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With summer just around the corner and May quickly approaching our May Exercise Sessions registrations are now open. What a great way to help get you ready for a summer filled with adventures. By building you mind, body and soul you will be ready to tackle every opportunity and adventure that comes your way this...
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Ingredients If you are anything like me, some days it is hard to get out of bed and you just want that extra 10 minutes of sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes that means I am pressed for time to fit in a healthy breakfast. That is why I am a huge fan of these breakfast egg muffins....
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First, I need to apologize for the lack of nature posts over the last couple of weeks. We have been very busy getting the Centre to reopen (make sure to come say hi!) and sadly wasn’t able to make a few posts. Hopefully we can get back to our regular posting schedule now. Secondly, look...
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Today’s post features beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. There is a little bit of beauty for everyone; flowers, forests, trees, clouds, fields, you name it. There are so many stunning pictures, I could have uploaded a lot more, but I restrained myself – for now. Rest assured, there will be more...
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It’s the last Monday of the month. We all know what that means! Dessert time! And boy does this treat deliver! It is a versatile dessert that can be dressed up for a special occasion or made into a fun treat that everyone will love. Either way, it’s sure to delight!  Ingredients Serves 4 6 egg...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature post features 13 gorgeous images from the 2020 Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year entries. This competition has been running since 1965 and has featured some of the most stunning images of wildlife over the years. When available, I have also included links to the photographers individual websites in...
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Every morning when I get to work I park at the library (during this lockdown anyway) and as soon as I step out of the car, all I can hear is a cacophony of birds from the wall of vines on the side of the building. There are so many birds! As I listened to...
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Stretching and Strengthening exercises are important to maintain flexibility and movement, especially as we age. Join Steve Bottrill as he takes you through an upper body workout designed to help with functionality. These exercises are done from a seated position, so almost everyone can do them too! You should always consult your physician or other...
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Do you love a good clubhouse sandwich but are looking to change it up just a bit? Then give this wrap a try! With a crisp, crunchy broccoli slaw along with the traditional turkey, bacon and cheese, it’s a new way to enjoy an old favourite without changing it up too much. It’s also really...
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We are traveling a little far afield today for our Wonders of Nature post. Randy Parent, who has contributed pictures to our website before, provided us with these gorgeous pictures taken on an African safari a few years ago. He was able to capture beautiful images of lions, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinoceroses, monkeys and more,...
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In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy to follow walking at home cardio workout using light weights (optional) perfect for beginners or senior. You can also use it as an add-on to another one of our videos for a more advanced challenge. This routine is all standing but can also be...
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French toast with strawberries and banana! What more could you ask for? This is a beautiful and tasty way to get some fruit in the morning while still indulging in a classic favourite. Ingredients Makes 4 servings 4 eggs1 cup milk½ tsp cinnamon½ tsp nutmeg2 tbsp brown sugar½ tsp vanillapinch of salt½ cup sliced banana1 cup sliced strawberries2 tbsp maple syrup8 slices whole-wheat breadpowdered sugar...
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Are you ready to Dance? Enjoy 8 different dances from different eras and genres that will keep you moving and feeling GREAT with certified yoga therapist, Sherry Zak Morris! Chair Yoga Dance is a wonderful way to get your daily dose of movement while having lots of fun! And you are working your brain and...
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It’s the last Monday of the month, which means it is time for a Dessert recipe! My family loves camping and having backyard fires. And, naturally, my kids ask for S’mores too. But what do you do when someone wants S’mores and it’s raining? You make S’mores bars with Golden Grahams cereal! This way, you...
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What a difference a week makes! Last week, I posted a lot of beautiful spring pictures. As I was driving into work today, admiring the beautiful snow (but still thinking “Why do we have this much snow in late April?”), I decided to postpone the planned pictures for today. Instead I grabbed the camera, went...
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Today’s exercise has the popular Steve Bottrill walking you through some great exercises that will help with your upper back posture. To participate in this routine, you will need a small ball that you can place in the arch of your back. Don’t have a ball? No problem! Just use a rolled up towel. Steve...
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This is one of my family’s absolute favourite meals. I get requests to make this at least once a week. It is fast, easy, and delicious! We usually serve it over pasta with a big salad on the side, but you can pair it with mashed potatoes (or cauliflower!). I’ve not tried it, but I...
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Spring is here! Really here, not “here because the calendar says spring is here.” The sun is shining brighter, the wind is warmer (mostly!), the trees are starting to grow their new leaves, the flowers are starting to bloom. With all this beautiful growth and reawakening happening around us, how could we not feature the...
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In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy–to–follow beginner walk at home workout! This is a beginner level workout but can still be challenging for anyone at any level. This routine uses no equipment and can easily be done in the comfort of your own home. This workout incorporates the best of...
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This soup is a personal favourite, so how could I not share it with you? I love the flavours in this soup, and it is so easy to make. Bring your soup game to the next level. You won’t regret it! Ingredients 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced2 tbsp. olive oil2 cans of Condensed Tomato Soup1/4...
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Today Steve Bottrill has us doing a higher intensity workout. Because this exercise takes place while sitting in a chair, it is still safe for many seniors who are concerned about balance to take part while really getting your heart rate going. This video features a lot of cardiovascular movements and include shoulder movements and...
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Ingredients Scrambled eggs have always been a favourite of mine. But they do tend to get boring after a while. Why not mix it up a little and make this restaurant-worthy take on scrambled eggs? 8 large eggs1 tsp. Dijon mustardsalt and pepper1 tbsp. olive oil or unsalted butter2 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and broken...
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Today Steve guides us through a gentle chair exercise with a ball. You can use any lightweight ball you have around the house for this exercise routine. After a quick warmup, Steve leads you through several ball exercises. He closes the workout with some breathing techniques. Keep an eye out for a surprise visit from...
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In this exercise video, Meredith is guiding you through a great workout routine that you can do everyday or days when you’re short on time and are looking to get a quick session in. This workout is aimed towards our beginner level but don’t let that fool you! This is a great routine for anyone...
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Ingredients Slow cooker apricot chicken is an easy recipe using chicken thighs and dried apricots for a delicious dinner with big, fresh flavor and an intoxicating aroma – your house will smell amazing! Serve it over rice, couscous, or quinoa and drizzle some of the leftover juices on. Your taste buds will thank you! 1...
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This gentle exercise video combines Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a variety of adaptations to help make the routine safe and comfortable for you. Developed by the therapists in Toronto Rehab’s LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain), this routine is great for starting a gentle exercise program at home. Video via Cara...
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St. Patrick’s Day is in just a couple of days, so today’s recipe is for a seasonal fast food favourite that you can make at home. That’s right, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake in your own kitchen! This super-yummy shake is a much-anticipated start to spring for many people, and now you can make it too! Don’t...
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In this exercise video Meredith will be guiding you through a great seated HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style routine using optional weights for resistance. HIIT workouts are a great way to build up both your cardiovascular system and muscle strength. It combines the best of both worlds into a shorter, yet more intense workout...
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Steve Bottrill is back with this awesome seated exercise. It’s a great workout that focuses on your coordination through using 2 opposing moves that work not just your body, but your mind too! Intimidated by the thought of opposing moves? Don’t be! We use opposite movement all the time. Think of how you swim. One...
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Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. It’s not unusual for me to have breakfast for dinner just to get more breakfast! Whether you make this as a breakfast-for-dinner meal or actual breakfast, these are quick, easy, delicious, and customizable! To customize, add in spinach, mushrooms, peppers, bacon, or whatever you wish at Step...
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We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website, designed and developed by the folks at Abstract Marketing, at 216 King St. W in Chatham-Kent. We also encourage feedback, please feel free to leave a message via our contact page.
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Meredith is back with another workout! This time she is working our abs and improving our core strength with this intermediate level exercise video. The best part of this workout is that it is designed to do without needing to get down on the floor (or struggling to get back up after like I do)!...
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Last week we received an email from merry old England from a fan of our website. She told us about how much she loved Meredith’s workout videos. After that, how could we not post another great video from Senior Fitness with Meredith? In this video, Meredith takes you through a great 20 minute beginner cardio...
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Steve is back! Steve Bottrill has been featured in some of our workout videos in the past and we have always had rave reviews about his videos. So when he reached out to let us know he had posted a new one, we had to share it with you. Enjoy this easy leg workout in...
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One has to admit the weather this January was crazy and every changing yet there was always beauty to be found at every turn of everyday. May it be on the dull dark days to the snowy and sun shining days; nature has always been there to inspire us with her beauty. It can renew...
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