Lifestyle

Challenges
Life is full of challenges. They are par for the course. To have obstacles is part of the human journey. Challenges are there to push us out of our comfort zone. We don't want them at the level of the ego, but we need them at the level of our spirit.
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4 Hacks to Get More Veggies in Your Diet
Vegetables are one of the most important pieces of the puzzle when it comes to having a healthy diet. But a lot of us find it difficult to get in the recommended servings of them every day. We're busy! So here are 4 hacks to help you get there.
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Milesfit's COVID-19 Safety Procedures & Policies
A wise man once said: "Health is wealth!" A short and sharp line of wisdom with profound and deep truth. Without one's health, one cannot truly be wealthy on any level – personally, professionally, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Your well-being is the foundation of your entire life and existence. With that being said (in particular right now during these challenging COVID times), taking control of your fitness and nutrition is paramount! Having a strong immune system, healthy body-composition, and deeply engrained wellness habits (regular exercise, a healthy diet, and stress management tactics) are the pillars of thriving in these trying time!
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Exercise in the Time of COVID
We all know that exercise is important, but now more so than ever! Covid-19 has created a whole new world, and it is making it even harder to be active. Sure, gyms have opened again, we have more opportunities now to get fit, stay active, and be healthier again, but with Winter coming and us all already and already moving around less from being forced to work at home or simply not doing as many activities due to social distancing we all need an extra push to keep motivated.
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Training with a Mask On
Amid this new way of life, one of the biggest changes (in Montreal at least) is that we are now required to wear a mask when in public indoor settings. Unfortunately for us, being at the gym and working out is no exception to this rule here at Milesfit. We all know how uncomfortable is it, and having to wear one all the time can be annoying, but to help you through it here are some dos and don’ts of wearing a mask during your visit at our studio:
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My Lockdown Experience
March 15th, the fateful day the world as we know it completely changed. That was the day the "lockdown" was officially announced here in Montreal, and people everywhere were suddenly working from home, out of a job, finishing school online, or simply stuck at home with nothing to do. Many took that opportunity to bake up a storm, start a new fitness regime, redecorate their houses, and so on and so forth; you name it, they were doing it. I, on the other hand, (for the first time since I was maybe 10) found out what it was like to have free time.
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How Moeen Helped His Client Become Pain-Free
In this video, Moeen, an athletic therapist at Milesfit, spoke about how he helped heal a client’s chronic pain. When his client first came in, he had several injuries: in the shoulder, the hip, the achilles, the groin etc. All in one client! After a few set backs, Moeen helped get his client pain-free within a year. (The set backs involved re-injuring himself, etc.)
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The Power of the Middle Ground
In today's day and age, we've become an all or nothing culture. We’ve seem to have lost the art of finding the middle-ground where one can find balance and compromise. This is one of the reasons why diets don't work. People are either "on" or "off." They're either on a diet and things are "on track" or they screw up and fall off (and the "screw-it" syndrome begins with a huge trip to binge-city!) What if the solution was simply found in the grey zone?
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Change Your Habits, Change Your Life
“Meaningful change starts with introspection and honest consideration.” Our lives are largely structured by our habits. For example, the job we have is the product of a set of habits we developed to gain the skills to be qualified for that job. Now we have habits that allow us to continue our work, from getting dressed in the morning, to our commute to work, to the way we handle the tasks at our job. We create habits to get us what we want, and to maintain what we have. These habits can become deeply ingrained in us, to the point where they are subconscious. We go through the motions of these habits without thinking about it. It’s just how we live. However, not all of our habits help us. Some of those subconscious processes can hinder us when we want to make important changes in our lives. A habit that serves you where you’re at won’t always help you get to where you want! The solution is to change, but how do we do it? Well, this is the ultimate question!
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Sugar!
"The secret is not to cut out anything! It’s to have a healthy relationship with food: one where you have an all inclusive approach and mentality." Our clients ask us all the time if they should cut out sugar on their weight-loss journeys. Our answer is no! If you completely abstain from something, all you’re going to do is create built up tension! What this inevitably results in is breaking the strict regime, consuming some sugar, and feeling a ton of guilt and shame! And when you feel guilt and shame, you will also inevitably end up in a town called binge-city! Where you develop a syndrome known as f*ck-it syndrome, and you throw every single good dietary principle out the window! The secret is not to cut out anything! It’s to have a healthy relationship with food: one where you have an all inclusive approach and mentality. This is exactly how we coach our clients. We don’t believe in diets and we don’t believe in strict nutrition protocols. Yes, if you’re a super athlete or you’re training for a competition, by all means you do need a strict and regimented approach. But, if you’re like 99% of the population, and you just want to enjoy food, and look and feel great, then you have to have a healthy relationship with food that permits a long term sustainable way of eating!
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