If You Want to Change One Thing, Walk More

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 10:15
low back pain, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, health problems, knee pain, seniors, autoimmune

As an Ontario Registered Social Worker, ACE-Certified Health Coach, ACE-Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, and an AAHFRP-Certified Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist, and as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the American Council on Exercise, I help my clients define what their goals are. Goals are related to physical wellness, mental health, stress management, sleep problems, functionality in activities of daily living, and chronic pain/pain management.  I will help you feel better!

Using coaching techniques, counselling/psychotherapy strategies, and a wealth of knowledge, I help move you where you find yourself in the present, to where you wish to be in the future. Over the past 25 years, I have created a unique practice that combines registered social work, health coaching, medical exercise, and personal training. I am fascinated by the intersection of physical and mental health, and have been a pioneer in bridging the gap between these two realms.  I enable my clients to achieve successes they did not think possible.  I am based in Toronto, and work with clients locally as well as throughout Canada. Sessions happen in person, or virtually via FaceTime, Zoom or Skype.

The mode of exercise the subjects of virtually all the large-scale, longitudinal studies on exercise and longevity engaged in was walking.  Consistent moderate exercise  performed over the lifespan - like walking - reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and certain cancers including colon and breast.  If you like in a walkable urban environment, such as downtown Toronto, make a point of using walking as a mode of transportation.  If you do not, schedule in daily walks of 20-30 minutes duration for thinking, reflecting and problem-solving.  Your mind will like it, and so will your body.

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ― Henry David Thoreau

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer