Olympian Inspirations!

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Well it's been over a week since the Olympics have ended. What a fantastic two weeks it was for me. I attended multiple hockey games, mainly the Canada games. If you've never been to an international hockey game with your home country playing, there is nothing else like it. The atmosphere, the energy and anticipation from the time they step on the ice for the warm ups till the final buzzer goes. It's an experience that is indescribable. Just imagine all the years these athletes have trained, all the sacrifices, all the excuses they could've come up with to not reach their goals, but they were determined and motivated and in the end were on the biggest stage. Along the way, I'm sure they had plenty of personal trainers and advice and suggestions on what they should be doing. Somewhere...

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Exercise = Intelligence?

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A daily ritual of mine is to peruse new articles and find ones with interesting headings. This one from the Vancouver Sun today caught my attention, Physically active boys tend to be smarter: Study. It was a study on how activity levels can increase congnitive function and development. Although, they were clear to say, they weren't sure if the smarter boys were just more active or if the fitness activites made them smarter. But it was concluded that cardiovascular exercises do improve cognitive function and development. We've even proven it to ourselves, when we manage to tear ourselves away from our work for even 5mins, walk around the office, take deep breaths, it helps refocus and energize us for the next task. Plus, with some of us being in Vancouver, it's simple for us to take a step outdoors and...

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