Mission & Approach
LifeMeds Wellness Services (ActiveHealthyWell.com) hereto known as ‘LWS’, mission is to help individuals and families change their lives and their lifestyles so they can return to and/or achieve optimal health and fitness. We recognize that every individual has their own set of goals and we work collaboratively with you through health and fitness coaching, and personal training to help you successfully achieve your goals and enhance your quality of life. We believe, advocate and integrate a four-step process called [MEDS] to help you to achieve lifestyle changes.
The customers’ goals will always remain paramount when collaborating on any health and fitness plan.
1. To foster MEDS as a process to achieve optimum health and wellness for ourselves (first) and everyone else.
2. To improve the health of our community and the communities we serve.
3. To provide the best services possible to every customer through continued education and research.
Meditation: Prayer, Yoga, Quiet introspection, Transcendental meditation, Zen meditation, Taoist meditation, mindfulness meditation, and Buddhist meditation
Benefits: Meditation promotes a sense of calm and control, promotes relaxation ; Reduces anxiety and builds self confidence, Increases serotonin which influences moods and behaviour ( because low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, headaches and insomnia), Enhances energy, strength and vigour; Helps keep blood pressure normal… (more)
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Exercise: Aerobic (aerobic classes, rowing, cycling, running, etc.) and Anaerobic (Strength training)
Benefits: Regular physical activity prevents chronic health conditions, promoting weight loss, restful sleep, combats chronic diseases, exercise helps manage weight gain through improved metabolism and thermogenesis, reduce stress, relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, reduce your risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, boost your mood and improve energy, increase bone density, strengthen the heart and lungs, improve your quality of life.
D: Diet & Nutrition
A healthy diet should contain proper micro/macronutrients, fiber, and at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables to help maintain or improve health. It is important for the prevention of metabolic syndrome and many other chronic health risks and diseases.
When people get less than 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night, their risk for developing diseases begins to increase. Sleep provides the following benefits: sleep keeps your heart healthy, sleep may prevent cancer, sleep reduces stress, sleep reduces inflammation, sleep makes you more alert, sleep bolsters your memory, sleep may help you lose weight, naps make you smarter, sleep may reduce your risk for depression, sleep helps the body make repairs.
For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us and carbohydrates better and the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and metabolic disease.
Our weight loss program integrates three key pillars: behavior change through lifestyle coaching, nutrition guidance and low-impact fitness training to help you lose significant weight and achieve lifelong wellness.
Our nutrition recommendations is based on the science behind Ketogenesis. We call it “metabolic dietary approach” or MDA. A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-to-moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fat rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food is converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source.
We’ll teach you how to prepare meals that force your body to run on a different source of fuel, namely, your body-fat. Your body uses carbohydrates in a few different ways. It can burn the energy as glucose immediately, it can store it as glycogen for future use, or it can store it as fat. Think of your glucose and glycogen stores as fuel-tanks that can be filled up. Once both of them are capped off, the remaining energy spills over and lands on your waistline as flab. Obviously, you don’t want that.
We teach you how to cut carbs without negatively impacted your body (ie: adrenal, thyroid etc.) Remember those fuel-tanks? Okay, now imagine tapping both of them out. Your body is completely devoid of carbohydrate energy. After a few days with a very low amount of its preferred fuel, your body turns to fat to power your engines.
We’ll also recommend intermittent-fasting with the ketogenic approach because it may help normalize metabolic issues (high blood pressure, diabetes, pcos, etc.) allowing you to return to a normal and healthy lifestyle mitigating the need for drugs.
Ketogenic Metabolic Dietary Approach
|Good Fats||Moderate Proteins||Lots of Veggies||Low Starches||Water|
|75% of your diet will be composed of good fats. Contrary to||15% of your diet will be composed of various protein sources. Too much protein converts to sugar.||You’ll eat lots of various low starch vegetables. Veggies are important and don’t impact calories.||10% of your diet will be composed of starch carbohydrates. For some starches pose a serious health threat, you’ll keep these at a minimum.||You’ll drink at least ½ your bodyweight in H2O; for hydration; to flush your system; and to keep the trains moving.|
Science & Research
We consult with leaders in their fields of medicine, nutrition, exercise and psychology of change, and they help us to continually improve the effectiveness of our program.