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EXERCISE and NUTRITION


Exercise, Nutrition and Weight loss Programs at Altima Physio

 Come to Altima Physio to help you lose weight! Our professionals will design you a specific exercise program that meets your weight loss needs. If that’s not enough incentive, your extended health plan can cover it! Why pay excessive gym fees when you can come to

 Altima Physio for your own supervised weight loss and exercise programs?!

 In addition to weight loss exercise programs, the professionals at Altima Physio will educate you about the importance of hydration and nutrition, and their involvement in losing weight.

 Hydration:

·         Drink at least 2.5L of water per day – this does not include during your workout  ·         While exercising, continuously drink water (about 10oz every 10 min)

 Nutrition:

·         By cutting out 500-1000kcal per day, you can safely and effectively lose 1-2lbs every week.

 To start, follow these dietary guidelines:

·         2 portions of fish per week (at least one that is rich in omega-3; ie salmon or trout)  ·         2 portions of protein rich food per day  ·         5 portions of starchy foods per day (high in fiber)  ·         At least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day

·         3 portions of dairy per day (low fat)

·         Choose water instead of pop or juice

·         Look for labels “reduced” or “no added salt”

 Talk to your Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who help people of all ages and lifestyles gain and maintain their desired level of active living and physical mobility. At Parkway Physiotherapy in Hamilton / Stoney Creek and Altima Physiotherapy in Milton Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists and Massage Therapists not only treat injuries, they also teach you how to prevent the onset of pain or injury that can limit your activity.