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Whether you're beginning your fitness journey or are somewhere striving along, don't let the number on your scale tell you you're not good enough! Our Tanita scale will tell you a different story.
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Body Composition is a term used to describe your body’s ratio of fat, muscle, water and bone.
This picture nicely illustrates just how different 5lbs of fat looks compared to 5lbs of muscle. Think about this the next time you say "I lost only 5lbs". That’s HUGE progress in the right direction. On the flip side, think about how misleading a scale can be. If you've been working hard for months and don't see a change in the scale it's time to do a number of things to help you stay on track:
1. Take a look at how your clothes are fitting. Are they looser, tighter? Falling nicely in places? It is quite possible that you lost 5lbs of fat and gained some back in muscle! If this is the case your old jeans will let you know!
2. Notice your energy levels. Did you used to lose your breath after walking up a flight of stairs? Sometimes the cardiovascular adaptations happen so gradually you don't even notice that simple tasks aren't so taxing anymore!
3. Touch your toes. Did you notice that you're lifting heavier weights, running for longer periods of time and are FINALLY able to touch your toes? That's because you're becoming a more functional, stronger person. Bet your scale can't tell you that!
4. Assess your Body Composition. Tracking your body fat% and muscle mass on a regular basis is such a helpful tool to keep you mentally in the game. You could very well be making strides towards your goal; you just need to see it!
In the event that nothing has changed, don't worry. The truth is, you are not wasting your time. Movement is essential!
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#EnergyBOOST Challenge: Day Three! Limit refined, simple sugars. Sugary foods give you an initial boost of energy but beware - they also come with a sudden crash. This is because foods that are high in sugar spike insulin levels. Insulin is the hormone in your body that regulates blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are too high, an excessive amount of insulin is released to clear the sugar out of the blood. This excess amount of insulin makes blood sugar levels drop too low, once again leaving you hungry, craving more sugar and TIRED (not to mention that over time this terrible habit increases your chances of developing diabetes…Yikes!) #sugar #diabtetes #badhabits #healthyliving
#insulin #cravings #challengeyourself
#getbetter #livebetter
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#Energyboost CHALLENGE KICK-OFF! Let's start with the most essential: #water
We often remind our clients that water is involved in every single cellular process in your body, and when you’re dehydrated, they all run less efficiently. Think of it like your car: if you have enough oil and gas, it will run more efficiently but if you stopped fueling it, your car would stop running. It’s the same with your body. *
How much water do you need?
There's no one size fits all. In the past, 8 - 8 ounce glasses/day was the going recommendation however studies now reveal that it depends on your weight, activity level and climate. As a general outline, you should be drinking 0.5 - 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. Example: If you way 150 lbs your body requires 75-150 ounces every day depending on if you're in cooler temperatures and are relatively sedentary or if you're exerting yourself and living in a warmer climate. •
Start the challenge today! Tag us. Use #energyboost . Cheers!
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Hello February! The coldest and shortest month of the year! (Thank goodness). It's quite common for people to feel more lethargic around this time which is why this month we're going to talk about ways you can boost your 💥energy by making simple changes in your day to day life. Join us this month with our #energyboost challenge and tackle those winter blues 👊. Let us know what works for you!

#energyboost #challengeyourself #getbetter #livebetter
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Day two of #Energyboost challenge: Breakfast. Everyday. Studies have found that people who eat breakfast report being in a better mood and having more energy throughout the day. One theory is that when people "break their fast" they fuel their bodies with a jolt of energy that sets the tone for the remainder of the day. Eating food in the a.m. also gives your metabolism a kick start (a bonus if you're looking to burn extra calories!) So what is considered a healthy breakfast? Choosing foods that are high in complex carbs and rich in fiber is the way to go. Healthy Carbohydrates will give you the short term boost of energy that will wake you up while fibrous foods offer a slow released energy that supplies wakefulness and satiety until lunch. Selecting foods such as whole grain toast or high fiber cereal is an excellent example of this.
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Check out our latest insta/fb post for tips on finding a good ergonomic shovel! #snowstorm
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Check out Sharp Shapes Health YouTube Channel for the full length video and more content !!
#TVA #ssh #sharpshapeshealth #getbetter #livebetter #fitness #exercise #brampton #stength #physiotherapy #chiropractor #massage #
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