Lose Weight by Maintaining Regular Sleep Patterns

By September 3, 2014Blog

If you want to keep extra weight off, go to bed and wake up following the same schedule, even on weekends. People who keep a regular sleep schedule have a lower percentage of body fat compared to those who vary their routine more than 90 minutes from day to day.

Listen to Your Body When You Feel Tired

By September 2, 2014Blog

Having a 30-minute nap before 3 pm is all you need to recharge your batteries. Give it a try – you’ll be surprised how well it works!

Music Before Bedtime Can Help You Fall Asleep

By September 2, 2014Blog

Listening to your favorite slow playlist (60-80 bpm) helps your body slow down and  put you in relaxation mode. You will move slower than listening to songs with a  faster beat.  

Do you want a better sleep?

By September 2, 2014Blog

Leave your phone, tablet and/or computer alone after 9 pm.  The light from these devices interferes with your body’s production of the hormone melatonin which helps you fall and stay asleep.  

Help! My Hormones are Swinging!

By September 2, 2014Blog

Symptoms: pimples, low libido, insomnia, etc. To help regulate your hormones, eat well, be and stay active.  Regular exercise boosts your mood, improves your metabolism and helps you sleep. Sometimes help from your family physician or naturopath is necessary, so don’t hesitate to consult one or both. Visit my naturopath, Dr. Alana Berg (click here)

Lose Weight by Sipping Tea

By September 2, 2014Blog

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that teas with caffeine and high level of catechins like oolong, green and white may help you lose weight by burning calories and fat. Other research shows that drinking tea regularly also reduce heart disease and certain cancers.

Cross Fit – The Perfect Program for Hurting Yourself

By August 27, 2014Blog

If you are an athlete or have trained for many years and you need a new challenge then Cross Fit is for you but if you are new to working out or are on-again/off-again then stay away from it! Cross Fit is a high intensity workout and is not for beginners. Before starting intense training of any kind, your joints and muscles have to slowly build up to it. Let […]

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

By August 27, 2014Blog

Recommendations from others (word of mouth) is always a good place to start. Contact the personal trainer (contact your personal trainer in Kelowna: Melanie Morrissette) and ask to meet. Look for an immediate connection with your trainer as you will need it because you will be spending a lot of time together and you can expect a friendship to develop over time. Ask about your trainer’s experience – how long […]

How to Lose Weight Quickly

By August 27, 2014Blog

Your first step to losing weight is to change your way of eating. Follow the Canadian Food Guide (get your copy by clicking here). Studies show that 80% of a having a healthy weight is related to a healthy diet. Move! The more you use your big muscles like your thighs and glutes (i.e. your bum muscles), the more you are going stay firm and burn more calories. Next, HIT […]

How to Avoid Gaining Weight While Traveling

By August 27, 2014Blog

Traveling invariably means there will be changes in your diet. We have a tendency to eat badly, more or different on holidays which results in us consuming more calories. Well, whether that happens or not is our choice – eat less and more often by watching your portions and sharing meals. An easy and obvious way to consume less calories is to choose healthy meals from restaurant menus. Drink wine […]

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    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

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    I’m moving next month to Calgary and I will miss you and the group of great ladies (Osteofit group).  They all made me feel so welcome. Mel, can you clone yourself and move with me?  I enjoyed all your classes and did feel so much better.  Your spirit and attitude was so positive that it rubbed off on the rest of us. I’m feeling sad but I’m willing to tackle a […]

    - Beth M.,

    Osteofit: Melanie takes her work very seriously and gives to her classes more than 100 per cent. She keeps up with the latest changes and makes sure we have individual attention with regard to our personal health issues. I love our class. We enjoy ourselves as well as work hard to maintain our different fitness levels. Thank you Melanie for your kind and caring ways with your clients.

    - Jodi W.,