Mindful Breathing 101: Four Deep Breathing Exercises for Stress & Anxiety Relief

Deep breathing is a great tool to promote relaxation and stress management. This post breaks down the science and benefits of deep breathing, and it shows you 4 different deep breathing exercises. The Stress Systems When we experience stress and anxiety, our body responds by activating the stress response. This response causes our sympathetic nervous […]

The Ultimate List of Physical Activities! | 100 Ways to Be Physically Active

Blog Post Titled, "100 Ways to Be Active: Find what moves you with this comprehensive list of physical activities"

Looking for a new activity to try? In this post, I share a comprehensive list of physical activities for anyone looking to increase their daily activity. According to the CDC, “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health”, and this is because physical activity provides a vast […]

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness: A Broader Look at Health

When we think of our health, what often comes to mind is our physical health, such as nutrition and exercise. However, there are 8 dimensions of wellness that contribute to our health and well-being besides the physical elements alone (1). Wellness Wellness is a concept that looks at our health as an integration of our […]

Welcome to the Heather Fit Blog!

Welcome to the Heather Fit Blog! If you couldn’t already tell by my blog’s name, my name is Heather and I am the Fitness Instructor, Blogger, and Creator of HeatherFit. I am currently living in Ontario, Canada with my loving sister & her adorable dogs Stella and Lola. I’ve always had a passion for fitness […]

The Fit From Home Guide

How Much Physical Activity Should I get in a Day?The new Canadian physical activity guidelines provide recommendations for aerobic physical activity, strength training, and light activity. It is recommended adults aged 18 to 64 accumulate at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity per week. This physical activity can be in bouts of as little as 10-minutes and should […]