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Monday November 11 2013
I read an interesting article today regarding the effect of exercising in pregnant women that was published . A group of researchers from the University of Montreal looked at mothers during their last two trimesters of their pregnancies who maintained moderate cardiovascular exercise in comparison to those who were sedentary. They monitored EEG results of the infants and found that infants of mothers who were physically active had more mature cerebral activity, which the researchers concluded that their brains were more rapidly developed.
May 27 2013
I've discovered a new blog that I'm loving and am addicted to their updates! It's called The Chalkboard, and it's in association with Pressed Juicery in California. If you're ever in Cali and close to any of their locations, you should definitely drop by and try one of their juices! It's amazing.
May 20 2013
In both my downtown Toronto and Leaside practices, I often see many stressed out patients who would like to lose a bit of weight. One of the things that I discuss with almost all of these patients is to recommend that they download an app called MyFitnessPal. In fact, I wrote a blog post back in February about the MyFitnessPal app (found HERE). Researchers in Liverpool, UK have found that smartphone apps can help people lose weight because it encourages them to pay attention and record the amount of food that they consume.
Mon May 13 2013
An interesting article was published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in their May/June 2013 issue regarding the benefits of a high intensity circuit training (HICT) work-out that they created. They combine aerobic activity and resistance training into a single exercise regime that only lasts approximately 7 minutes and only relies on body weight. This 7 minute regime can be repeated two to three times, depending on the amount of time the person has to spend.
Mon May 6 2013
I wrote an article on the many benefits of the DivaCup before (here) but I came across this very interesting article regarding all of the negative reasons for using non-organic or natural feminine hygiene products. This definitely drives home the fact that you should be actively looking for an good natural alternative to Always/Kotex/etc!!!
Mon Apr 22 2013
I came across this wonderful article by Lisa Bloom, who is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, trial attorney, the daughter of renowned women's rights attorney, Gloria Allred, and authored the book Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World. It was a reminder of what we can each do in order to change women's perception of themselves, and I for one will definitely be changing the way I speak to any little girl from now on in attempt to change the world, one little girl at a time.
Mon Apr 15 2013
At my downtown Toronto practice, I have recently been seeing quite a few patients who are coming in with a chief concern of stress. This isn't a big surprise considering the go-go-go environment of the downtown corporate world! So, when I came across this article in blisstree.com on different yoga poses that would help to relieve stress, I knew that I had to share it because in reality, stress is a part of life. It's just a matter of how much we let stress affect our lives by not coping with it properly that allows its negative effects to snowball out of control.
Mon Mar 11 2013
I stumbled across this great article (here) on a blog run by Dr. Andrew Weil MD who is a great advocate for integrative medicine. The article discusses the best types of exercise to do when you are trying to lose weight. You can find the article below:
Mon Mar 4 2013
There are a million and one reasons for you to get up off the couch and take the first step towards living a more active and healthier life. However, just in case you needed one more, Diabetologia has published an article (here) stressing the importance of exercising for diabetes. In fact, they found that the time that you spend throughout the day doing sedentary activities has a greater impact on increasing the risks for diabetes than simply being sedentary!