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Poll: Going Veggie this Thanksgiving?

Considering going veggie – or vegan! – this Thanksgiving? The AHAALiving.com community wants to know!

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A Commitment to Locally Made Cycling Gear

From cycling pedal straps to messenger, camera and laptop bags, Toronto’s YNOT Cycle has evolved. The company’s founders and passionate staff credit that growth to its commitment to locally made, uncompromisingly high quality goods that have developed a loyal following in Toronto – and beyond.

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SokJok’s Angella Goran: Giving Back Through Sports

Angella Goran has spent over 15 years as an amateur to elite rower, cyclist, – and currently – triathelete, as well as being a certified top-level indoor cycling instructor. She is the founder of SokJok Inc. and Cheer 4 Me, a new charity set to launch in 2015. The two charities work hand-in-hand, using proceeds from sock sales to support sustainable leadership programs for youth programs in schools, teams and organizations.

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Moisture-Wicking Fabrics: How They Stack-Up

AHAALiving.com’s Malina Kaija teams up with the powerhouses at Toronto’s Thrive Fit to put three different moisture-wicking performance tops through the ultimate sweat-test.

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Stylish Sustainable Fashion Is Alive, Well & In a City Near You

Gone are the days when sustainable fashion meant that we had to sacrifice looking good in order to maintain our commitment to sustainability.

All across Canada, designers, brands and retailers are rising to the challenge of making sustainability stylish, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite selections for going green – in style.

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INLAND: A Canadian fashion marketplace hits Toronto this weekend

Over 80 Canadian designers (along with beer, and opportunities to actually buy the clothes) converge at INLAND, an innovative fashion marketplace in Toronto this weekend.

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Muscling Through: Vegan Weight Lifting with Karina Inkster

Vancouver-based vegan personal trainer Karina Inkster’s mantra is, “If I can do it, so can you!” Sounds a little like an infomercial, but hear her out – you’ll be inspired by her dedication.

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Kettlebell Basics with Brian Kotoka

Certified Kettlebell trainer and owner of Thrive Fit, Brian Kotoka, demonstrates the basics of the Kettlebell swing and speaks to the importance of having a singular focus when it comes to goal-setting.

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Poll: How Do You Make the World a Healthier Place?

Are your actions making the earth greener, leaner and cleaner on a regular basis? Tell us how in our weekly poll!

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Marathon with a Mission

In Toronto and need some #BestAugustEver inspiration? Join the Sustainability Network in running Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon (or Half Marathon or 5K races). You’ll be doing good for the planet, as well as yourself!

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What’s Your Favourite Weekend Road Trip?

May 20, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Electric vehicles are making slow (but steady) inroads in with North American drivers. What do you think?

  • I think they're great idea! I'm definitely considering one for my next auto purchase. (46%, 17 Votes)
  • Great idea but not for me; I drive too much to use electric. (35%, 13 Votes)
  • Seems like more trouble than they are worth. (14%, 5 Votes)
  • I own one! (5%, 2 Votes)
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Your Best August Ever

Make this your Best August Ever! Whether its more relaxation, more fitness, more healthy eating – or doing away with bad habits and attitudes – we’d love to hear about your plans to add lasting transformation to the list of things to savour about the end of summer.

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Life, Interrupted

Health and fitness are all about staying proactive…and, let’s face it, being lucky. Sometimes, life events interrupt our best efforts. Experiences out of our control, disruptions as petty as a common cold, keep us out of the game. But there are occurrences that have the potential to de-rail us for more than just a few days.

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Introducing…

AHAA Living is thrilled to introduce personal trainer, holistic practitioner, competitive athlete and kinesiologist, Cara Statz, as our newest weekly AHAA Living contributor. Expect expert insights into all things active and healthy with Cara’s holistic mind-body approach to fitness and wellbeing. From enhancing athletic performance, to maximizing recovery, to healthy skin from the inside out, stay tuned for Cara’s weekly insights, right here in the AHAA Living community.

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High Performance Living

What does an Olympian eat before a workout? Well, the AHAA Living team got the chance to sit down with men’s Olympic beach volleyball player Martin Reader and former professional hockey player Ryan Caicco to find out how they fuel their high-performance bodies before and after training. We also had a chat about the athletic and high performance training community that is StriveLife. Along with talking about their shared passion for healthy, active living, we got the opportunity to join-in on a StriveLife workout and experience first-hand their unique and dynamic approach to athletic conditioning.

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How To Get Things Done: Gil Penalosa Style

In his TEDxCarlton talk, Gil Penalosa, the Executive Director of the Canadian non-profit organization 8-80 Cities: Walk & Bike, Parks & Streets for All, walks us through the reverse engineering needed to create public places for people 8-80, meaning as young as 8 and as seasoned as 80.

Gil is a non-preachy straight shooter who gets to the root of the problem by stating, ”We’re thinking and talking, but not doing enough. How can we move from talking to doing?”

 

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