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.
5 11, 2014

Behind the Jargon: Understanding Antioxidants

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 5th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Behind the Jargon: Understanding Antioxidants

The world of dietary nutrition is full of pitfalls that can prevent the average person from understanding what is really going on. While you would think that something as basic as eating would be a major focus of scientific research and that we would have a fairly complete understanding of [...]

30 10, 2014

6 Tips for Running 100 Miles

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00October 30th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Tips for Running 100 Miles

If you haven’t seen The North Face’s new video titled “Curiosity” about ultramarathon runners racing around Mount Blanc in the European Alps, you should probably get on that. Once you have seen it, however, you may be gripped with the urge to burst out your door and attempt to run [...]

29 10, 2014

5 Tips to Help Ward Off the Winter Blues

By |2020-04-06T16:02:49-05:00October 29th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help Ward Off the Winter Blues

Well, as painful as it may be to admit, summer is finally over. Although autumn officially began way back on September 21st, many of us have been lucky enough to enjoy a few bonus weeks of warm weather and sunshine. But as the days grow noticeably shorter and cooler we [...]

20 10, 2014

How Long Does It Take to Get In Shape?

By |2020-04-06T16:02:49-05:00October 20th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on How Long Does It Take to Get In Shape?

Starting on the road to fitness can be a daunting task. When both the scale and the mirror are telling you things you don’t want to hear, it is easy to get overwhelmed and even consider giving up. What makes things especially difficult is switching on the TV and hearing [...]

17 10, 2014

Can You Get Fit in 7 Minutes per Week?

By |2020-04-06T16:02:49-05:00October 17th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Can You Get Fit in 7 Minutes per Week?

Getting in shape is important but with the constant pressure of jobs and family and keeping up with your Netflix queue it is easy to fall behind. One of the most frequently cited reasons for people not getting enough exercise is that they just don’t have the time. Between 8 [...]

14 10, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Barefoot Running

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 14th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on A Beginner’s Guide to Barefoot Running

An interesting trend that has gripped the running world over the past several years is the move by many athletes (experienced and inexperienced alike) to running in minimalist shoes or no shoes at all. After decades of increasing the cushioning in running shoes to control for every possible form of [...]

10 10, 2014

7 Little Things You Can do Everyday to Strengthen Your Relationship

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 10th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 7 Little Things You Can do Everyday to Strengthen Your Relationship

If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time it is easy to fall into a funk where you aren’t doing the simple little things that can bring to closer to you partner. Just because you’ve had a long day and you don’t feel like being your usual upbeat [...]

8 10, 2014

7 Ways Chocolate Will Improve Your Health

By |2020-04-06T16:35:44-05:00October 8th, 2014|Healthy Foods|Comments Off on 7 Ways Chocolate Will Improve Your Health

It is a cliché to say that everything that tastes good is bad for you and that every food you should be eating will make you turn up your nose. Even the famous fitness guru Jack Lalanne once said “If it tastes good, don’t eat it.” Thankfully the new age [...]

7 10, 2014

7 Ways to Make Fitness a Part of Your Relationship

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 7th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Make Fitness a Part of Your Relationship

Being in a long term relationship is great. The feeling of closeness and acceptance you get from sharing your life with someone is hard to beat. However, when you have been together for a long time it is easy to fall into an inactive funk that is bad for your [...]

5 10, 2014

Epigenetics: How The World Can Change Your DNA

By |2020-04-06T15:52:18-05:00October 5th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Epigenetics: How The World Can Change Your DNA

In a lot of ways evolution has stacked the deck against those of us living in western society in the 21st century. Whereas a prehistoric forbearers benefited from a strong desire to eat as much fat and salt as they could get their hands on (because they frequently couldn’t get [...]

2 10, 2014

Run Smarter: 6 Keys to Better Performance

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 2nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Run Smarter: 6 Keys to Better Performance

Running is a fickle mistress. One day you might go out an crush your favourite 5K route, and the next it can leave you a shell of a person gasping for breath at the side of the road. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing dips in your performance and not [...]

1 10, 2014

6 Reasons to Get Chia Seeds Into Your Diet Today

By |2020-04-06T15:52:18-05:00October 1st, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Get Chia Seeds Into Your Diet Today

Anyone who is reasonably interested in health and fitness has probably, at some point, come across a person touting the benefits of chia seeds. Like so many trendy “superfoods” chia has new age health-types in a frenzy about its supposed health benefits. Well it turns out that for once, the [...]