How Weight Gain May Impact Sex Drive

Research suggests that being overweight can impact your libido. According to a study from Duke University, up to 30% of obese people seeking help controlling their weight indicated problems with sex drive, desire, performance, or all three. These issues can be traced to physical conditions that co-exist with obesity. Men who are overweight are more […]

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How processed foods may lead to “food addiction” and obesity

  • May 04, 2017
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  • Cardiovascular Health

    Dr. Farrell Cahill is a recognized leader in the field of obesity, diabetes, and exercise physiology in Canada.  Through his expertise in genetics, endocrinology, and human physiology, Dr. Cahill explores the aetiology and management of both obesity and diabetes to improve occupational health and performance.

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Accumulating evidence has documented neurobiological and behavioural similarities between compulsive overeating and psychoactive drug dependence. Obesity and being overweight are the fifth leading cause of global death1 and the second most preventable cause of death in the United Stated and Canada2. Weight gain in the general population is complicated. Being overweight or obese is usually the […]

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Want younger looking skin? Exercise!

With the winter weather often comes less physical activity, less engagement in outdoor leisure activities, increased stress, and (in case that wasn’t enough) dry or dull-looking skin. There are many ways to improve the look of our skin: regular gentle exfoliation, moisturizer, drinking enough water, good quality sleep, not smoking, and eating a healthy, balanced […]

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Why you should drink less

Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect and it can be addictive. Short term effects of alcohol include intoxication, dehydration, and poisoning if consumed in enough quantity. In excessive quantities, alcohol is capable of damaging many organs and important body systems. Long term effects include changes to liver metabolism, addiction, damage to the […]

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How Hard Should You Exercise For A Healthy Heart?

  • February 03, 2016
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  • Cardiovascular Health

    Hedieh Hafizi, Kinesiologist

    Hedieh Hafizi is a clinical exercise specialist with seven years of experience and a number of certifications in Health and Fitness. She completed an internship at the Healthy Heart program at St. Paul’s Hospital and was further certified as an Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

    She obtained her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Masters of Science degree in cardiac rehabilitation from the University of British Columbia.

    Hedieh is qualified to deliver a variety of exercise assessments, rehabilitation, risk factor identification and lifestyle management services to individuals with or at risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases.

    She is committed to helping clients make healthier lifestyle choices, meet their fitness goals and assist them in their recovery from injuries and chronic conditions.

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The fitness centres and gyms fill up this time of the year with folks eager to meet their New Year goals. Many of you might jump into exercise without considering your existing fitness status, medical issues, medication side effects and how intensely you should be exercising. When you exercise, your heart beats faster to meet the demand for […]

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Cancer Prevention

The Medisys team is proud to help you achieve your health objectives. In order to support your initiatives and keep you informed, we have written a series of short health capsules. You will occasionally receive reliable information that will help you make the right choices and adopt healthy lifestyle habits.   In Canada, more than […]

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