THE CHEWPOD BLOG

Fri, Sep 01, 17

Circadian rhythm is a biological rhythm of roughly 24 hours. These rhythms are in large part influenced by light; which determines our energy, alertness, and fatigue levels. An imbalance or a breach of your rhythm (which occurs all of the time) triggers a loss of productivity principally due to lack of sleep.

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Gaming; More Than a Game!
Wed, Nov 01, 17

We immediately think of a young 15 years old teenager alone in the dark sitting in front of his screen for several hours. It’s not the case anymore, that community of 1.8 billion gamers is very well structured and diversified. The average age is 35 years old and is composed of almost as many men (56%) as women (44%). There are as many 18 years old gamers (26%) glued to their screens as gamers older than 50 years old (27%).

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Did you know that social media and your brain doesn’t fit well together…
Sun, Oct 01, 17

It must have happened to you at least once to have concentration problems at work or at school; cognitive breakdown! As efficient as you can be, the amount of information that you can store and control is limited. The quantity of information that you receive and generate is tremendous; it follows you every day, giving you little respite to focus.

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Tue, Nov 21, 17

Before I undertook the famous hike that is the Jacques-Cartier, I was being very realistic about how difficult it would be to keep my 3rd position that I earned last year in reason of the current line up that was about to start the run. Although, I was very relaxed and for once I actually wanted to start the race slowly and gradually accelerate as it went on. I took the 8th position and my rhythm was perfect in the trails to not get too tired too quickly. 

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Change of course, by Joanie Courcy-Fortin, OCR athlete
Tue, Nov 21, 17

Sometimes we go through events that change your life upside down for the better. We learn to adapt and to live with it. All my life, hockey was my number one passion. I would dream of sharing the ice rink with the best players out there. One day somebody told me that I had lost my stamina, my speed, and that I was not the best out there anymore. Ouch! A real « wake up call » as people would say.

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Trail Running: The Devil is After us by Sylvain Lavoie
Tue, Nov 21, 17

It is 5 o’clock in the morning, my eyes are heavy and my heart is aching. The trail runners are all ready in the wonderful amphitheater of the devil. The race is starting, but I need to be careful of the upcoming distance: 80 kilometers.

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