Hello

Just writing a little entry to say to all of our members that I am very excited to meet all of you and be a part of the team!

To get us started I am going to share a health tip of the day:

Did you know we are made of 70% water and hte daily recommened water intake is 8 glasses of water every day. Are you getting enough?

Also did you now that thoughts influence how water molecules interact with each other… positive thoughts lead to beautiful formations. Masaru Emoto takes picture of this phenomena. Check it out here. For more information on Masaru Emoto’s work click here.

 

Saturday: the law of Dharma

Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how are are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talent and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance.

Brought to you by the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra.

 

Friday: the law of detachment

Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions- allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and you path to freedom.

Brought to you by the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra.

 

Up Coming Events & Studio news

New yoga classes…

Taught by Josee Fontaine start today at 12:15- 1:00 pm. Check the schedule for additional days.

VQW Studio would like to welcome Brandy Buchanan to the team as our morning yoga instructor. Stating in July she will be teaching Wednesdays at 7:30 am and Fridays at 9 am. Check the schedule to sign up.

Summer Series

Events sponsored by reach physio taking place throughout the summer the first one is Monday, June  28th and I am presenting “10 tips to keep your energy flowing”. For more information click here.

Book Club

Are you interested in a book club if you are please send me an email.

 

New research

Exciting new research has been release regarding aging and muscle growth. IT used to be believed that after a certain age 79 plus that it was very difficult to build new muscle in fact virtually impossible. It is now known that it is not the fact; in reality and elderly individual following the same training program as a twenty year old will make the same muscular gains, thought they will take longer to adapt. What makes this research exciting is that it proves it is never too late to become active and start weight training. You will derive benefits whether you do it preventatively in your youth,  start in middle age, or even as a senior.

So dust off those running shoes and spandex, invest in some weights, get a trainer, go to the gym, and get going!

 

30 Day challenge

It is that time of year again; time to get ourselves ready for the summer months, whether it be to waer our bathing suits, to hiking long days in the summer sun. And to usher in the season get active with the 30 day Chanllenge. Run in partnership with Reach Physio get involved in the community and find the support you need to get moving.

For more information visit their website.

Info session, Sunday April 25 at 7 pm at Reach Physio.

Kick off Party, Sunday May 3rd 7 pm at Reach Physio.

 

Training the fundamentals

Interesting blog post from fitness anywhere:

Trainees want workouts to be challenging, and with the TRX, it’s easy to provide that challenge. Anyone can push trainees to go harder, faster and for longer. But “good” training should do much more than just provide an intense conditioning challenge. It should help trainees to build sound movement patterns before moving on to strength, power and metabolic components.

This was a detail entry, rewrote it twice… computers though amazing cam some times be so frustrating! More to come later.

 

Exciting announcement!

This is the first time this year I have gone so long without writing my blog, time to get back at it! I do have a very exciting reason why I have been absent recently…. I am opening a fitness and wellness studio in May!!! Get ready for something unlike anything else is Squamish! I will post more information as the big day approaches.

Stay active!

 

Latest research

Exciting news for those of you trying to reduce your waistlines…

Obesity is a prevalent public health problem associated with a number of severe health effects and those over 40 are at increased risk of being overweight. This risk may be due to a decrease in energy expenditure, reduced energy requirements, or an increased susceptibility to excess energy consumption in this stage of life. Increasing daily water consumption is widely recognized as a weight loss strategy, yet there is actually little data to support this. From studies that are available, it has been shown that:

  1. Energy intake (EI) is significantly lower in water drinkers than non-water drinkers (1),
  2. substituting water for energy-containing beverages decreases self-reported EI (2)
  3. increasing self-reported daily water consumption by 1 litre or more in overweight women is associated with increased weight loss (3), and
  4. water consumption with a meal reduces ratings of hunger and increases ratings of satiety (4,5).

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that pre-meal water consumption would lead to greater weight loss in older overweight and obese individuals consuming a hypocaloric diet. The secondary objective was to determine if water intake before a meal to reduce meal EI is sustained after a 12-week period of increased water consumption in older overweight and obese adults.

  • Both groups (with and without water prior to eating) experienced significant weight loss but a greater decline in weight (44% greater) was found for the water group.
  • The decline in total fat mass was greater for the water group.
  • Mean daily EI, energy and ED (energy density) from food, and beverage ED declined similarly in both groups.
  • Total dietary ED from food and beverage declined more in the water group as compared to the non-water group.
  • The water group participants demonstrated greater increases in water and total fluid consumption than the non-water group participants.
  • There were no differences between groups for all other outcome measures.
  • No gender differences were found for measures in the groups.