STAVE OFF Blog

Personal trainer, gym, kingston, exercise

The 5 Things you Should Look for in a Personal Trainer

By Nick Prevett | December 29, 2016

  With the holiday season coming to a close, the guilt of all the peanut butter balls and turkey hangs over our heads (at least these are the two I feel guiltiest about!). This is the time when we are getting back into the swing of things and back on track with our goals to […]

Read More
Thyroid, Weight loss, Physiotherapy kingston

The Big Bad Thyroid Article

By Nick Prevett | December 16, 2016

  We hear all the time at our clinic in Kingston that our clients are having trouble losing weight because they have a thyroid issue. A low thyroid hormone level, or hypothyroidism, is becoming more common especially in women around menopause (is this you?). Let’s dive deep into what this means and why it happens […]

Read More

Grains…. are they the enemy or helping you?

By Nick Prevett | December 1, 2016

Grains are a hot topic in the nutrition and diet industries. People seem to be firmly set in either camp – grains are friends or grains are foes. Therefore, the answer to grains friend of foe depends on who you ask. Recently grains have been linked to inflammation. Inflammation has been linked to just about […]

Read More

The "Perfect" Diet

By Nick Prevett | November 18, 2016

Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, low carb- etc.. Which one is best for you?   We get asked all the time which side of the fence we are on in-terms of diets and nutrition. Do we believe in Paleo? Vegan? Vegetarian? Low-Carb?   Our answer… is none of them and all of them.   When people start […]

Read More
food prep

Food Prep: Prepping for Success

By Nick Prevett | November 11, 2016

Eating healthy is hard with our hectic lifestyle! Life is hectic! We at STAVE Off now all too well. Work is crazy, your kids have hockey, the car needs all knew tires, and the dog decided to eat your shoe resulting in an unexpected trip to the vet. Food prep can be the last thing on […]

Read More

What You Need to Know About Your Metabolism as you Get Older

By Nick Prevett | November 3, 2016

  We all know exercise is important, Everyone has told you from your friends and family to your doctors, but why? Not only is exercise beneficial for your muscles and your heart, it is a major regulator of metabolism. Our metabolism is the amount of energy your body uses throughout the day, whether that is […]

Read More