We can have long term fitness goals, but what gets us there are the small goals that we set for each workout. Our WIN Trainer, Scott Paul, talks about how to set goals for your workouts so that you can achieve progress in your fitness.Read More
Are you getting the most out of your workout? If you’re still focusing on working one muscle group at a time you may be missing out on the big potential your work out time is allowing you. Check out our WIN Personal Trainer, Scott Paul’s latest blog post where he shares his top three most must do’s to get the most out of your fitness.Read More
“Why am I so Tired?!” is a question that so many people struggle with. Dr. Laura has helped many people find that answer. Read on to see her run down of the biggest energy drainers that may be sucking the life out of your battery pack.Read More
There is a new wave of joint support that is designed to help keep people active. Body Helix compression sleeves can be used proactively to prevent injury in sports, work and other activities, and can be also helpful for those with joint concerns and injuries. Dr. Ernie Bagnulo reviews this versatile therapeutic product and shares why feels Body Helix has got it right with their technology and design.Read More
We have protective structures around major joints, that are similar to pillows filled with water. These structures, known as a Bursa, cushion the joints and reduce friction at those sites. When injured, either from a fall or repetitive use, this can lead to significant pain and inflammation. The WIN Physiotherapy Team have many options to help speed the healing of an injured Bursa. Learn more about the Bursa from our WIN Physiotherapist, Jeff Dill, as he discusses what the Bursae is, how they help and how to heal them when they are injured.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
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
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
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
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!
Resistance bands can provide a whole body work out, that can even be more effective than weights, while also being inexpensive, lightweight and easily portable. Our WIN Physiotherapy Assistant, Belinda Ham, sheds light on how they're used in physio treatment and fitness.Read More
Did you know your gluteal muscles protect you from back issues and so much more? Dr. Nicholas Slowinski has created a helpful video to strengthen gluteal activation along with an insightful article on the subject.Read More
A physiotherapist pulls together essential information about your health and lifestyle, to strengthen, support and prepare you for what ever life throws your way. Regular physiotherapy visits are a great way to maintain your health and fitness. WIN Kinesiologist and Physiotherapy Assistant, Karen Evers, explains how.Read More