About Steve Kux

Steve Kux is a freelance writer and researcher based in Vancouver, BC. When not relaying the latest scientific research on health, fitness, and the environment Steve enjoys mountaineering, kayaking, and running. He generally tries to avoid writing in the third-person.
23 12, 2014

5 Gear Items Every Runner Needs for Winter

By |2020-04-06T16:02:46-05:00December 23rd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Gear Items Every Runner Needs for Winter

As the temperature drops, so to can your motivation to lace up your shoes and hit the road or trail for an hour or so of training; but what so many of us consider to be a consequence of the weather is all in our heads. In the world of [...]

18 12, 2014

Holiday Food with Benefits: The 3 Foods that will Help Your Health this Season

By |2020-04-06T15:45:42-05:00December 18th, 2014|Healthy Foods|Comments Off on Holiday Food with Benefits: The 3 Foods that will Help Your Health this Season

Holiday food isn’t exactly known for its health benefits. When we think of sitting down with family to indulge in all the cookies, cake, turkey, and stuffing that go along with this time of year we are more likely to envision a night parked in a comfortable than a stirring [...]

12 12, 2014

Tech Review: Garmin Forerunner 220 & 620 Head-to-Head

By |2020-04-06T16:02:46-05:00December 12th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Tech Review: Garmin Forerunner 220 & 620 Head-to-Head

With the holiday season upon us, you may be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the fitness nut on your list. Fortunately you are spoiled for choice no matter what your budget. Anything from water bottles, to outerwear, to race registrations make great gifts. If you’re looking to go [...]

11 12, 2014

The Do’s and Don’ts of Starting Your Next Relationship

By |2020-04-06T16:02:46-05:00December 11th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The Do’s and Don’ts of Starting Your Next Relationship

Starting a new relationship can be risky business. When you aren’t romantically involved and you are looking to meet someone you might be inclined to act in ways that you would otherwise think are less than rational. It is easy to get caught up in what we think is expected [...]

10 12, 2014

5 Holiday Traps to Throw Off Your Fitness Goals

By |2020-04-06T16:02:46-05:00December 10th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Holiday Traps to Throw Off Your Fitness Goals

December may be the “most wonderful time of the year” but it is an absolute minefield when it comes to fitness goals. Spending the holidays with family and friends is a great way to recharge your batteries, relax, and enjoy the things in life that really matter, but it is [...]

2 12, 2014

6 Tips for Staying Active at Work

By |2020-04-06T16:02:46-05:00December 2nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Tips for Staying Active at Work

One of the biggest obstacles to living a healthy lifestyle in the 21st century is working. Like it or not, a lot of jobs in western nations have moved away from physical activity and now promote long hours at a desk, usually in front of a computer screen. Sitting around [...]

24 11, 2014

6 Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Exciting

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 24th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Exciting

Being in a long-term relationship is great for a lot of things. It lets you get close to someone in a way that flings can’t and provides great stability and a reliable support system to your life. One thing about that stability, though, is that it can eventually lead to [...]

22 11, 2014

7 Ways to Sleep Better You May Not Have Considered

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 22nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Sleep Better You May Not Have Considered

Sleep is almost absurdly important. Ask a doctor what single thing you can do to improve your health and well-being and sleep will be right up there with exercise in their grab-bag of recommendations. For that reason, it is in your interest to do everything you can to get a [...]

17 11, 2014

6 Ways to Use Your Home to Promote Activity

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 17th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Use Your Home to Promote Activity

Inertia is a powerful thing. It is the tendency for an object that isn’t moving to resist movement and it is the number one risk factor for inactivity creeping into your lifestyle. The more comfortable you feel curled up on the couch in pajamas and a with a bowl of [...]

15 11, 2014

The Case for Mountains: High Altitude Health Benefits

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 15th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The Case for Mountains: High Altitude Health Benefits

Though it is generally agreed that mountains are one of nature’s most impressive and beautiful landscape types, they often get bad press when it comes to health. Sure mountains may offer a place for us to get outside and work up a sweat but if you go too high too [...]

10 11, 2014

5 Ways That Exercise Keeps You Young

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 10th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Ways That Exercise Keeps You Young

We’ve all heard the typical refrain from people who are getting older and are told to exercise more, maybe we’ve even uttered it ourselves: “I’m too old for that.” As we age we are conditioned to think that physical activity should taper off. At some point around the age of [...]

8 11, 2014

8 Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication

By |2020-04-06T15:52:14-05:00November 8th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 8 Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication

High blood pressure is something that can creep up on you. Whether your genes leave you predisposed to it or you lifestyle is likely to bring it on, few things are as dangerous in the long run as pumping too much blood through your body. High blood pressure can quietly [...]