Fourth Step to Health Empowerment: Metabolism

Metabolism is the sum total of all the physiological and chemical processes happening in your system. It’s energy management within your body and involves a balance of build up (anabolic) and breakdown (catabolic). This process is impacted by nutrition, activity, recovery, drugs, aging, sleep, disease, and more. Managing these lifestyle factors effectively is essentially to achievement of wellness goals. Sustainable results are driven by changes happening at the cellular level though energy production and utilization.  Lots more detail to explore here and it brings us back to the beginning of the #healthempowerment cycle. Of course, your body’s chemistry significantly influences your #mindset and behaviors as well as being impacted by...

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Third Step to Health Empowerment: Muscle

When your natural growth rate stops, your body begins to lose muscle unless you are doing something to slow or reverse this process. Known as #sarcopenia, this is the common link to almost everything we call “aging” and is also highly correlated with many chronic diseases. In most people, this process begins in the mid-20’s and accelerates every decade, eventually leading to the loss of functional ability that many consider a normal part of getting older. Thankfully, this can almost be completely avoided and if you #maintainyourmuscle you have a much better chance of remaining healthy and active well into your elder years.  When you properly stimulate the muscular system with progressive resistance to #growstronger, you also enhance bone density, improve cardiovascular function, and support joint function. Strength training may not quite be the #fountainofyouth, but it’s the closest thing we currently have. #healthempowerment #strengthenyourhealth  OneUp...

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Second Step to Health Empowerment: Movement

Life is movement. Movement is life. Or as one of my wisest friends who is currently regaining mobility after recovering from surgery learned from that experience: if you have a sound body, you should use it.  Movement is often restricted by pain, illness, or sedentary work. Mostly it is restricted simply by not moving enough. And it doesn’t take long for us to feel stiff and tight. Even those who are active or do follow a mobility regimen of some kind are often unaware of their bodies’ instinctive impulses to move and inhibit expression that would lead to greater comfort and adaptive tolerance. Almost all of us have been taught in some way to “sit still, sit up straight, and don’t move.” Often those directives come from people who are supposed to be helping free you from pain. At One to One, our approach involves facilitating your body’s natural movement patterns and teaching you the power of authentic physical expression. There is nothing quite like feeling at home in your own body! Join us on the 27th to explore this and other components of #healthempowerment to learn how you can feel and perform at your...

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First Step to Health Empowerment: Mindset

​​ In many ways our medical system and reliance on experts has created a culture of dependence when it comes to health. Most people spend most of their time thinking, processing information, caught up in their heads and somewhat detached from their bodies. In his wonderful book, Mindsight, Dr. Daniel Siegel defines mind as the flow of energy and information between the brain, body, and relationships. Our minds extend beyond the confines of our skulls, reaching even into our interactions with others and the environment. Mindset, then, is not some steely resolve or analytical process. It is an all-encompassing awareness, grounded in the present moment. It is an openness to accept things as they are because it is only from that place that shift happens. In a couple of weeks, my colleague, Tyler Dillman, and I will be leading a workshop on the 4 Steps to #healthempowerment. As health care professionals, our expertise is helping others interpret the language their bodies are speaking. We teach our clients to understand what is being communicated by their symptoms and show them how to respond to move toward greater well being. Come and learn with us!...

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121 Partners in the Wellness Community of Halifax

One to One Wellness is pleased to welcome Sante Dental as a featured partner. Conveniently located in City Centre Atlantic, on Dresden Row in Halifax, the dental clinic is known for hygiene services and restorative dentistry. Both Dr. Fredette and Dr. Chiasson are long standing members of both Canadian and Nova Scotian Dental...

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