Patient Resources // The Benefits of Eating Well
Eat Well to Live Better
Trillium Weight Loss can teach you the benefits of eating well. As a leading provider of lifestyle and wellness programs, we understand the struggles facing many Canadians in their quest for optimal health.
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, participate in sports or reduce your risk of disease, we translate the latest evidenced-based research into real life practices to help you establish healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.
In addition, we’ll create a nutrition plan that is feasible, sensible and satisfying. Our nutrition program will help you craft a well-balanced diet, learn the importance of meal timing, understand the vital role diet plays in everything from disease prevention to optimizing overall health and how to select foods that give you energy and vitality.
If you’re interested in private nutrition counseling at Trillium Clinic, we can assess your individual needs and provide one-on-one counseling.
Healthy habits can help prevent certain health conditions--such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure--by boosting high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol and decreasing unhealthy triglycerides. This combination keeps your blood flowing smoothly, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. The Mayo Clinic says that regular physical activity and proper diet can help you prevent or manage a wide range of other health problems, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, and arthritis.
We've all experienced the energy drop that comes from eating foods high in sugar and saturated fats. When you eat a balanced diet including whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products, and fruits and vegetables, your body has the fuel that it needs to manage your energy level.
Regular physical exercise also improves muscle strength and boosts endurance, giving you more energy, says the Mayo Clinic. Exercise helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and gets your cardiovascular system working more efficiently so that you have more energy to go about your daily activities. It also helps boost energy by promoting better sleep, thereby helping you fall asleep faster and deepening your sleep.
When you practice healthy habits, you boost your chances of a longer life. The American Council on Exercise reported on an eight-year study of 13,000 people. The study showed that those who walked just 30 minutes each day significantly reduced their chances of dying prematurely, compared with those who exercised infrequently. Looking forward to more time with loved ones is reason enough to keep walking.