Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 30 and May 1, 2022 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we’ll discuss the importance of your metabolic health with Dr. Kwadwo Kyermanteng, how to have difficult conversations with Dr. Lise Janelle, stress and your resilience with David Nelson and what to look for in a group fitness class with Dr. Stacy Irvine DC

We specifically discuss:

The Importance of Metabolic Health

  • What is metabolic health?
  • How were Covid-19 outcomes tied to metabolic health?
  • Inflammatory response led to poor outcomes
  • Changing your metabolic health is possible
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Personalizing your health goals
  • Sustainability
  • Reducing insulin as a means of restricting inflammation
  • How do you assess your metabolic health?
  • The hip to waist ratio
  • First steps


How To Have a Hard Conversation

  • How do you raise a difficult issue with a partner?
  • Why do people fight in relationships?
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Why are people reluctant to have hard conversations?
  • Is it always best to raise difficult issues?
  • Rules of engagement


Stress and Your Resilience

  • People living with stress
  • Exposome – Allostatic load
  • 4 factors impacting our sleep
  • Social media
  • The importance of a micro-community
  • Flourishing…and resiliency
  • Do we need to teach ourselves about flourishing


What to Look For In a Group Fitness Class

  • What are the benefits of taking a group fitness class?
  • The desire to learn and be inspired
  • How to avoid group fitness injuries
  • Getting injured in a class is not your fault
  • How to pick the right class
  • Personal trainers vs. group fitness
  • Group class etiquette


To learn more about Dr. Kwadwo Kyermanteng go here.

To learn more about Dr. Lise Janelle go here.

To learn more about David Nelson go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine DC go here.