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“The Science behind Successful Weight Loss and Weight Management”

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An excess energy intake of just 250 kcal/day will cause body weight to increase 1 pound in 14 days. In 1 year you will have gained 14 pounds!! Knowing what your metabolic rate is essential for any weight loss or weight management program.

 

FACT: Most diets fail because the extreme dietary restrictions cause your body to lose both muscle and fat mass. When your body loses muscle, your daily caloric requirement drops. Due to this drop in caloric requirement it makes it increasingly hard to keep the weight off when you stop the “diet”.

 

What is Metabolic Testing?

Medpoint uses the innovative technology of COSMEDs Fitmate Pro to determine your personal Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) through indirect calorimetry. RMR is simply the number of calories that your body needs to maintain vital body functions.

Why is knowing my Resting Metabolic Rate so important for weight loss?

Knowing your actual RMR allows you to decrease caloric intake to a level that optimizes fat loss. Consuming less calories than your RMR creates a biological response in your body that decreases your metabolism— which means that your body will require less calories to function, thus promoting storage of fat and muscle break down. 

What does the test consist of?

The test is very easy! All you have to do is relax and breathe into the Fitmate machine for approximately 15 minutes. Expired air is analyzed determine your RMR. Once the test is complete our Exercise Physiologist will review your results with you.

Price : $199 + tax or included in our Weight Management Programs.  

Call now or click here to book an appointment today!

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Heart Health with Dr. Brown

Get Active:

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to get active.  Even for those involved in our fitness program, it’s good to review the amount of aerobic activity we all need weekly.

 

Exercise is essential for reducing our risk of a heart attack, no matter your age, weight or fitness level.  Benefits of exercise include…..

  • helps reduce high blood pressure
  • helps reduce bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol
  • helps reduce the tendency to develop diabetes
  • helps reduce body weight
  • helps reduce anxiety and depression
  • AND ultimately, lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

Health Canada recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity (walking, cycling, swimming, etc.)  This is easily broken down into 30 minute sessions 5 days per week, or 60 minutes 3 days per week.  Moderate paced activity means you should be breaking a sweat, but stil able to carry on a conversation.  If you can’t afford 30 minutes of time all at once, then break it into 3 10 minute sessions, or 2 15 minute sessions in a day.

 

So get out and exercise…….your heart will thank you.

R.I.G Brown M.D.

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Ron’s Workout Tip of the Month.

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Exercising Order…

Use dumbbells, barbells and machine in that order if you are able. Small stabilizing muscles can fatigue much more quickly than larger muscle bodies, use them on exercises that need them and then move towards isolating your major muscle groups near the end of your workout.
Ron Young

 

 

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We are heading up to our cottage to open it for the summer season. We are concerned about our children getting a tick bite. Are there ways to prevent bites and the risks associated with tick bites?

 

The best way to protect yourself from Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Protect yourself if you venture into forested or overgrown areas:

 

  • wear closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • pull your socks over your pant legs
  • wear light coloured clothes to spot ticks easier
  • use insect repellent that contains DEET (common active ingredient to keep biting bugs away) or Icaridin (always read and follow label directions)
  • shower or bathe within two hours of being outdoors to wash away loose ticks
  • do daily “full body” checks for ticks on yourself, your children and pets

Ticks attach themselves to the skin and removing them within 24-36 hours usually prevents infection.

If you would like more information on this please visit the Goverment of Canada website

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Still trying to find that summer trip that will make memories.  Why not sail through Europe  Enjoy 33 ports and overnights in Istanbul, Venice, Barcelona, Paris, London, Bergen, St. Petersburg and Stockholm.  Let Medpoint Travel help you get there.  Contact Michelle at medpointtravel@nexioncanada.com

 

 

 

 

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Katherine’s Recipe of the Month

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Summer’s almost here! Try this great recipe, perfect for a backyard get together.

Creamy Herb Sunflower Dressing

 

 

 

1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 4 to 6 hours

1/2 to 1 cup water

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic

1/2 to 1 teaspoon Herbamare or sea salt

1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

1 to 2 teaspoons basil

1/2 to 1 teaspoon thyme

small handful fresh parsley

 

Place the sunflower seeds in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 4 to 6 hours then drain and rinse. Place into a Vita-Mix or blender with the water (less for a dip, more for a dressing), lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and peppercorns. Blend on high for one minute or until very creamy and smooth. Then add the herbs and blend on a lower speed until combined but not completely pureed.

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Have you booked your 2014 medical at Medpoint yet? Space is very limited this year so confirm early!!  

Call Tammy at 519-432-1919 ext 221

If you have a medically related question you would like to ask us please email michelle@medpoint.ca

*not all questions will be answered for the newsletter

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We are pleased to announce our partnership with 3M Canada!  We are heavily involved in the employee preventative health care program recently implemented within the company.  We are proud to be offering our services to 3M employees across Canada.  Check out the video below of 3M’s own Phyllis Retty describing the program and the role Medpoint is playing in it.

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We have officially started our 13 week fitness challenge!  Due to the overwhelming response to our first round of auditions and the results the contestants had we have brought it back… (SEE HERE). We are partnering with 103.1 Fresh FM again to invite radio hosts Kim Woodbridge and Dave Lawrence as well as two new contestants to Medpoint to put them through our comprehensive fitness program. See where they are starting out below and visit each week to see their progress.

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Here at Medpoint we encourage you to be proactive with your health by taking a preventative approach to your health care. What better way to start off your new year than taking advantage of our 13 week challenge, which includes the comprehensive medical, fitness sessions with a Kinesiologist and nutritional consultations with a customized meal plan.

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What can happen in 13 weeks? You can gain energy, become more flexible, feel stronger, lose weight, and decrease your risk of many medical conditions.  If you have been “thinking” about increasing your activity level, but are not sure how to do it safely and effectively, let us assist you in this journey.  Stop putting off living a more active lifestyle and get started today!  Visit our 13 WEEK PROGRAM page for more details, or just click the button below to book a consult!

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