Physical Activity

The more physical activity, the more benefit, but any amount of exercise is better than none. Working with a certified exercise specialist such as a kinesiologist, exercise physiologist, physical therapist, or certified personal trainer is the safest and most reliable way to begin an exercise program. We use an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones. 

Guidelines for physical activity

The recommendation for adults 18-64 years old is to do at least 150-300 minutes of moderate intensity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous intensity activity weekly along with two or more days weekly of strength training. 

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How much to exercise?

The more physical activity, the more benefit, but any amount of exercise is better than none. Working with a certified exercise specialist such as a kinesiologist, exercise physiologist, physical therapist, or certified personal trainer is the safest and most reliable way to begin an exercise program. We use an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones.

How our program works

• Allows the body to protect and heal itself by promoting  healthful lifestyle choices • Educates, guides and supports positive behavior changes • Places a focus on evidence-based optimal nutrition, stress management, sleep and physical activity • Encourages active patient participation • Treats the underlying, lifestyle-related causes of disease • Uses medications as a supplement to therapeutic lifestyle changes • Considers the patient’s home and community environment

How exactly it benefits you

Guidelines for exercise and physical activity

We all know that exercise is important in our daily lives, this is a fact. The question is, why is it important, what it can do for us, and how much do we need daily?

 

We need to remember that our ancestors were people that moved around all day, working.  As humans, we moved around a lot more than we do today. We are designed to move around during the day rather than to sit in front of screens. Of course, we live in a digital age, so it is not always easy to find balance in our busy lives and make time for physical things.

 

There are a lot of benefits when it comes to physical activity. Understanding the benefits and knowing how active you should be can help you maintain good health.

 

It is recommended that adults 18-64 years old are to do at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity weekly.  Just remember balance is good, so you need to do at least two or more days of strength training in a week.

 

It is not always that hard to get that amount of exercise weekly. You can encourage your family to be more active. Build on your weekly and daily goals and make the exercise part of your routine.  You can play outdoor sports, schedule time each day to go to the gym or pick up healthy, active hobbies like hiking or cycling.

 

Physical activity and exercise are fun, and you will soon find that you feel a lot healthier and have a lot more energy!

 

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Nutrition

Choose predominantly whole, plant-based foods that are fiber-filled, nutrient dense, health- promoting and disease-fighting

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Sleep

Lack of, or poor quality sleep can lead to a strained immune system. Identify and alter dietary or environmental habits that may hinder healthy sleep

Exercise

Regular and consistent physical activity is an essential piece of an optimal health equation

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