#187 Why Supplement, Better Mental Health in Two Sentences, Why Are Your Muscles Tight and the Essence of Mindfulness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 5 and 6, 2021 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’ll discuss why we should supplement with Dr. Gordon Chang, moving towards better mental health in two sentences with Kevin Frankish, why your muscles are so tight with Dr. Erin Boynton and the essence of mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Why Supplement?

  • Why should we take supplements?
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Macro-nutrition and Micro-nutrition
  • Vitamins that flow through the system
  • Mega dosing

Better Mental Health in Two Sentences

  • “You are not alone”
  • “It can be okay”
  • Why is it important to feel that we’re not alone?
  • Getting support is not a sign of weakness
  • Hope vs. Depression
  • How do you create a sense of hope?
  • Post Pandemic expectations

Why Are Your Muscles So Tight?

  • What is the “hamstring”?
  • How do we know if our muscles are tight?
  • Why do people have tight hamstrings?
  • We sit too much
  • Will stretching solve the problem?
  • Exercise: bridges, squats, wall sits
  • Tightness after massage
  • Will hamstring tightness impact other parts of the body?
  • Activating your quadriceps muscles

The Essence of Mindfulness 

  • Is mindfulness for everyone?
  • Self criticism is problematic
  • Stillness is difficult for those with PTSD
  • COAL
  • Compassion and curiosity
  • Openness
  • Acceptance and awareness
  • Loving kindness
  • Open monitoring and focused attention

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Kevin Frankish and his blog go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#185 Avoiding Slip and Fall Injuries, Mindfulness and Self Forgiveness, Weight Training Safely in the Home and Cognitive Therapy for Stress

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 22 and 23, 2021 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 how to avoid slip and fall injuries with Joel Thuna, self forgiveness as an aspect of mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati, safe weight training at home with Tim Irvine and cognitive therapy for stress with Paula Allen

We specifically discuss:

Avoiding Slip and Fall Injuries

  • What are the implications of slip and fall injuries?
  • Slip and fall statistics in Canada
  • What are the risk factors for slip and falls?
  • Speak to your primary health care provider
  • The importance of exercise: balance and strength
  • Check your eyesight
  • 1/2 of slip and fall injuries occurs in the home
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Calcium: for bones and muscles
  • Protein

Self Forgiveness

  • What is forgiveness?
  • What gets confused for forgiveness?
  • What is self-forgiveness?
  • Personal distress prevents empathy
  • The steps towards self-forgiveness
  • Realigning yourself with your values
  • Make it “doubly right”: a mantra for self-forgiveness

Weight Training Safely in the Home

  • Why should we include weight training to our home workouts?
  • Dumbbells: recommended weights
  • Barbells: the ability to load more weight
  • Racks and benches: safety first
  • Kettlebells
  • Visual feedback: spotter, trainer, mirror etc.
  • Do you need a spotter?
  • Warm ups: activating your muscles

Cognitive Therapy for Stress

  • What mental health trends are driven by Covid-19?
  • Stress and emotional fatigue
  • Workplace stress
  • People’s ability to cope with stress
  • Stress resilience amongst leaders and management
  • Impact on productivity
  • “Jab” optimism

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Tim Irvine go here.

To learn more about Paula Allen go here.