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Friday, September 30, 2022

THE BALANCED LIFE | That night in Cairo

Many of the best adventures on a bicycle tour happen after the bike has been parked for the day. A group of us were...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Cycling toward the Dark Side

It’s sort of like reaching puberty for cyclists — those days when you knew your life was in for a shake-up. Your development as...

THE BALANCED LIFE | The truth about sunscreen

How do you choose your sunscreen? In a conclusive study conducted on four of my male cycling friends, it appears to be by the...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Understanding the true value of rural Pelham

Last Thursday was one of those days on the bike that bring an unsolicited smile to your face, delight to your heart, and simply...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Link between muscle mass and cognitive decline

If you’re 40 or more years old and your tolerance for those of us who drone on about exercise being the elixir of good...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Resistance training easy to do at home

The term “resistance exercise” and “resistance training,” or RT for short, are used regularly in this column. It doesn’t refer to trying to get...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Volunteering—What’s in it for you?

A 2018, pre-Covid Statistics Canada survey concluded that some 24 million Canadians volunteered in some capacity that year. These 79 percent of Canadians aged...

BALANCED LIFE | Paddling with a purpose: Destroy the invaders!

Ten minutes into Colin Casson’s short presentation, thoughts of latent environmental intrigue and a pending battle to defend the very existence of the Welland...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Close friendships more important than ever

The invitation came by email, short and to the point. “Tomorrow is John’s 80th birthday & we’re headed to Station 1 (Lyle, John, me)....

THE BALANCED LIFE | Routine vs. purpose—we need both

We have to be open, paying attention and willing to listen to teachable moments, those rare times when a significant new idea or perspective...