Hey Canada! (And anyone else who stumbled upon this…)
Welcome to ‘This Week’s Workout’ – a new fitness series on CBC Radio 1. Each week I attempt to do a new kind of exercise to see what motivates me and helps kick my butt into workout mode. This blog will have:
My fitness results.
Links to the apps I’m using.
Links to the people who are training me.
Pretty embarrassing pictures of my back fat.
‘The Great Canadian Cardio Playlist’ that I have compiled with links to the songs so you can get them on Itunes.
Click below to play episode 1 of ‘This Week’s Workout’ that aired on CBC Radio 1. While you’re listening, scroll down for more info details on my week!
The YMCA treadmill told me to consult a doctor before starting a new exercise regime, so I went to see Dr. Kathy Van Zeyl , a naturopathic doctor who specializes in sports medicine and clinical nutrition at the Davisville Health Clinic in Toronto.
I have low blood pressure!
Please find a pulse.
Found a pulse!
Dr. Van Zeyl gave me a clean bill of health, though my blood pressure is a little low. Yay! More salt for me!
She also calculated my Body Mass Index and Waist to Hip Ratio, which is a good way to figure out if your weight is a healthy number for your height and age. Turns out I’m within a healthy range, but because I’ve gained 15 pounds in the last 2 years, she figures my metabolism is slowing down (I’m 43) and I need to do more exercise to stay healthy.
A visual representation of my metabolism.
Dr. Van Zeyl also took my measurements. Which was a rather sobering experience.