Although I focus of the physical health of my clients through proper movement and exercise, I am also interested in their overall health and, in particular, how their nutrition affects their well being. I came across this short (18 minute) video presentation by Dr Terry Wahls on her personal … [Read more...] about 2012 New Year’s Better Health Resolution
Are You Getting the Right Levels of Calcium and Vitamin D?
Are you taking too much calcium and too little Vitamin D? I recently interviewed Kent MacLeod, owner of Ottawa-based NutriChem Compounding Pharmacy and Clinic, and asked him what he is seeing with his clients. Kent has a clinic and biomedical lab where they perform a complete diagnosis of your … [Read more...] about Are You Getting the Right Levels of Calcium and Vitamin D?
Can You Fix Chronic Back Pain and Improve Your Fitness Level?
Can someone tackle a chronic health problem, such as back pain, and use the opportunity to improve their fitness level and reduce their weight? A client of mine here in Ottawa for both my Physiotherapy and Personal Training services successfully managed to make all those changes. Monique spent … [Read more...] about Can You Fix Chronic Back Pain and Improve Your Fitness Level?
Exercise is Key to Osteoporosis Prevention
As we age, our bone mass decreases - potentially leading to osteoporosis. In fact, our bone mass peaks at around the age of 30 and after that it starts to decline. The rate of decline depends on a number of factors and women experience a more dramatic decline than men. There are a number of … [Read more...] about Exercise is Key to Osteoporosis Prevention
The Last 15 – A Review
You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is. Ellen Degeneres While most have you have enjoyed the Holiday Season, a number of you are most likely thinking that you need to get your fitness … [Read more...] about The Last 15 – A Review
10 Tips for Osteoporosis – Stronger Bones. Stronger You.
On Wednesday, November 18th I offered a one hour Osteoporosis Exercise and Education Seminar called "Stop the Stoop". During the event I presented and covered in detail 10 Tips for Osteoporosis: Stronger Bones. Stronger You. The tips were well received and I wanted to share them with you. Here … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Osteoporosis – Stronger Bones. Stronger You.
Importance of Protein in Your Diet
What is protein’s chief function? Protein is used for building and repairing muscles, tissues, red blood cells, hair and finger nails and for synthesizing hormones. Protein is necessary for reducing the risk of iron deficiency anemia and to improve healing. Excess protein does NOT build muscle … [Read more...] about Importance of Protein in Your Diet
Water and Your Workout
Most of us are in the habit of starting the morning with an orange juice or stopping at Starbucks for a coffee on our way to work. However, one beverage that we should make part of our daily drinking ritual is water. It is an important part of your health regimen and care should be taken to ensure … [Read more...] about Water and Your Workout
Calcium Has Important Health Implications
We all are aware of the important role calcium plays in building and maintaining strong bone composition. Several recent studies have shown that consuming calcium can have both positive and negative implications. On January 16th, 2008 a New Zealand study was released which linked calcium … [Read more...] about Calcium Has Important Health Implications