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Living a balanced Lifestyle can often be challenging when we are so busy!  Discover Smiths Falls Lifestyle brings you plenty of resources that are available in our community for you to enjoy!  From our various health and fitness centres, to health food stores and senior & healthy living programs,  Smiths Falls has everything you need in order to live a healthy lifestyle.  Here you can browse our articles, links and information to help you on your journey toward achieving a balanced Lifestyle!

Good Health starts in the kitchen
BY: CAROLINE FOSTER Healthy living is all about making the right choices. Critical to making healthy decisions is participating in exercise activities, and being mindful of the impact the foods we are eating has on your body. And if you are trying to shed a few pounds or more, you know that you cannot outrun a bad diet; you get fit in the gym (or wherever you chose to exercise) and you get healthy in the kitchen! At my fitness studio, I see a lot[...]
Bears season comes to an end
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By Jason Code It was a long and hard-fought season for the Junior A Bears. With all the roster shake ups and injuries, the Bears keep the organization above .500, with a season record of (28-26-3-5) and sit 7th overall in the standings. The Smiths Falls team participated in the preliminary round of playoffs against the Nepean Raiders but fell short in the best-of-three game series (2-1). Bears top-graduating goalie Michael Pinios (94) put up some great numbers, with a goals-against-average of 2.29 and .921 save percentage in the three playoff g[...]
PSFDH honoured in National Research Corporation Canada Report
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
By Sabrina Bedford The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has been recognized for its performance in Overall Care in a recently-published nation-wide study. The National Research Corporation Canada (NRCC) recently released its annual study entitled the Patient Experience Percentile Report. The purpose of the report series is “to highlight hospitals in Ontario that have received excellent performance ratings, based on patient perceptions,” according to the NRCC website. In the ‘Acute Care Inpatient – Community Hospitals’ [...]
Smiths Falls Bears back in full swing
Smiths Falls Bears
Story & Photo by Jason Code The Smiths Falls Bears are back in full swing after the two week holiday break. There’s been a few changes in the roster after local athlete and Bears top scorer Neil Doef suffered a traumatic injury while playing for Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge back in December. Some new additions are, Broydon Stufko from the Nepean Raiders, Alexander Kealey from Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL, and Cody Bean from the Ottawa Jr Senators (as of January 10th). Also the team has parted ways with Brandon Lesway to[...]
Snowshoe running – the new frontier in winter cross-training
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BY AMY HOGUE Dedicated runners are often challenged by the winter road conditions that come along with a Canadian climate, where snow, slush and ice are constant hazards for anyone in a pair of running shoes. For those training for triathlons, duathlons or competitive racing, winter can make a serious dent in a training schedule. This could be why running guru, Corey Turnbull, has looked to a new and challenging sport to add into his cross training schedule in the winter months – snowshoe running. Snowshoe running is an activity that must be [...]
LIFESTYLE: Yoga CD release party for local Sunshine Bean Wellness sees full house
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An evening to celebrate the release of a yoga CD by Sunshine Bean Wellness saw another full house at the new The Ivy on William event facility Friday, Nov. 28. Sunshine Bean Wellness is a company about being healthy, well and comfortable in your own body.  Kerry Lavigne, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200, RCYT) of Sunshine Bean Wellness, teaches “adult and children’s yoga, [I] create yoga products such as the CD and blankets for savasana and I also make herbal salves that are good for healing on both people and animals.” The event[...]
Value added individual fitness and health right here in town
One-on-OneFitness
by Howaida Sorour-Roberts   When Marilyn Dunlay realized that she was having trouble getting out of a chair without supporting herself she knew she had to do something. “I was 71 years old and getting weaker and realized I was going in the wrong direction,” said Dunlay. She had seen ads for Natatia’s One-on-One fitness in Smiths Falls, and decided to give it a try. “I felt comfortable with her immediately,” Dunlay says. A year later and Dunlay says she’s stronger and has more energy than she’s ever had in her life! “I felt [...]
Bears win against Nepean Raiders at Community Centre: See gallery
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Smiths Falls Bears win their 4th in a row over the visiting Nepean Raiders 3-2 at the Memorial Community Centre (Photos by Jason Code).[...]
Coach B Column
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Don’t worry, it’s not your fault.. You know what I’m talking about. That thing. That thing you wanted to achieve, to buy, to learn, to get done or to accomplish….that thing that you failed at…. that you continue to fail at… it is not your fault. It’s his fault, or hers, or theirs…but not you. No, no, no. Not you. “If only….” Is the culprit. The cause of all your woes. IF ONLY…. • my partner would exercise with me • I had more time • I had more money • I had someone to share my passion • they would share my hobb[...]
Yoga and Wellness Studio offers free childcare while you exercise
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The issue of child care is a complicated one. Families are often pulled in all directions to get to work while making sure they’re able to afford child care. Often times, the inability to access affordable childcare prohibits parents, women in particular, from participating in recreational or physical activities. The Smiths Falls Yoga and Wellness Studio understands that. So, they’re offering free childcare! Here is the policy: The childcare policy at YWL and Evolve: For classes identified on the schedule, we offer free childcare. T[...]
Lifestyle Featured Business: Good Vibrations Health and Fitness Studio
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Physical activity is beneficial to people of all ages and abilities, but at one time in Smiths Falls, there were no gyms at all. However, as the years go on and our overall wellness has become a dominant concern in our lives, our community has reflected that change and met our demands. Now, there are many different fitness organizations in Smiths Falls, and Good Vibrations is one of the amazing options to choose from. Good Vibrations is a full-service gym for both men and women. They have something for everyone, regardless of shape, size or phy[...]
2nd Annual “Golf 4 Our Girls” Golf Tournament this weekend
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The 2nd Annual Susan Shirley Program “Golf 4 Our Girls” golf tournament is on May 24, 2014 at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club, sponsored by Glenview Iron Metal and Parkit360. Shot gun start at 1:00pm with dinner at 6:00 pm. This years hole in one prize is a 2014 Dodge Journey from Hinton Dodge Chrysler. Individual tickets are $100 and a foursome is $400. The money raised will go to an excellent program. The Susan Shirley Program says that over 12,700 females ages 15-20 will become pregnant in Ontario every year. For this [...]
The Power of Yoga
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There are many things we can do to stay or become as healthy as possible.  The choices we make on a daily basis determine how we look and feel in the short and long term, such as putting proper nutrition in your body to give you the fuel you need. Of course, getting a healthy amount of exercise every day is also one of the most important decisions you can make towards maintaining your overall health. One of the most all-encompassing ways to work out your entire body is to practice yoga.  I’m sure you’ve heard the healing powers of yoga be[...]
COLUMN: Identifying obstacles in your journey to achieving your goals
By Darlene Maclachlan Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Therapist In the last column, we looked at how reaching success is the result of having realistic goals and a plan to achieve and measure success at various stages of the journey. More importantly, it emphasized that we needed to have compassion towards ourselves when we are not 100 per cent successful in reaching a goal. So, you’ve worked hard at defining your goal, put a realistic plan in place, and you are off! Then  an obstacle appears and things slow down or complete to a complete stop. Maybe it was there in the planning phase, and you[...]

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Living a balanced Lifestyle can often be challenging when we are so busy!  Discover Smiths Falls Lifestyle brings you plenty of resources that are available in our community for you to enjoy!  From our various health and fitness centres, to health food stores and senior & healthy living programs,  Smiths Falls has everything you need in order to live a healthy lifestyle.  Here you can browse our articles, links and information to help you on your journey toward achieving a balanced Lifestyle!

Good Health starts in the kitchen
BY: CAROLINE FOSTER Healthy living is all about making the right choices. Critical to making healthy decisions is participating in exercise activities, and being mindful of the impact the foods we are eating has on your body. And if you are trying to shed a few pounds or more, you know that you cannot outrun a bad diet; you get fit in the gym (or wherever you chose to exercise) and you get healthy in the kitchen! At my fitness studio, I see a lot[...]
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Bears season comes to an end
By Jason Code It was a long and hard-fought season for the Junior A Bears. With all the roster shake ups and injuries, the Bears keep the organization above .500, with a season record of (28-26-3-5) and sit 7th overall in the standings. The Smiths Falls team participated in the preliminary round of playoffs against the Nepean Raiders but fell short in the best-of-three game series (2-1). Bears top-graduating goalie Michael Pinios (94) put up some great numbers, with a goals-against-average of 2.29 and .921 save percentage in the three playoff games. In his two seasons with the organization, Pinios has an impressive 49-28-6 record with 2 shuto[...]
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
PSFDH honoured in National Research Corporation Canada Report
By Sabrina Bedford The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has been recognized for its performance in Overall Care in a recently-published nation-wide study. The National Research Corporation Canada (NRCC) recently released its annual study entitled the Patient Experience Percentile Report. The purpose of the report series is “to highlight hospitals in Ontario that have received excellent performance ratings, based on patient perceptions,” according to the NRCC website. In the ‘Acute Care Inpatient – Community Hospitals’ category, the PSFDH Smiths Falls branch was listed as the Top Performing hospital for patient rating[...]
Smiths Falls Bears
Smiths Falls Bears back in full swing
Story & Photo by Jason Code The Smiths Falls Bears are back in full swing after the two week holiday break. There’s been a few changes in the roster after local athlete and Bears top scorer Neil Doef suffered a traumatic injury while playing for Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge back in December. Some new additions are, Broydon Stufko from the Nepean Raiders, Alexander Kealey from Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL, and Cody Bean from the Ottawa Jr Senators (as of January 10th). Also the team has parted ways with Brandon Lesway to the Kemptville 73’s, Craig Cross to the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL, and the club releasing Conn[...]
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Snowshoe running – the new frontier in winter cross-training
BY AMY HOGUE Dedicated runners are often challenged by the winter road conditions that come along with a Canadian climate, where snow, slush and ice are constant hazards for anyone in a pair of running shoes. For those training for triathlons, duathlons or competitive racing, winter can make a serious dent in a training schedule. This could be why running guru, Corey Turnbull, has looked to a new and challenging sport to add into his cross training schedule in the winter months – snowshoe running. Snowshoe running is an activity that must be experienced firsthand to truly appreciate it. Essentially, runners race in specialized lightweight s[...]
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LIFESTYLE: Yoga CD release party for local Sunshine Bean Wellness sees full house
An evening to celebrate the release of a yoga CD by Sunshine Bean Wellness saw another full house at the new The Ivy on William event facility Friday, Nov. 28. Sunshine Bean Wellness is a company about being healthy, well and comfortable in your own body.  Kerry Lavigne, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200, RCYT) of Sunshine Bean Wellness, teaches “adult and children’s yoga, [I] create yoga products such as the CD and blankets for savasana and I also make herbal salves that are good for healing on both people and animals.” The event itself was a yoga nidra class combined with mingling after the class.  The doors opened at 7 p.m.,[...]
One-on-OneFitness
Value added individual fitness and health right here in town
by Howaida Sorour-Roberts   When Marilyn Dunlay realized that she was having trouble getting out of a chair without supporting herself she knew she had to do something. “I was 71 years old and getting weaker and realized I was going in the wrong direction,” said Dunlay. She had seen ads for Natatia’s One-on-One fitness in Smiths Falls, and decided to give it a try. “I felt comfortable with her immediately,” Dunlay says. A year later and Dunlay says she’s stronger and has more energy than she’s ever had in her life! “I felt older than 71 when I started but I don’t feel that way anymore,” she says. Located at the Gallip[...]
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Bears win against Nepean Raiders at Community Centre: See gallery
Smiths Falls Bears win their 4th in a row over the visiting Nepean Raiders 3-2 at the Memorial Community Centre (Photos by Jason Code).[...]
DSF Headshots-1
Coach B Column
Don’t worry, it’s not your fault.. You know what I’m talking about. That thing. That thing you wanted to achieve, to buy, to learn, to get done or to accomplish….that thing that you failed at…. that you continue to fail at… it is not your fault. It’s his fault, or hers, or theirs…but not you. No, no, no. Not you. “If only….” Is the culprit. The cause of all your woes. IF ONLY…. • my partner would exercise with me • I had more time • I had more money • I had someone to share my passion • they would share my hobbies • my friends would eat healthy with me • my peers would abstain from vices • my kids did n[...]
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Yoga and Wellness Studio offers free childcare while you exercise
The issue of child care is a complicated one. Families are often pulled in all directions to get to work while making sure they’re able to afford child care. Often times, the inability to access affordable childcare prohibits parents, women in particular, from participating in recreational or physical activities. The Smiths Falls Yoga and Wellness Studio understands that. So, they’re offering free childcare! Here is the policy: The childcare policy at YWL and Evolve: For classes identified on the schedule, we offer free childcare. The purpose of the supervised childcare is to provide you with an opportunity to exercise while your [...]
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Lifestyle Featured Business: Good Vibrations Health and Fitness Studio
Physical activity is beneficial to people of all ages and abilities, but at one time in Smiths Falls, there were no gyms at all. However, as the years go on and our overall wellness has become a dominant concern in our lives, our community has reflected that change and met our demands. Now, there are many different fitness organizations in Smiths Falls, and Good Vibrations is one of the amazing options to choose from. Good Vibrations is a full-service gym for both men and women. They have something for everyone, regardless of shape, size or physical ability. They have defied convention, having not only a gym and multiple fitness classes, but [...]
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2nd Annual “Golf 4 Our Girls” Golf Tournament this weekend
The 2nd Annual Susan Shirley Program “Golf 4 Our Girls” golf tournament is on May 24, 2014 at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club, sponsored by Glenview Iron Metal and Parkit360. Shot gun start at 1:00pm with dinner at 6:00 pm. This years hole in one prize is a 2014 Dodge Journey from Hinton Dodge Chrysler. Individual tickets are $100 and a foursome is $400. The money raised will go to an excellent program. The Susan Shirley Program says that over 12,700 females ages 15-20 will become pregnant in Ontario every year. For this reason, among many others, is why programs like this exist.  To provide support gives hope, practic[...]
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The Power of Yoga
There are many things we can do to stay or become as healthy as possible.  The choices we make on a daily basis determine how we look and feel in the short and long term, such as putting proper nutrition in your body to give you the fuel you need. Of course, getting a healthy amount of exercise every day is also one of the most important decisions you can make towards maintaining your overall health. One of the most all-encompassing ways to work out your entire body is to practice yoga.  I’m sure you’ve heard the healing powers of yoga before, but it’s because it’s true. Its popularity has increased dramatically over the years as th[...]
Local athlete returns from Masters National swimming competition
BY: AMY HOGUE Go big or go home must be Krista Klassen’s personal philosophy; the 52-year-old Merrickville area resident is taking the swimming scene by storm after a 35-year hiatus, recently returning from a Canadian Masters’ National Competition in Montreal, and a World Competition last summer. Klassen is no stranger to the pool, having swam and competed for the bulk of her childhood. She says she had been looking for an opportunity to get back into swimming for some time for health reasons.  When the Hub Pool & Recreation Centre opened, it was the opportunity Klassen had been waiti[...]
COLUMN: Identifying obstacles in your journey to achieving your goals
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By Darlene Maclachlan Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Therapist In the last column, we looked at how reaching success is the result of having realistic goals and a plan to achieve and measure success at various stages of the journey. More importantly, it emphasized that we needed to have compassion towards ourselves when we are not 100 per cent successful in reaching a goal. So, you’ve worked hard at defining your goal, put a realistic plan in place, and you are off! Then  an obstacle appears and things slow down or complete to a complete stop. Maybe it was there in the planning phase, and you[...]

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