be as simple as eating less and exercising more, claims Dr. Claude Bouchard. He says there are other contributing factors that can affect how much weight individuals lose and gain. […]


Study: losing weight not always most healthy option

April 2nd, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

Losing a few pounds may not be good for you if you’re already within a healthy weight range. Being underweight can be more detrimental to your health than obesity, a new study conducted at […]


The juicer: a runner’s go-to kitchen gadget

March 5th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition, Recipes for Runners, Running for Weight Loss | 1 Comment »

Getting all your servings of fruits and vegetables can sometimes be a drag, but a great way to make things easier is a small investment in a juicer. The machine is just what it […]


Demystifying gluten-free

February 19th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | 2 Comments »

The gluten-free diet has taken off recently, with the industry in Canada being worth $90 million annually and growing each year, but it seems to have materialized quickly and without very much information. So […]


World Health Organization links market deregulation with obesity

February 3rd, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

Market deregulation may be making us heavier. The World Health Organization released a study in their most recent Bulletin of the World Health Organization that they suggest may link market deregulation with rising obesity. […]


Study: exercise may not cause overeating

January 20th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

A new review of previously published studies runs against the grain of conventional understanding about the connections between exercise and how much you eat. The new review, completed by researchers at the University of […]