Recipe: Homemade Vegan Apple Pie

The seasons are changing. It is almost fall and it is also apple season. This makes it the perfect time of the year to start making pies and sprinkle in cinnamon in everything you make. Pumpkin, apple, pecan, and more – there are many different types of pies to make! Pies are a great dessert choice for the chilly evening.

But, pies can still be tasty when they are made healthy! This recipe for apple pie uses alternative ingredients to boost your sweet tooth for dessert, but in a healthier way. By relying on the natural sweetness of the apples and only adding a touch of sweetness to make it a dessert, small changes like this can help improve your diet.

Check out the recipe below and share your results with us! We want to see how your pies turned out!

Exercise without spending a dime

Exercises that include gross motor movements such as standing, running, pushing, and more – without any special equipment – is called calisthenics. You might not be aware of the name, but you may have already done some lunges, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, squats… and the list goes on.

 

Calisthenics is often performed rhythmically and it is generally the most common form of physical exercise that people often start with when they want to begin a new healthy lifestyle. It is simple to do since there is no equipment needed, and you can incorporate elements in your environment to change up your calisthenics routine.

 

Find out if calisthenics support your health and fitness goals:

Why Do We Hiccup?

We sneeze to expel irritants that have made their way to our nose lining. We cough to clear our throats and breathing passages. We hiccup because… actually, why do we hiccup? To find out, watch the video below:

 

 

How to: Use a Foam Roller for Legs

Foam rollers are a staple in many gyms across North America. But if you’ve never used one before, it can be a bit intimidating. Watch the video below for different techniques on how to use a foam roller on your legs. Warning! Some areas on your legs may feel a little tender, like your IT band. Always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

When is Water Safe to Drink?

“According to a UN report from 2010, microbial waterborne illnesses kill more people per year than war”. Unfortunately, there’s no wonder why. Proper water filtration systems require a great deal of infrastructure. For those who have to get water locally, many have their sources spoiled by runoffs, leaks, or other contaminants. Watch the video below to learn more about when water is safe to drink.

 

7 Chicken Wing Recipes

Nothing says summer quite like chicken wings. It’s the perfect finger food that is as delicious as it is messy. So if you’re in the mood for: baked garlic parmesan chicken wings; spicy mango chicken wings; or even good old Nashville-style hot chicken wings, you’re in for a treat. Click here for 7 chicken wing recipes that will have your mouth watering. Enjoy!

 

7 Chicken Wing Recipes

How to do a Burpee

 

Looking to spice up your workout routine? Try out burpees! This multidimensional exercise will challenge your quads, shoulders, triceps, core, and calves. It will keep your heart rate up and increase your strength and stamina over time. Watch the video below to learn how to do a burpee.

 

The Benefits of Hot Yoga

Sweating profusely in a room full of people while holding a downward dog may not seem like the best way to spend an afternoon, but ask a seasoned yogi and they may disagree. Hot yoga is appealing as it promotes deep stretches and an opportunity to flush toxins through sweat; yet it is very important to note that the practice isn’t for everyone. Click here to read more about hot yoga, what to do to prepare for a class and the benefits you can get by stretching in a hyper stuffy room. Namaste!

Hot Yoga

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

It’s hot, it’s sunny, it’s time to take advantage of the lovely weather; and what better way than to eat outdoors. If you’re planning an ‘al fresco’ summer luncheon sometime this season, get inspired by these delicious recipes that are light and super flavourful. We’re talking lemon and garlic roast chicken; Mediterranean-style eggplants; and a smoky cheese, bacon, baby leek and potato tarts. Click here for 20 summer lunch recipes. Happy eating!

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

Benefits of Martial Arts

Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Karate, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. To the uninformed critic, these activities encourage violence and aggression. However, practitioners of these martial arts will tell you that they are much more than self-defense mechanisms. Aside from paying homage to long-standing traditions, martial arts promote both physical and spiritual / ethical health. Children (and adults) who pursue these sports are challenged on their strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and aerobic prowess. So if you’re looking to change up your workout routine, click here to read more about the benefits of martial arts.

 

Martial Arts