Do you need to supplement with vitamin D? Today I want to talk about a very simple blood test that often gets overlooked, but is an important tool when it comes to evaluating our Vitamin D status. This test is known as Serum Vitamin D.
The winter months are a dreary and dark time. We are exposed to fewer hours of daylight during the winter months, and this results in less sun exposure. Vitamin D is converted to it's active form in our blood when our skin is exposed to the sun's rays. This active form of Vitamin D is important ...Read more
Immune health is an important part of our well-being. I find the time between January and Spring to feel like the longest stretch of Winter. While I love getting outside, the cold usually has me wrapped up inside, usually in close quarters with others. All this time spent indoors also brings with it an increased susceptibility for illness. Being cooped up inside, surrounded by a chorus of coughing and sneezing is never a good thing, especially when it comes to our health.
While the Corona virus has us all talking, and is important to keep in mind, this year’s seasonal flu ...Read more
We are now the @simplygangsterchic Simply Inulin Greater Toronto Area Retailer and we couldn't be happier to make this available for you!
A little background provided by @ingriddelamarekenny: Inulin powder and fiber supplements have seen a massive surge in popularity given the statistics that on average, we are falling well short of the recommended 30g of fiber per day.
Inulin is a nutrient which cannot be digested or absorbed in the body, meaning it ...Read more
Spine Stretch Studio has been offering the same type of Pilates packages for many years. As you know, we currently have both a pre-enrollment and a drop-in class structure. In the pre-enrollment, you sign up for 8 Matwork Classes and/or 5 Reformer Classes and that becomes your set schedule. When life or vacations come up, we allow participants to make-up the missed class. As you can imagine, this happens more often than not! This in turn has a trickle down effect on classes being full and leaving clients who wish to do make-up classes in a bit of ...Read more
Drink water...yes we know drinking water is important. Proper hydration has far reaching effects on our mental state, total body wellness and our ability to slow the aging process inside and out. Proper hydration is one of the most important nutritional components affecting our entire health. But the recommended 2+ litres of water daily can seem daunting and let's face it... are we really doing anything but peeing it right back out?
We asked our Spine Stretch experts to weigh in...How can we ensure we are getting our daily water intake? (aside from the usual "I don't go ...Read more