Better Body | Fitness, Rehab & Wellness | Services - nutrition

By: Better Body  09-12-2011

In general, North Americans eat more fat, protein, cholesterol, sugar, and salt than they need. Eating well with Canada's food guide provides some basic recommendations.

Eating a balanced diet is a major factor in a healthy lifestyle. Your body requires more than 40 nutrients for energy, growth, and tissue maintenance. Water intake is vital to our survival.Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diet may be recommended. Treatments may include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutraceuticals. Many conditions such as diabetes, breast cancer and heart diseases are greatly affected by one's genetic predisposition, meaning, if your parents had these conditions, you, compared to others would have a higher chance of also developing them. However, did you know that genetic expression is 80% affected by environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle? In other words, whether or not one develops diabetes just because it runs in the family depends much more heavily on lifestyle than our genetic make-up! So really, you are what you eat.Please book an appointment with our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine to discover how proper nutrition can be better for you.

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Are you thinking about starting to exercise but do not know where to begin?Have you been exercising for months with no improvement?Do you have specific parts of the body that you feel could look or feel better?Are you intimidated by large gyms?Have you often thought about personal training. .Then Better Body is right for you.Our personal trainers can help you reach your personal physical goals.


Better Body | Fitness, Rehab & Wellness | Services - fitness

Personal training is available if one-on-one attention is your preferred method of exercise.If you are a patient of our physiotherapy or chiropractic programs, stretching and strengthening exercise is often prescribed as part of our total body solution.


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