#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.

#107 Humanizing Health Care In The Digital Age, Strong Muscles Equals Strong Bones, Holistic Holiday Gifts For The Health Conscious and Chasing Yoga Feels

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 23 and 24, 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 humanizing health care in the digital age with George Barakat, why strong muscles lead to strong bones with Dr. Stacy Irvine, holistic holiday gifts for the health conscious with Megan Horsely,  and sensation junkies chasing their “yoga feels” with Jelayna DaSilva

We specifically discuss:

Humanizing Health Care

  • Aging gracefully: “Live Your Best Life”
  • What are the problems with our current health care system?
  • Retail health as a solution to “Hallway Medicine”
  • Digital health strategy as a Canadian export strength
  • What do patients want from their health care system?
  • Visibility and clarity into health records
  • Usage of “wearables” and digital records
  • How will digital health tools be used going forward?
  • Telemedicine
  • Personalizing health care

Strong Muscles = Strong Bones

  • Bone health and morbidity
  • The cost of bone fractures to the economy
  • Bone density and preventative health
  • The connection between muscle and cortical bone density
  • Metabolic factors that impact bone health
  • Hormonal impact on bone health
  • Weightlifting
  • Diet and bone-density
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • When is it too late to deal with bone density?
  • Balance and stability

Holistic Holiday Gifts

  • Essential Oil Travel Pack
  • Class passes – experiential gifts
  • Personal training sessions
  • Massages
  • Workout wear and accessories
  • Health store gift cards
  • Alternative lifestyle cookbooks

Yoga Sensation Junkies

  • What is a “sensation junky”?
  • What is the problem with chasing sensations?
  • The mindful element of yoga
  • What do you get from “finding the calm” in our yoga practice?
  • Back body awareness
  • How do you find your calm?

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To read Megan Horsely’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jelayna Da Silva’s article on Tonic Magazine go here.