Category Archives: Fitness

Welcome to our Okanagan Health & Wellness Magazine Fall 2017 Issue

ITL Fall issue of Magazine

Welcome to our latest issue of OHW Magazine! After several months of crazy weather in North America and globally (floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, powerful windstorms, and volcanic activity), things appear to have settled into a more benign pattern, at least in our part of the world. Autumn has arrived, our Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. Continue reading

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My new life

A Progressive Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle

By Matt Somerset

Follow these steps consistently and watch energy, vitality, mobility, and confidence flow back into your life.

Has anyone heard of the new buzz phrase within the health and fitness field these days? It’s called living a healthy lifestyle. There is definitely some merit to that statement. When I stop to think about most people just getting into the health and fitness lifestyle, they have a long way to go to even get anywhere close to the people touting this advice. I prefer a much different approach; and after we are done here today, I’m confident that you will as well. Continue reading

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Getting a Grip: The Wonderful Sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

By Andrea Pow

Considered by some to be the ultimate form of self-defence, Brazilian jiu-jitsu requires no hitting or kicking and is accessible to men and women of all ages and ability levels.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defence system that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting. It was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals and eventually came to be its own art through experimentations, practices, and adaptations from the judo knowledge. Continue reading

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Celebrating an Active Lifestyle in Penticton

By Lenora Klappe

This fun-loving group of seniors finds adventure at every turn.

The Penticton Adventurers Club (PAC) has been in existence for over twenty years, and some of its charter members are still active participants. At present the club boasts over 130 members ranging in age from 55 to 96. Continue reading

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From Boomers to Zoomers

By Leigh Carter

Ten compelling reasons why your fitness should be at the very top of your priority list.

For some seniors or baby boomers, weight loss is the main motivator for getting back into shape. Busy lifestyles and work can get in the way of proper nutrition and exercise. But the benefits of staying in shape are profound! Not only does regular physical activity improve your longevity, it also decreases your risk of cancer, improves your sex life, and provides healthier skin and more. If you are already fit or looking for a little motivation to get back into shape, review these ten reasons for regular exercise and training. Continue reading

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