Author Archives: Heather Creamer

Medical Fitness Exercise: The Bridge Between Medical Management and Regular Fitness

Medical Fitness Exercise has been one of the top trends in Fitness for several years and is now more important than ever! Medical Fitness Exercise takes place in the space on the fitness continuum where patients have been released from medical management and may or may not have been referred to rehab or physical therapy. […]

Should You Add Outdoor Activities to Your Clients’ EPAPs (Exercise and Physical Activity Plans)?

    Many Fitness Professionals will look to the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and their recommendations for what to include in an EPAP: a minimum of 150 minutes of cardio, resistance exercise at least twice a week and making sure to include flexibility and balance […]

Osteoporosis and STRESS

  By: Robyn Kade, MBMS We are entering a new era with medical fitness in terms of understanding how exercise can help individuals with chronic illness and stress. This is a very exciting time for the fitness industry as baby boomers are becoming our target population. Fitness Professionals, through quality education, can be well positioned […]

Creating Healthy Eating Habits While Working from Home

By Lisa Tsakos R.H.N. More than a year into the pandemic, most of us have adapted to the new normal of online shopping and speedy supermarket visits. Together, we ate through our pantries, baked sourdough bread, and learned new cooking techniques to cope with the strange new reality happening outside our door. A significant percentage […]

Could Stress be Contributing to Your Client’s Resistance to Weight Loss?

By: Lisa Tsakos R.H.N. and Heather Creamer R.H.N. (including excerpts from the Natural Nutrition Coach® Certificate program) Modern life is fraught with stress. The impact that the covid virus has had on our daily life, combined with the regular pressures of life—finances, family responsibilities, health problems, and work demands, to name a few—it can be […]

How You Can Help Clients Living with Prediabetes to Mitigate Thier Risk for Developing Overt Type 2 Diabetes

People Living with Prediabetes can Reduce their Risk for Developing Overt Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Modifications. Prediabetes is defined as the intermediate state between normal blood glucose levels and below the levels used to diagnose diabetes. According to Diabetes Canada, nearly 6 million people in Canada are living with prediabetes; in the US, according […]

Range of Motion Limitations Following Breast Surgery

Range of Motion Limitations Following Breast Surgery Adapted from the:  Free Mini Course: Essentials of Cancer Exercise Following breast surgery/reconstruction, shoulder range of motion limitations (ROM) are not uncommon. This may also be the case with some head and neck cancer surgeries. It’s important to address these issues because they can lead to additional joint […]

Immune Up: Supporting the Body’s Natural Defenses

Immune Up: Supporting the Body’s Natural Defenses with Nutrition Article by: Lisa Tsakos R.H.N. Since the pandemic, protecting our health and well-being has become a top priority. We are more concerned than ever about strengthening the body’s defenses to fight off pathogens and reduce inflammation. A strong immune system acts like a natural firewall against […]