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Improve your Health this Summer

We finally made it through arguably one of the most difficult winters we have ever faced in our lifetimes, which included the usual difficulties of cold weather and poor road conditions, compounded with COVID-19 and the related restrictions and lockdowns. While the pandemic may still be ongoing, the warm weather is affording us the chance to break out of our routines (and houses) and use this time of year to shift into a healthier lifestyle, filled with nourishing foods and outdoor [...]

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: Exercise, Mental Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Sweet Sweet Sugar

As we move into warmer days, thoughts of spending time outside and enjoying summer get togethers often sparks conversations around a rather controversial topic: sugar! In the summer, we tend to crave and enjoy more items loaded with sugar, such as popsicles, lemonade, jello, ice cream, and more. So as we head into the warmer months, I want to clarify some of the conflicting info on sugar that’s out there, so you can enjoy a sweet and healthy summer! First, not [...]

By |May 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ask the Nutritionist: Do I really need to drink a gallon of water each day?

Q: Do I really need to drink a gallon of water each day? A: Lately, some trainers and nutritionists have been promoting drinking a gallon, or 4 litres, of water per day. But, is that really how much you need? Maybe not.   Our bodies require water, but they also require minerals, and our body works hard to try and balance our water to mineral ratios. If we drink too much water, the body excretes what it doesn’t need, but it [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Supporting the Metabolism

Your metabolism is the rate that your body burns calories and uses up energy from food, so the goal is to have a strong and healthy metabolism so you can burn sufficient calories and maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if you want to. Quite often, individuals looking to lose weight and get healthy will drastically change their diet, eating far fewer calories, not eating in the morning or evening, and only eating vegetables and meats. They’ll see results at [...]

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Beating the SAD Winter Blues

We’re about to head into winter during one of the most difficult years most of us have ever experienced, and you might be feeling the effects of it, including the low energy, irritable mood, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The Winter Blues, more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a common and legitimate issue in climates that experience cold weather and limited sunshine during winter. Even people who don’t typically suffer from mental [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

ATN: What’s the “right” amount of exercise?

Q: What's the "right" amount of exercise I should be doing to be healthy? A: Unfortunately, there is no perfect amount of exercise for every individual. Let's break it down a bit further: Our main goal of exercise should be 3 things: Boost endorphins, the "feel good hormones" which improve your mood Increasing energy Improve function and fitness (muscle, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness) Exercise should not be used as a way to burn off as many calories as possible in order to [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Categories: Driver Health, Exercise|0 Comments
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