The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


A different kind of personal training offers a no fuss, rough and tough way to get fit


Forget the fancy televisions, towel service, steam rooms and wall to wall mirrors that are included in a typical fitness facility, and take a step into the rugged Curry Barracks for a new take on getting fit.

A Calgary family shares their experiences

thumbnail copy copySome may think a day filled with academics, school sports, homework, and other hobbies sounds like a recipe for exhaustion for young children. However, there have been multiple studies conducted that indicate that this lifestyle can have just the opposite effect.

 Some Calgary families say they agree with such suggestions.

Glorious, glorious food

thumb bowlWEBWhen you go to the supermarket, you can find anything you want in a box - food is processed, chemically altered and coloured until it's unrecognizable from its original form, and all nutrients present in the natural food tend to disappear. Food is often microwaved and then scarfed down without a thought for nutrition or flavour. 

We seek a return to stand over the stove - eat from the jar - finger-licking good - food.

Aging blood donor population is becoming an increasing concern

thumbnail copyA usual trip to the mall turned out to be somewhat different for Jen Meyer. It wasn't long after she had stepped out of her vehicle when she began to feel faint, and at one point reached the point of nearly passing out.

"I'd always had trouble with my hemoglobin" Meyer said.

As explained by the Canadian Blood Services, hemoglobin is the pigment that makes blood red. It is an essential part of the transportation of oxygen from the lungs to the cells of the body. The hemoglobin molecule itself contains iron which comes from diet.