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"When plans are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them.
- Sir William Olsler

New Food Guide Released

After nearly 15 years, the Canada Food Guide has been updated. The new user-friendly guide is chocked full of information, health tips, suggestions and recommendations "The new food guide contains more information to help Canadians make wise choices about the food they eat, says Health Minister Tony Clement.

Experts predict that experts today's children will be the first generation for some time to have poorer health outcomes and a shorter life expectancy than their parents." w:st="on">information, health tips, suggestions and recommendations "The new food guide contains more information to help Canadians make wise choices about the food they eat, says Health Minister Tony Clement.

According to Clement, the new Food Guide was developed through widespread consultation with approximately 7,000 stakeholders including dietitians, scientists, physicians and public health personnel with an interest in health and chronic disease prevention.

Here are just a few of the revisions that really stood out for me:

  • It targets specific groups preschoolers, children, teens, women, men and the elderly.
  • It contains culturally diverse foods like bok choy, guava, okras, edamame and yams.
  • It recommends 1 dark and 1 orange vegetable per day and 2 servings of fish per week.
  • It recommends daily physical activity of 30-60 min. per day for adults and 90 min. for children
  • It addresses issues such as trans-fats, omega -3 fatty acids, folic acid for women and vitamin D supplements for seniors.
  • It gives good examples of how you would calculate the servings in a meal.
  • The web-site has an interactive tool called My Food Guide that will help you personalize the information found in Canada's Food Guide.

To get your copy of the food guide go to: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index_e.html

Wishing you the best of health!!

Cathy Morenzie, the president of Active Image has been a leader in the fitness and health industry for almost 20 years. Her impact has influenced thousands of people over the years to help them lose weight and develop positive attitudes about exercise and active living.

Enjoy the newsletter!

Cathy Morenzie



Exercise of the Week

Exercise Description:

Oblique Abductor Raise

Muscles Worked:

Core, Adbuctors/adductors

Instructions:

  1. Start by getting into a lateral plank pose with your hips off the ground.
  2. Your only ground contact points should be your feet and elbow.
  3. Holding this position raise your outside leg keeping it straight until you reach full range of motion.
  4. Return your leg to the starting position and repeat for the desired repetitions.
  5. Switch sides and repeat.

About Cathy Morenzie

Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.


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