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David Nathan

Freelance journalist

David is a freelance journalist who works for numerous French-language magazines and blogs (Québec Science, MSN, Canoe, La Presse’s XY magazine, Air Transat’s Atmoshphère magazine...). A huge fan of music, film and travelling, David’s versatility and curiosity are a welcome addition to any workplace. You can follow him on his personal blog at http://somanythingstodo.com.

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travel benefits
We sometimes think of our travels as just the pretty pictures we take and the magnificent tan we get on tropical beaches. Yet the benefits of travel go beyond an eye-catching skin tone. Getting away is good for us, both psychologically and physically. Reduce daily stress One of the benefits often noticed when we travel is reduced stress. Lying on a beach with a good book or climbing the slopes of Everest, whatever activity you choose will probably help you to considerably reduce your stress after a few days, or even a few hours. Enjoy the sun’s benefits While the sun and its ultraviolet rays can be dangerous when we...
Fitness dance class
Winter blues getting you down? Then it’s time to get active! Exercise is a great way to lift your spirits, so we’ve come up with a few ways to stay active during the dark winter months. Dance, dance and more dance It’s the perfect marriage of pleasure and sports, ranging from traditional dances like tango, salsa, merengue, rock ‘n’ roll and line dancing to dances that you may not have heard of but will definitely want to try! Zumba is an invigorating exercise routine from Colombia, inspired by several Latin dances (salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton…) and aerobics. Electro dance fans should try out popping, a technique based on contracting and...
boy opening present
Play is essential to a child’s education. Certain games are strictly meant to be fun; others focus on learning, discovery and finding out about the world while having fun. Here are ten fun and educational games to keep your 6- to11-year-old children entertained. 1) To foster environmental awareness: 4M Paper Recycling Kit Here is a unique gift to creatively foster children’s environmental awareness and teach them about the importance of recycling in a concrete way. 2) To learn in color : Art 101 Here is a novel idea to develop your child’s talent and introduce them to art using crayons, watercolours and pastels. The suitcase-type kit is very complete and easy to...
Male runner stretching
2012 marked the arrival of the smartphone and its many applications into our lives. Here are five applications that will help you stay in shape. Couch to 5k: to get back into sports As its name suggests, Couch to 5K is an application that will make you get off your sofa and help you run your first five kilometres without suffering and without stopping. Thanks to different progressive and motivating training plans (from 20 to 30 minutes), the application will support you as you progress over a nine-week period. Couch to 5K is ideal for beginners and those wanting to get back into sports activities and gradually build up their...
winter running
This year, you’re determined not to lose your motivation when winter arrives. You’ve decided to continue running throughout the winter. This is a great idea, but you have to make sure you have the right gear. Here are five essential items for running comfortably in cold weather. 1) Winter running shoes Even though some people use their summer shoes for winter running, it’s preferable to have better footgear when the snowflakes start to fly. First of all, the soles of winter running shoes are better adapted to snowy conditions and provide better grip. But it’s also about comfort: snowflakes that come into contact with shoe uppers can melt and soak...
Nordic Bath
Winter impacts our bodies in many negative ways: dry skin, chilblains and respiratory difficulties, not to mention the stress, chronic fatigue and mood-related problems that can plague some people due to lack of exposure to the sun. Scandinavian baths are among the most effective relaxation and well-being options for regaining physical and mental vitality, especially in the depths of winter. A three-part treatment Scandinavian or Nordic baths work on the principle of hydrotherapy, a type of treatment involving stimulating the body with alternating hot and cold temperatures. The contrast between the hot and cold seems to be therapeutically beneficial. This method involves three phases, as Émilie Mazet of Scandinave Les...

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