Living Well: The Mind-Body Connection

 Third Age Nipissing is proud to present their next lecture series:

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Lecture 1: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 1:30 – 3:30PM

Presenter: Dr. Anthony Martin

Dr. Anthony Martin DNM, DHSDC, PhD, RNCP is a clinical nutritionist and a Registereddrmartin.jpg Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) who has a passion for functional health care.  He has over 40 years experience and treated tens of thousands of men and women from all over the world. He is the author of almost a dozen books, including the best selling Eat Fat Get Lean, Serial Killers: Two Hormones Who Want You Dead, Are You Built For Cancer?, and Medical Crisis.

 How to protect your brain at 40,60, 70 and beyond!

Are you worried your body will outlive your brain? You’re not alone.  It’s one of the biggest fears many of my patients express to me as well. It’s important now, more than ever, to protect your brain from premature aging.  It’s time to age-proof your brain. One of the main causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s is brain SHRINKAGE.  Your brain naturally shrinks as you age.  That sounds weird doesn’t it? But, you run into major problems when your brain shrinks faster than it should.

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Click **here** for Dr. Martin’s website and internet podcasts

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Lecture 2: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 1:30 – 3:30PM

Topic: REDUCE YOUR HEALTH RISKS: What You Need to Know!
Presenter: Lisa Després & Tara Blake

Throughout the course of a lifetime, one person in two will be diagnosed with a serious illness.  Build your arsenal to reduce the risk of age-related illnesses. This lecture will review physical activity and nutrition guidelines for healthy living as you age. Hands-on practical tips and take-aways will help you start living a healthier life!

lisa pic4Lisa Després is a Registered Physiotherapist with a special interest in oncology.  She employs a multifaceted approach including scar mobility, movement patterning and individualized exercise programs.  In 2005, she co-founded Active Running, a physiotherapy centre and store which focuses on healthy living, injury prevention and group dynamic support, offering a variety of classes and clinics. 

Tara headshot #2Tara Blake is a Registered Dietitian who has worked across the cancer trajectory.  She is an enthusiastic home cook and enjoys teaching individuals how to take the recommendations and translate them into quick easy meals and snacks. Tara is also
a Canfit Pro certified fitness instructor and a recent breast cancer survivor. 

Lecture 3:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 1:30 – 3:30PM

Presenter: Mariane Wagner

Sleep is that mysterious time where we can only guess what our bodies are doing as we are not consciously aware while we sleep.  As a science,  the study of sleep is young and its mysteries are continuously beingrevealed through research that broadened in the early 1970s.

This presentation will help to demystify some of the following areas including:

  • what normal sleep is
  • how much sleep is enough
  • dealing with insomnia
  • sleep apnea and its treatments
  • the benefits of exercise
  • how technology is changing sleep
    habits around the world

Mariane head shoulder shotMariane Wagner, a Registered Polysomnographer with a diploma in Respiratory Therapy , has been working in the sleep field since 1996.  She has been involved with the collection and analysis of sleep data and has participated in research projects.  She has also been involved with CPAP clinics, sleep education, the training  of colleagues and as a conference speaker.  Mariane has been a CPR instructor since 1999 and a fitness instructor since 2009. 

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Mariane Wagner can be reached via the following  e-mail:

10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene for Adults

sleepIn addition to clinical sleep problems, poor sleep habits can cause poor quality sleep in adults. To help improve overall sleep and wellness, World Sleep Society has created the 10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene for Adults:

1. Establish a regular bedtime and waking time.

2. If you are in the habit of taking siestas, do not exceed 45 minutes of daytime sleep.

3. Avoid excessive alcohol ingestion 4 hours before bedtime, and do not smoke.

4. Avoid caffeine 6 hours before bedtime. This includes coffee, tea and many sodas, as well as chocolate.

5. Avoid heavy, spicy, or sugary foods 4 hours before bedtime. A light snack before bed is acceptable.

6. Exercise regularly, but not right before bed.

7. Use comfortable, inviting bedding.

8. Find a comfortable sleep temperature setting and keep the room well ventilated.

9. Block out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible.

10. Reserve your bed for sleep and sex, avoiding its use for work or general recreation.

Here are some website links that Mariane has provided for further investigation:

  1. The Canadian Sleep Society
  2. This link is to a mini book about sleep.
  3. The Better Sleep Project:   The Better Sleep Project offers a free online sleep diary so you can see what is really keeping you awake. A blank Sleep Diary is the first thing sleep doctors hand to their patients when they walk into the office.Online Sleep Diary
  4.  The Swedish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has developed a mood and sleep diary “app” that can be found here:



Viewable/ Downloadable PDF files: 
Living Well: The Mind-Body Connection Poster
Living Well: Mind-Body Connection Brochure 

Special thanks to these sponsors of this Third Age Nipissing Lecture Series: