Fit­ness Fuel

Montreal Times - - News - By Peter Churchill mtl­

The things we con­sume are the “stuff” that fu­els our body. Noth­ing is more per­sonal or more con­tested than com­mon ground about what is the best ap­proach. In the years that I have been work­ing in the fit­ness in­dus­try, there has been hun­dreds of “Break Through” di­ets and more “Earth Shat­ter­ing” sup­ple­ments to hit the mar­ket, than I could re­mem­ber. These of­ten Pseu­do­science based claims that sound too good to be true, al­most al­ways are.

Ba­si­cally; Sci­en­tif­i­cally an­a­lysed, un­bi­ased re­search based in­for­ma­tion, pre­sented by Nutri­tional pro­fes­sion­als (in Food Science), like the Den­ti­tions of Canada (United States) and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment (Canada, United States). Pro­grams such as Canada’s Food Guide’s and My Plate in the United States pro­vide fac­tual in­for­ma­tion and guid­ance on the right way to help you to make healthy food choices.

You need to eat a va­ri­ety of foods (pick lot’s of colours), and un­less you have “spe­cial di­etary needs. Fol­low­ing the Food Guide en­sures a well rounded healthy diet.

Here’s the catch….”Quan­tity”. If you’re me­tab­o­lism re­quires 1500 Calo­ries per day and you con­sume 2500 Calo­ries, the ex­tra Calo­ries are go­ing to be stored as body fat. Over time the ex­tra body fat builds up and can lead to health con­cerns.

When it comes to ex­er­cise “You can’t run from a poor diet”. A great “Boot-Camp work­out” that burns 500 Calo­ries doesn’t in­su­late you from poor di­etary habits. Fad & Sup­ple­ment based di­etary so­lu­tions are of­ten short lived, in­ef­fec­tive and some­times no use at all. Stick to real foods as your base of nutri­tion and eat what you need. If you drift away from a health­ful diet (Cheat), don’t stress, just get back on track.

Cold laser ther­apy is based on the process of light ab­sorp­tion into the cells, also known as pho­to­bio­ther­apy.This stim­u­lates pro­tein syn­the­sis, as well as cell me­tab­o­lism, im­prov­ing cell health and en­sur­ing proper cell func­tion­al­ity.

The lasers used in cold laser ther­apy are low-in­ten­sity, and are hardly com­pa­ra­ble to laser types used in other treat­ments, which in­ten­tion­ally use heat and heat dam­age to be ef­fec­tive. There­fore, cold laser treat­ment poses no risk of cut­ting or burn­ing on the

How cold laser ther­apy works

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