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Body & Soul March 2018 Newsletter
nutrition awareness month
On a scale from one to ten – one being very unhealthy and ten being very healthy – how would you rank your overall diet? You might consider such a scale to be subjective as the definition of “very healthy” can vary considerably from one person to another; however, we pose the question in the hopes that you will take a good look at what you eat and how it ranks in terms of health benefits and nutritional value.

When pursuing certain health and fitness goals – such as weight loss – many people look at ways in which they can improve their diet. In some instances, improvements are made by eliminating sweets, reducing sugar intake, incorporating more greens into every meal or taking the time to meal prep and ensure a well balanced meal is prepared. However you decide to go about improving your diet, it’s important to 1) recognize your required daily calorie intake (as reducing it too much can be counterproductive and dangerous), 2) consult a nutrition expert for any and all nutrition questions (we highly recommend the registered dietitians at Eating for Energy) and 3) make a plan that fits your lifestyle, budget, needs and goals! If one of the factors preventing you from eating healthy is the financial cost, consider a recent study out of Australia that suggests healthier diets may be more affordable than unhealthy ones.1

The Dietitians of Canada have chosen March as nutrition awareness month for 2018 and have provided several resources you may be interested in checking out.

fitness tip: the importance of functional training

A workout program focusing on functional training will include exercises that help you perform everyday tasks. These exercises typically mirror natural body movements, ones we find ourselves doing each and every day, and include exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups and pull-ups. Consider, for instance, how often a parent with young children may find themselves squatting down while picking up children and toys or how often a mechanic will find themselves in some variation of pulling or pushing.
nutrition tip: how much water should I drink?
You may recall hearing that you need to drink eight glasses of water a day, only to hear a different number being advised at a different time. In the end, is there a right number? According to the Mayo Clinic, the amount of water you should drink will depend on several factors, including: where you live, how active you are and your overall health. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine noted that an adequate daily intake for men be approximately 15.5 cups of water while for women it should be about 11.5 cups.2
club news
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Friday March 30th to Sunday April 1st for the Easter weekend. The studio will re-open Easter Monday (April 2nd) at 6am. We hope that you have a lovely long weekend!

Cardio Package: Remember, for $25 a month Body & Soul clients can use the cardio equipment outside of their scheduled sessions. Conditions apply and tax will be added. Speak with our Front Desk to purchase a cardio package.

One Stop Shop: In addition to personal training services, clients at Body & Soul have access to physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy and registered massage therapy - all in our wellness wing. Speak with our front desk for more information.

Refer and Receive!: Refer a new client who purchases a one-on-one, partner or small group personal training package and receive a free session! ~Available for all clients with an open personal training package~ Questions? Speak with our front desk.
Boris Tang
Front Desk Coordinator
Growing up in Vancouver has shaped our Front Desk Supervisor Boris’ passion and appreciation for nature and the great outdoors. He is currently a student at Simon Fraser University and hopes to one day empower others with financial literacy. Always looking to improve himself in the way of mind and body, Boris believes that maintaining an exercise program has been one of his biggest accomplishments in helping him achieve a better version of himself.

When Boris isn’t at work or on campus, he is trying new local foods, listening to music or around the city spontaneously finding something new and fun to do!
physio’s corner
Q: Are you getting the results you want?
A: While there are many reasons why someone may be hindered in their progress (e.g. nutrition, sickness, fatigue, inconsistency, etc.), one common reason is the intensity at which they exercise. Different outcomes such as strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and body composition require different methods to achieve success. Positive changes in our body result from an adaptation to a stressor or improved efficiency to cope with a given stress. The stressors we must provide our body come in different forms, such as elevating the heart rate, increasing the range of mobility, increasing the load we move, or providing a caloric deficit.
The challenge for many people comes with the reluctance to endure the discomfort or pain associated with pushing the limits of these stressors. However, only when we push beyond our current levels will the body positively adapt and allow us to reach our fitness goals. 

Michael Hales is a registered physiotherapist and owner of Halestorm Physiotherapy here at Body & Soul. To find out how physiotherapy can help you, visit

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