#115 The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup, Preparing to Take Group Exercise Classes To Avoid Injury, Why Resolutions to Lose Weight Don’t Work and Fun Ways to Meet Fitness Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 18 and 19, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the health benefits of chicken soup with Joel Thuna, preparing to take group exercise classes so that you avoid injury with Mario Causevic, why resolutions to lose weight don’t work with Camille Llosa and Kira Barry and fun new ways to meet your fitness goals with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup

  • The history of chicken soup
  • What Can Chicken soup be used for?
  • Cold and Flu symptoms
  • How does chicken soup work?
  • The role of fat in chicken soup
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • The nutritional value of chicken soup
  • The spiritual and emotional value of chicken soup
  • supplementing chicken soup – ginger, Chaga, elderberry and oregano
  • Multivitamin, Zinc and Vitamin C
  • Joel’s chicken soup recipe

Preparing Before Taking Group Exercise Classes

  • What should you consider if you’re starting a group exercise class?
  • What sort of injuries occur during group exercise class?
  • How do you prepare  for a group exercise class?
  • Glutes, Core and Mid-Back
  • Balance and core work
  • Functional mobility

Why Resolutions to Lose Weight Don’t Work

  • Why do weight loss resolutions not work?
  • How do you stay motivated through weight loss?
  • Customization of a program
  • The power of community
  • Lifestyle choices: fitness, mindfulness and sleep
  • Setting reasonable goals
  • Keeping the weight off

Fun New Ways To Meet Fitness Goals

  • Why do people fail in their fitness resolutions?
  • What are the mistakes that people make?
  • The compounding interest of habits
  • Creating  and curating your environment
  • Finding your bright spots
  • Gamifying your fitness

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Mario Causevic go here

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

 

#100!!!! There’s An Herbal Remedy For That, Homelessness in Toronto, The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control and Flexibility and Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 5 and 6, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the specific herbal remedies that help with various common conditions with Joel Thuna, what homelessness looks like in Toronto and what we can do about it with Teresa Vasilopoulos, the ins and outs of blood sugar control with Shauna Lindzon and why we should care about flexibility and mobility with Stacey Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

  • The foundation of good health
  • Cold and Flu
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Getting a Good Night Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Virility

Homelessness in Toronto

  • WoodGreen
  • The face of poverty in Toronto
  • “Less Homeless” Awareness Campaign
  • What are the poverty statistics?
  • What can listeners do?
  • #lesshomeless
  • Where do donations go?
  • Beyond awareness
  • World Homeless Day – October 10

The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control

  • What should you eat to control blood sugar levels?
  • Fiber
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avoiding fatigue
  • Fat, Protein and Fiber
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Chew your food
  • “Go to” snack

Flexibility and Mobility (And Why We Should Care)

  • Flexibility and mobility are crucial
  • When you’re injured it’s too late
  • The difference between flexibility and mobility
  • As we age extra flexibility can work against us
  • injuries come when there’s a lack of mobility
  • mobility and strength training
  • Is mobility more important than flexibility?
  • What happens if you don’t improve mobility?

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Teresa Vasilopoulos and her work at Woodgreen go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Stacey Irvine go here.