Stretching, do I really have to?

By | March 30th, 2017|Exercise, Myths|

Stretching, do I really have to? Stretching before, during and after exercise is something that has been drilled into sport and exercise participants over the years.  From experience, stretching usually creates the most grumbles from clients.  And I know most do not perform their stretching when I am not there.  What’s the point of stretching?  [...]

Exercise with a New Born

By | January 22nd, 2017|Exercise, Health|

Exercise with a New Born As an expecting parent, a question that has been raised in our house lately, is how are we going to exercise with a new born? Being a health professional, you would expect that I am an active person.  Currently, my weekly exercise consists of a combination of gym, running and [...]

Hydrotherapy for Chronic Conditions

By | June 19th, 2016|Chronic Disease, Exercise|

Hydrotherapy for Chronic Conditions Today hydrotherapy is used to treat and manage many chronic conditions and disease.  Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment and involves the use of heated water to soothe pains and treat diseases.  The use of thermal baths can be traced back to Hippocrates who prescribed bathing in [...]

Improving Willpower

By | January 11th, 2015|Diet, Exercise, Health, Mindset|

Willpower As another year starts, you like many, may have already made your new year’s resolutions for your health and well-being. Unlike last year, you are really determined and this year is going to be different! Unfortunately, your willpower is already being tested and you are not even close to achieving your goal. Why does [...]

Creating Small Wins

By | June 5th, 2014|Diet, Exercise, Health, Mindset|

Creating Small Wins How do you eat an elephant?  One small bit at a time.  Just like eating an elephant, tackling big health and wellness goals can be approached the same way by creating small wins.  When attempting to achieve any health and fitness goal most people want to get it down ASAP.  The unfortunate [...]

Physical Challenges

By | May 29th, 2014|Exercise, Health|

Physical Challenges I'd just been for an easy walk and had stopped at a bench next to the beach to have a stretch.  Down the beach was a boot camp, and the trainer had the participants pouring buckets of water over their heads.  I could not help but have a laugh to myself!  At first [...]

Exercise for Weight Loss

By | November 4th, 2013|Exercise, Weight Management|

What's the best exercise for weight loss? We have looked at the diet for weight loss, now its time to look at exercise for weight loss.  The most common question I am asked is 'What's the best exercise for weight loss?'  The answer is simple - the one that you enjoy!  It's well documented that [...]