5 tips to reduce your risk of having breast cancer

By November 29, 2013Blog

– Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day (moderately brisk walking) can reduce the risk of breast cancer between 40-60% – Maintain a diet that includes 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily – Take between 1000-2000 IU vitamin D per day. It is produced by your body from the sunlight but in fall & winter when it is grey outside, we need to replenish that vitamin D with supplements […]

2 important food groups you should eat if you have arthritis/osteoporosis

By October 14, 2013Blog

Arthritis, osteoporosis and others ending in “is” are common illnesses after 40.  You can manage the pain by staying active (low impact & light to moderate weight lifting).  Eating the right food also plays a huge role in preventing inflammatory diseases. Here is what you should eat:  Fill up with fibers like berries, spinach and dark leafy greens  Go fish! Eat salmon, sardines, or trout twice a week or ask your naturopathe for fish […]

3 easy steps to decompress of your stressed day and meditate

By October 7, 2013Blog

Working, raising children, spending time with relatives/friends and exercising can make you feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day. I ask my clients: “Do you take time to breathe?”  You’d be surprised to hear some of the answers! So, I like meditate with them prior to exercise as they rush to come to their personal training session with me; just 5 minutes of resting & breathing exercise make a huge difference on […]

3 easy steps to beat the winter blues

By September 7, 2013Blog

If you are affected by the shorter days and lack of sun, here are some tricks you should try: Take 2,000 to 4,000 iu of vitamin D each evening before going to bed. This vitamin helps improve your bone health and immunity against heart disease & cancer Do 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise per day (5 or more days a week); go outside as much as possible, no excuses, just dress adequatly […]

3 tips to relieve tight muscles after a workout

By September 1, 2013Blog

While feeling tense or sore after a workout here is what you should do to feel better: Massage yourself using a tennis ball or a foam roller  or begin your workout with easy band resistance exercise 

Which is better to sweeten my food and drinks? Maple syrup or honey?

By August 1, 2013Blog

Well both are natural, contain antioxidants, but they are different.  Look at the grid below:                                  Maple syrup             Honey Cal (1 Tsp).                     52                                64 Sugar (g/Tsp)                12.4                         […]

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    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4

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    Mel is such a great trainer. After I broke my foot, my mobility was very bad; I was walking slow because I was afraid of falling again. Mel has proposed me to train in the pool to improve my balance, strength and mobility. It worked! I also participate in her Osteofit class which is perfect for me to stay strong and independent. Since my husband passed away, I need to take […]

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