Jad Jawad’s Challenge

Jad Jawad’s Challenge – Fondation du CHUM My name is Jad Jawad. I’m 32 years old and I’m a patient at the CHUM. In September 2020, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s mediastinal lymphoma. Thanks to my proactive and efficient family physician, I was quickly taken into the care of the oncology team at the Centre […]

Annie Péladeau’s Challenge

Annie Péladeau’s Challenge – Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne I was 49 years old when I learned I had stage 3 colorectal cancer. It was February 2021. I started chemo in March, then radiation in the summer. I had a phobia of needles, hospitals, operations… But when you have cancer, you really don’t have any choice… Before, […]

20 ideas for the generations challenge

20 ideas for the generations challenge You’d like to make a difference in your community and you’ve decided to support your Hospital? Fantastic! Now, you’re ready to take your second step: choose a challenge. But there’s a hitch: you can’t come up with any ideas… No problem! We have all kinds of suggestions. One of […]

Abs and glutes: Why they need a good workout

Abs and glutes: Why they need a good workout As you probably know, I’ve been in a field that I love for three decades. During my career, the techniques and concepts have changed, mostly thanks to research. But one trend that hasn’t changed is the need to work out our abs and glutes. There’s tons […]

Declining physical fitness

Declining physical fitness: What to do? I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know: our bodies slow down as we age. Whether it’s our mental acuity, our agility or our muscle and cardiorespiratory vigour, our bodies become less efficient. Is there a one-size-fits-all fitness model? Definitely not! Everything’s relative. According to recent studies, slower […]

Pool workout: dive in!

Do you work out in your pool in this heat? When the weather’s good, why not create an exercise program in the pool? Exercises done in water are effective, because the water provides 15 times more resistance than air. And since your body is lighter in water, the movements feel that much easier. Here are […]

5 keys to successfully achieving you running Challenge

5 keys to successfully achieving your running Challenge! Did you choose running as your Challenge? Then you’ll be interested to know that this is the most natural physical activity. But you need to take a gradual approach. Here are a few helpful tips. 1- Take it slowly With each stride, your body absorbs up to […]

Training outdoors

It’s time to start training outdoors! The outdoors and training outside are becoming ever more popular. It’s no longer surprising to see a walker stop at a park bench to do a few bench presses or hold the plank position. To the contrary, it’s inspiring and motivating! Now’s the time for you to slip on […]

Tone up for summer

The beautiful weather has arrived… Here are my tips for toning up! With the arrival of beautiful weather, the media is filled with suggestions of exercises to “feel better in your bikini.” You can be thinking about this, but on one condition: that your real priority is to improve your lifestyle! Being more active, eating […]