ATN: What 3 changes should a driver make first?
Q: What 3 changes should a driver make first, in order to improve their health? A: This is a good question, because I like the focus on wanting to just create a few new healthy habits, rather than a total lifestyle overhaul all at once. Changing 1-3 habits at a time is how I work with most clients, and they see great success this way. Unfortunately, the answer isn't the same for everyone! It will depend on a drivers lifestyle, schedule, [...]
Improve your Health this Summer
We finally made it through arguably one of the most difficult winters we have ever faced in our lifetimes, which included the usual difficulties of cold weather and poor road conditions, compounded with COVID-19 and the related restrictions and lockdowns. While the pandemic may still be ongoing, the warm weather is affording us the chance to break out of our routines (and houses) and use this time of year to shift into a healthier lifestyle, filled with nourishing foods and outdoor [...]
Sweet Sweet Sugar
As we move into warmer days, thoughts of spending time outside and enjoying summer get togethers often sparks conversations around a rather controversial topic: sugar! In the summer, we tend to crave and enjoy more items loaded with sugar, such as popsicles, lemonade, jello, ice cream, and more. So as we head into the warmer months, I want to clarify some of the conflicting info on sugar that’s out there, so you can enjoy a sweet and healthy summer! First, not [...]
Ask the Nutritionist: Do I really need to drink a gallon of water each day?
Q: Do I really need to drink a gallon of water each day? A: Lately, some trainers and nutritionists have been promoting drinking a gallon, or 4 litres, of water per day. But, is that really how much you need? Maybe not. Our bodies require water, but they also require minerals, and our body works hard to try and balance our water to mineral ratios. If we drink too much water, the body excretes what it doesn’t need, but it [...]
Supporting the Metabolism
Your metabolism is the rate that your body burns calories and uses up energy from food, so the goal is to have a strong and healthy metabolism so you can burn sufficient calories and maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if you want to. Quite often, individuals looking to lose weight and get healthy will drastically change their diet, eating far fewer calories, not eating in the morning or evening, and only eating vegetables and meats. They’ll see results at [...]
Beating the SAD Winter Blues
We’re about to head into winter during one of the most difficult years most of us have ever experienced, and you might be feeling the effects of it, including the low energy, irritable mood, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The Winter Blues, more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a common and legitimate issue in climates that experience cold weather and limited sunshine during winter. Even people who don’t typically suffer from mental [...]