New Year Health Challenge

Holidays can be really tough to stay in control of your choices, particularly when it comes to facing all the extra treats that people are bringing to the office or your favourite Christmas treats that you usually don’t get to taste all year round. Can you relate? I sure had my share of sweet little “extras” over the last few weeks and had to get my “head into the game” again and get back on track. If you are finding yourself in a similar situation and are feeling like : “Yeah, Pavlina…it is easier said then done” , I would like to invite you to join my Free 5 day Sugar free Challenge where we can join our forces and together we can shake the sugar addiction.

 

 

The challenge is right for you if you have :

 

  • Uncontrollable sugar cravings
  • Bloating
  • Brain fog
  • Mood swings
  • Increased appetite

 

What is the Take away from this Challenge?

Learn : 

  • How to break sugar addiction
  • What to do to avoid the afternoon slump
  • Learn the alternatives
  • How to avoid sugar in the real world

 

Hi, I am a busy mom, a passionate transformational weight loss coach and lifestyle expert, nature-lover and down to Earth gal among other things. My name is Pavlina.

 

I know this 5 Day Challenge works, because I have learned that Sugar Cravings are NOT emotional problem, they are physiological. Which is WAY easier to handle. Pretty great, right?

If you’re someone who gets sweet cravings after meals, mid afternoon or later in the evenings I’d love for you to join my FREE 5-Day Sugar Free Challenge. You’ll get access to many tips on how to deal with urgent sugar cravings over the 5-day challenge… you’ll also get a handy meal plan with recipes too.

Register for this free challenge by emailing bowmanville.spinewise@gmail.com and say “I am in “ in the subject line. Be sure to send us your name and contact information….and see just how simple it really is.

The 5-Day Challenge starts Sunday  January 12/20 . Looking forward to see you there!

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New Year, New You!

New Year, New You

Happy New Year!  2020 is here… a new calendar year, a new decade, a new beginning, another chance, a clean slate and an opportunity to take action…. Is this going to be your year?

When we look at statistics, ‘Lose weight and eat healthier’ are the leading resolutions people make year after year.  In 2017, 33% of Canadians polled sited improved personal fitness and nutrition as their New Year’s Resolution last year as reported by Statistica.  While Statistic Brain reported that 21.4% of those polled wanted to Lose Weight / Healthier Eating followed with 12.3% indicating their resolution was Life / Self Improvements.  The reality is that 42.4% never succeed and fail on their resolutions each year.

Changing your relationship and habits around food and creating new lasting positive habits related to diet and nutrition are often some of the hardest challenges to overcome.

Let’s explore this a little more:

Have you ever signed up for a gym membership at the beginning of a year with high hopes that this membership will help you to achieve your health/weight loss goals?

Let’s paint a picture here : you start off on a really good note. Your food choices are aligned with your resolutions, you go to the gym 4 to 5 times per week, you attend different classes to have variety, you feel almost high with the new behaviour you are mastering.

Then along comes week 5 or 6 and the self-sabotaging behaviour starts. So now,  what used to be your ‘close to perfect diet’ is taking a downturn. Little treats are finding their way in, the gym appearances drop down to 2 to 3 days per week for a few weeks, and all of a sudden that becomes a new routine for a while.

Fast forward a few more weeks… you start noticing that your weight loss is not happening as fast as it did in the beginning.  In fact, you feel you’re becoming stuck at the same weight. Your motivation is taking a hit, gym visits are becoming more scarce, and now you’re starting to lose confidence in whether this is something you can do…all the while wondering whether it’s worth the hard work.  

Before you know it you abandon your healthy eating and gym visits altogether, ending up with a year long membership, monthly payments and feelings of frustration, overwhelm and wondering, “How am I ever going to reach my goals?”

Does this story sound somewhat familiar?  I know I can relate!  

New beginnings inspire us to work on behaviours that we would like to change or improve.  We have good intentions, we try our best, but it does not always work out the way we hoped…

We often find that people underestimate what it really takes to lose weight and embrace healthy living.

Now to be fair, lots of people can lose weight. The challenge is that they often gain it back. And enter into the yo-yo cycle of weight loss without ever reaching their goals and often gaining more than when they started.  Which leaves them feeling like the odds are stacked against them.  

The Globe and Mail reports that “the latest poll shows that almost two-thirds of Canadians have tried losing weight in the past five years, but the vast majority have failed to keep it off.

So what is the key to lasting results?

Changing our environment, surrounding ourselves with people that will support our efforts, finding a fun way to move more, giving the kitchen and pantry a makeover to support our health efforts are great to kick start our journey, but when it comes to long term success, it requires US to CHANGE, to GROW.
To GROW OUT OF our beliefs, our attitudes, the old way of how we think about ourselves and our ability to achieve what we so desperately want to achieve that holds us back. When we allow ourselves to grow, we open up and stretch our minds to new ideas, we try them on and see how they fit and if they fit all right, we shed the old ones and keep the new. 
To grow also means ditching the old habits and patterns that no longer serve us and developing new set of skills that will allow us to progress or to move forward with this new idea.

Let’s have a look at how the framework can look like when we apply this concept to weight loss…

  1. Make a decision to lose weight  (Not a wishy washy “I am thinking about it,” but a decision)
  2. Take action Immediately (whether you join a gym, buy a weight loss program, join a walking group, …)
  3. Commit to something (like I will aerobic class 20 minutes 3x per week for this month, or take 20 mins every day to prep my food, or meditate)
  4. Take stock ( of attitudes, actions, behaviours… what are you prioritizing here  that is just not working? Ex: Are you spending time surfing the internet instead of prepping food for tomorrow and blaming in on “having no time”? Instead of blaming circumstances or others, assume responsibility for your choices and whether they are serving you here.)
  5. Ditch the junk ( If you are not getting closer to your goals, then you are standing in your own way by giving in to this whole idea or label – that you have attached to yourself some time in the past  – that is stopping you to move forward today. If you have tried in the past to lose weight and ended up not being successful – which resulted in feelings of failure – you might have attached a label onto yourself – something like – “I will NEVER be able to do this, I am a failure”- which is now contributing to your sabotaging behaviours and keeps you stuck.) If you got to this point and feel stuck, it is best to reach out to your coach or therapist to work through those limiting beliefs to be able to break through them and move forward.
  6. Adjust, adapt and reflect (Every month or so reflect on your work and see how you are doing. Is there something that you can improve? Is there anything that you need to learn in order to keep moving forward?….)


This framework will allow you to ditch the  “all or nothing attitude” way of thinking and allow for space and wiggle room to work through challenges that may come your way and build the confidence you need with each action step you set into motion.
Small steps, small actions day in/day out that set you on the path of long term success. When we stretch our minds to think in terms of “ What can I do RIGHT NOW or TODAY that will bring me a small step closer to my goal then I was yesterday?” we give ourselves the space to reframe our experience and create hope that anything is possible- where the SKY is the limit…..

We hope to empower you to know that it really is possible!  It’s possible with the right approach, and we want to help you to make it happen by providing some solutions to the most common challenges people face when trying to not only lose weight, but to keep it off.  

For more information, or to book a free 30 min health assessment, call Spinewise or Pavlina directly at 289.385.8807.

 

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What SpineWise has to offer

We currently have 4 chiropractors, 2 decompression therapy rooms, 3 registered massage therapists, 1 physiotherapist, 1 chiropodist and 1 holistic nutritionist.

Revolutionary state-of-the-art office with advanced technology and the best experienced doctors & practitioners in Durham region, bringing you results with quality & affordability. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

SpineWise is known in Durham region as the top clinic for advanced non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your health concerns. Our friendly multidisciplinary team works together with a primary goal, to help you achieve your health goals as quickly and comfortably as possible , and we are great at what we do! We strive to make our clinic a fun and friendly environment for all our practice members and we promise to go that extra mile, each and every single time.

Dr. Amit Sharda and the SpineWise team have been serving Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and the surrounding areas for 2 decades. Our welcoming team at SpineWise are committed to providing solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our team can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

If you have not been to our office before and want to find out more, please email us or call (905) 623-8388 the answers to your questions from our experienced team.

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Invest in yourself

Want to Understand Chiropractic?

Then be aware of these 7 principles:

Your body is under the control of the brain and nervous system as long as you are alive.

Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord is protected by the spinal column.

Spinal bones move out of normal alignment and interrupt your normal nerve flow.

This disruption of normal nerve flow is referred to as a vertebral subluxation.

It is vital to know that subluxations can be silent; causing problems long before symptoms occur.

Chiropractors find subluxations, and by preforming a spinal adjustment, facilitate a return of normal nerve supply.

Normal nerve supply results in a greater expression of LIFE for you!

*Based on an article by Robert Crystal, DC.

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It’s a beautiful day to save spines!

Today is the day to start making changes. Why today you ask? Well why not today?

Have you been suffering from headaches, back pain, neck pain, anxiety and/or stress?

We can help you. We use the latest in technologies to get you faster results.

Visit our website today to see what all we help treat and how our services can work for you!

www.spinewise.ca

Give us a call to book your appointment 905-623-8388.

 

SpineWise is a busy multidisciplinary clinic downtown Bowmanville, Ontario.

We have been in business for over 2 decades helping the community of Bowmanville and surrounding areas.

We offer services such as chiropractic care, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy and chiropody.

We direct bill to most insurance companies, we accept MVA clients and WSIB clients as well.

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98 King Street West Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1R2

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