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My Weight Loss Diary Week 1

By | August 19th, 2013|Diet, Weight Management|

My Weight Loss Diary Week 1 When starting my weight loss diary I though I should start off by eating as per normal.  I figured if I am going to make some changes then I should see where I am starting from!   But more importantly this will let me know where I need to [...]

My Weight Loss Diary

By | August 15th, 2013|Diet, Weight Management|

My Weight Loss Diary Being a health professional I have helped numerous people achieve lose weight.  keeping a weight loss diary can be valuable when attempting to lose weight to get a good idea of calorie  intake in terms of both quality and quantity of food.   I have had many clients say to me [...]

Laughter! Is it really the best medicine?

By | May 15th, 2013|Fun Stuff, Health|

Laughter!  Is it really the best medicine? What's your laughter style?  The chuckle, the titter, the giggle, the chortle, the cackle, the belly laugh, the sputtering burst, snicker, snigger, guffaw, the snort.  Fake laughter, nervous laughter, hysterical laughter, inappropriate laughter, silent laughter and contagious laughter everyone has  probably experienced them all! When's the last time [...]


By | March 22nd, 2013|Chronic Disease, Diet, Weight Management|

Carbohydrates With the abundance of information at our fingertips there appears to be a lack of understanding about carbohydrates.  Two common things I hear people say when talking about their diet are  "I don't eat carbs after 4pm" or "I have cut out all carbs (from my diet)".  I ask a little more about their [...]

Health Benefits of Chocolate

By | January 30th, 2013|Diet|

Health Benefits of Chocolate In providing advice to many people in regards to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Sacrifice is a common theme come across when talking to people about their diet who want to lose weight.  One of the first sacrifices many make when changing diet is to eliminate chocolate!  But wait, [...]

Fat vs Muscle Myths

By | December 11th, 2012|Myths, Weight Management|

Fat vs Muscle Myths There are a few misconceptions or myths around about fat vs muscle especially as the body changes on a weight loss program.  Helping people with their weight loss there are some common questions asked.   How can I turn fat into muscle?  Doesn't muscle weight more than fat?  How can I reduce the fat [...]

Exercise Physiologist vs Personal Trainer

By | November 7th, 2012|Exercise Physiology|

Exercise Physiology is a growing allied health profession.  I have often been asked what's the difference between an Exercise Physiologist vs Personal Trainer. Many people have had some experience with a personal trainer.  Some Exercise Physiologist work as Personal Trainers.  These experiences can be good and others are bad.  I think we have all heard [...]

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

By | November 4th, 2012|Exercise Physiology|

What is an Exercise Physiologist? The areas studied in becoming an Exercise Physiologist may include but not limited to anatomy, physiology, cardiopulmonary function, nervous system function, biomechanics, exercise prescription, behavioural psychology. You will find Exercise Physiologist's working in public health care, private clinics, research and professional athletic coaching. Through their university studies and continuing education [...]

What’s the difference between Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy?

By | November 4th, 2012|Exercise Physiology|

Exercise Physiology new and growing area of allied health whereas physiotherapy is a long established profession. At some point in our lives the majority of us have seen a physiotherapist for treatment, more than likely lower back pain. So how does and an Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist differ. First let's look at the similarities of [...]