Sherry Smilar

Drumheller, AB T3R1H9

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the nutrition component weight los diet versus exercise

3 Answers | Asked by Dina Genovese on May 15, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on May 19, 2017

Proper nutrition is more important for weight loss, but without exercise you are more likely to put the weight back on.

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How good circulation prevents diabetes?

2 Answers | Asked by Evah Linear on May 09, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on May 12, 2017

There are 2 main types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is largely genetic and not related to other health factors, although exercise generally helps with symptoms. Type 2 diabetes can also be genetic, but being inactive or overweight are contributing factors. Exercise helps to improve the bod...

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increase bone density in hips

3 Answers | Asked by M.C. Doreen Rioux on Apr 26, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Apr 27, 2017

As we get older it gets harder to increase bone density. I agree with Natalie on getting your doctor's clearance and doing weight bearing exercises. Weight training with heavy weights can be helpful, but you'll want to work up to it, if you haven't been doing it. Add some balance exercises to preven...

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Best Nutrition courses

3 Answers | Asked by Gaëlle Bovy on Apr 25, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Apr 25, 2017

I've done Precision Nutrition. It is about half nutrition and half coaching. I would recommend it. Sherry Smilar

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Exercise recommendations with clients with higher risk osteoporosis

4 Answers | Asked by Fran Johnson on Apr 15, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Apr 15, 2017

Hi Fran, I'm not sure I completely understand your question, but assuming your client has medical clearance here are some general guidelines. Include: Balance exercises, strength training with free weights and body weight, walking Avoid: twisting (especially weighted, end range of motion), unsupp...

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I have a new client, he is 77 and had stroke in 2012

5 Answers | Asked by Janice DeMille on Mar 29, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Mar 30, 2017

I would start by making sure he is medically cleared. Make sure you have a note or a PARMedX from his doctor. Has he gone through physiotherapy? If he has, then he should have some exercises from that. I would start with those. Sit/stand is a good functional exercise to improve leg strength, but you...

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Is Pilates enough for older women or should they do weight trainer also? Or just mix it up?

4 Answers | Asked by Maggie Barclay on Mar 20, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Mar 22, 2017

I believe that both can be beneficial and as Christine and Nancy have commented it does depend on the type of pilates. It also depends on where your client is starting from. One thing that I would caution is that some pilates exercises are not safe for people with osteoporosis. Just make sure your c...

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Is anyone using the workout builder

4 Answers | Asked by Jeff Miller on Mar 14, 2017

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Mar 15, 2017

I have used it for clients at the gym. A couple things I don't like about it - some very basic exercises are not included, and if you send a print version the pictures are from somewhere in the video and not very helpful. I think it would work better for in home clients who would be more likely to ...

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I have osteophena in my left hip. I do 2 - 3 spin classes a week. Is this putting too much stress on my joints??

5 Answers | Asked by Chris Darley-Bentley on Nov 17, 2016

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Nov 18, 2016

Do you mean osteopenia (low bone density)? I agree with Nancy that your physician should be able to help. I have some training in exercise for osteoporosis and osteopenia and cycling of any kind is not considered the best exercise in these situations. Weight bearing exercises and weight training are...

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exercise for triathletes

6 Answers | Asked by ivy fernandez on Nov 09, 2016

Answered by Sherry Smilar on Nov 12, 2016

It really depends on the type of triathlon. Training for a sprint triathlon is much different than training for an Ironman. Depending on the distance of the triathlon, the athlete may spend most of their time on endurance for running, biking and swimming. Many triathletes do not come from swim backg...

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