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 should we take supplements?
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Macro-nutrition and Micro-nutrition
Vitamins that flow through the system
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
Compassion and curiosity
Acceptance and awareness
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.
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
Calcium: for bones and muscles
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
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
People’s ability to cope with stress
Stress resilience amongst leaders and management
Impact on productivity
For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.
To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.