…So Little Time

Published Articles by Christine Forde

More articles by Christine on the web and in print, including Fitness Republic, Raise Your Brand Marketing, Excalibur, and Brock Press.

Fitness Republic:

20 Things to do During Your Rest Days

“Some days are beyond stressful and jam-packed with work or family obligations, but you can still manage to squeeze in some healthy, fun fitness activities when your workout just escapes you. We can fool the people around us, but we can’t fool ourselves, we know that keeping our commitment to a healthy body is the key to making it reality. So what can you do when making it to the gym is just not going to happen?”

Why Pilates? A Strong Core for a Strong Back

“Back pain is one of the most common complaints in North America. As people get older, it’s more likely that they will suffer from back pain usually attributed a variety of factors including but not limited to injuries, tense muscles, poor posture, and some medical conditions. Many of us may find us reaching for over the counter painkillers, or seeing a doctor who may suggest physiotherapy or even surgery. One option for you to explore is Pilates which builds your core strength and removes the pressure from the back.”

10 Benefits of Water Aerobics Exercises

“Summer is great. We love getting out in our cute outfits, lounging about in the sun, and grabbing a few drinks with some close friends and gossiping about our favourite celebrities, bloggers, or games (whatever we’re into really). However, summer also means high temperatures, humidity, bright sunshine and a longing for a refreshing swim. Luckily, swimming isn’t just wetting our feet from the tide washing up on the beach (although that’s certainly pleasant), here are 10 great reasons to indulge in water aerobics!”

The End of Endometriosis: A Journey to Wellness

“Pain killers, a hot water bottle, chamomile tea, and a little bit of chocolate are likely companions to many women every month during their cycle. Sometimes though those things aren’t enough and a severe medical condition may be lurking beneath. Endometriosis is a condition that goes beyond a painful period. More than 6.5 million women in the United States and Canada are affected by this disease, and 89 million women are affected worldwide, according to the Endometriosis Association.”

Healing Crohn’s Disease Through Diet and Detox

“By now we’re all aware of the dangers of inflammation within the body, but does it really affect our everyday lives? According to Dr. Corinne Brown, ND, of Brownroots Wellness, it can and it certainly affected her when her lifelong digestive troubles erupted into Crohn’s Disease.”

Fit and Fabulous! How to Stick to Your Resolutions This Year

“Happy 2015! As we dust ourselves off from the festivities, we check the ‘damage’ from the holidays – both to our wallets and our bodies – and make those resolutions for the New Year. This advice will help you stick to your diet and fitness resolutions this year…”


Raise Your Brand Marketing:

Sales Online Over the Holidays Continue to Grow in 2014

“These days I feel like I can’t even open my email without a pile of holiday savings emails vying for my attention. Save 50% on all items for BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND! Black Friday isn’t even one day anymore. It parades over an entire week before the actual day, which then spills over into Cyber Monday and before it takes over most of December. How has this affected online shopping?…”


Excalibur: The York University Community Newspaper:

The Hottest Trends in Fitness

“Who took the fun out of exercise? No one did! Think back to when you were a kid—what did you enjoy doing? Ice skating? Playing hockey? Rollerblading? Skateboarding?  But life got in the way and going back to do activities we used to love isn’t always realistic. Next time you’re looking for something enjoyable to help you burn calories, consider the new popular fitness classes…”


Healthy Outlook: Why Exercise?

“Do you have time to exercise? Doubtful, with homework, lectures, labs and seminars—plus a part-time job, alongside major projects and essays. And who in their right mind wants to exercise when they barely have a moment to breathe? You are definitely doing yourself a disservice. A big one…”


The Brock Press: 

Blog Review

“It has been very helpful to the art world as well, especially to those artists who are just gaining momentum.
Lara Jade Coton (better known as simply ‘Lara Jade’) is one of those artists, a mostly self-taught photographer from the Midlands, England who has garnered a great deal of her following online…”

Poetic License: English Department Offers a Night of Verse

“The English Students’ Association held its annual poetry reading, Poetry Out Loud on Nov. 23. It was an open invitation to everyone interested in poetry who wished to contribute to “building a sense of community,” said Alicia Robinet, the president of the association who has taken on the project for a number of years and planned this particular evening for the past two months…”

CRAM Presents Melanie MacDonald in Chachka

“In life, the smallest, most unnoticeable things have a tendency to make the biggest, most dramatic impact. In the art world, when small pieces are blown up into in-your-face sized proportions, they can be quite startling and almost always have a lot to say…”

The Life of an Artist at Brock

“Visual art brings a certain life, representation, debate, interpretation and meaning to culture.
The artists of the past, the present and the future have and always will be leaders of this field. Drawing roots from the days of the caveman, art has progressed and changed with the times and materials…”

George Stroumboulopoulos Makes a Stop at Brock

“Best known as the former Much Music VJ, George Stroumboulopoulos the eccentric radio/television host has undoubtedly made an impact on today’s generation in one way or another.
On Oct. 29, Brock students and faculty had the opportunity to attend the George Stroumboulopoulos show, as he discussed music, politics, his experiences, and “George vs. the world.”…