Massage therapy offers an extensive amount of benefits for women who are breast cancer survivors and for women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Our Registered Massage Therapist, Coleen Martuccio, writes about this in her latest article. She reviews all the benefits and contraindications when it comes to massage therapy for patients with breast cancer in their health history or current health picture.Read More
Gone are the days of doing endless sit-ups and crunches to get a better core. Our Personal Trainer, Scott Paul, helps others strengthen and tone their core without ever having them do a crunch or a sit up. In his article he explains why and lists some of the many other effective core strengthening options.Read More
If you’re interested in training for optimal health, or if you’re an athlete striving for your best performance, check out Dr. Matthew Bird’s article on Relative Energy Deficits (RED-S). Being aware of RED-S helps ensure some very fundamental elements of your health health is in check to support your level of activity.Read More
Is your jaw making funny noises? Snapping, crackles, pops or pain from your jaw when you yawn or chew is a sign that you have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disfunction. Physiotherapy has been proven to help address TMJ concerns. Our Doctor of Physiotherapy, Tania Mannella, reviews how Physiotherapy can offer solutions to address TMJ concerns.Read More
How is self care, sleep and that nagging pain in the neck all connected? Dr. Nicholas Slowinski is part of our team of Chiropractors who believes in thinking more broadly about health for the good of his patients. Read on to discover Dr. Slowinski’s call to action for everyone seeking more optimal health, and to learn more about how he connects the dots between self care and musculoskeletal health.Read More
We’re all back to the swing of things this month with work, school, sports, events, you name it! Dr. Laura offers her top stress management lifestyle strategies to help you navigate life with a level head.Read More
Sciatica is a very common concern that affects many people. WIN Physiotherapist, Jeff Dill, shares some tips and strategies that you can do at home to help alleviate the concerns associated with sciatica.Read More
You may not think of having your child receive massage therapy treatments, however they can experience an abundance of good from massage therapy. Our WIN Registered Massage Therapist, Coleen Martuccio, explains the many benefits massage therapy can bring to children of all ages.Read More
Keeping your body strong is essential at every age! Strength enables us to have the independence, ability and agility to confidently preform everyday tasks. Improving on strength also helps those who are athletic get faster and better performance. Our WIN Health Solutions Personal Trainer, Scott Paul, knows that strength is key. Read more about how this applies to everyone.Read More
Dr. Matthew Bird, reflects as he reaches a milestone of being 10 years since graduating as a Chiropractor from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and shares how he feels about his journey through the last decade.Read More
Do you experience pain in your butt, that is combined with pain or discomfort that moves down your leg? Many people think this is sciatica, but it could be something else. Our WIN Doctor of Physiotherapy, Tania Mannella, explains how not all pains in the butt, or leg, is sciatica and discusses another possible cause and how it can be resolved.Read More
Running is a passion for our WIN Physiotherapist, Jeff Dill. In this article, he discusses a common running injury known as Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS). Jeff reviews the symptoms associated with ITBFS, shares some great tips to address this concern and therapeutic options to help resolve it.Read More
Coleen Martuccio, our WIN Registered Massage Therapist, has a passion for gardening and loves planting her own garden every year. She combines her long time gardening history with her experience as a Massage Therapist, to share the benefits of gardening, and her top tips to feel great while taking on any gardening project.Read More
If you feel like it's time to get your weight on track, or lose a few pounds or inches, it's important to eat smarter and exercise often. A very common theme in today’s sedentary society is that many people sit at desks all day, only to then go home, and sit on the couch to watch TV and unwind.
Eating smarter and exercising often... The two go hand in hand!
First I'll briefly review nutrition. I’m just going to talk about nutrition when it comes to weight loss. I’m not going to get into macros, micros, essential and non-essential. I’m going to talk calories. For some people to lose weight, calories in need to be less than calories out. In special situations this strategy may need to be individualized for a person, but for many people it's really that simple. If everyday you burned 2000 calories (from your resting metabolism, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, daily exercise and more), but you took in 3000 calories through your food choices, I would say it’s near impossible to lose any weight.
Next is exercise. We all need to exercise. Gone are the days of walking a few kilometres to and from school, loading a few hundred bails of hay or chopping wood so you can have a fire to cook dinner. We need to maximize the time spent in a gym or working out at home. Use as many muscles as possible. And use the big muscles. You will burn a lot more calories doing a Turkish Get-Up or a burpee than you would doing a seated bicep curl. And if you don’t know what a Turkish Get-Up or a burpee are, come train with me and I’ll be happy to show you!!
To recap, in order to lose some weight, be physically active and eat right. Use big muscles and many muscles when working out. Limit calorie dense foods. Eat more vegetables. And try to get an idea of how many calories you’re taking in so you can have a good understanding of portion control. By putting the time and effort in, and these pieces together, you’ll be set!