5 Ways to Better Health & Fitness

5 Ways to Better Health & Fitness

Legacies Health Centre Private Studio

Legacies Health Centre Private Studio

In Canada, the most common New Year’s Resolutions are to become healthier and to increase fitness. At Legacies Health Centre here in Surrey BC, we’re here to help you achieve these goals – whether it’s your New Year’s Resolution or just your lifelong journey. Here are 5 Ways to Better your Health & Fitness that we offer at our facility with low-cost options (some even free!):

1. Therapeutic Yoga Sessions. We offer Therapeutic Yoga in our private studio with renowned Yoga Instructor, Tobey Booker. These classes are only $16 each (with a package of 4) and gives you 1-on-1 attention in a small group of 6 participants. We supply all equipment needed. Call to book your sessions 604-591-5569. Space is limited!

Therapeutic Yoga in Surrey Delta BC

Therapeutic Yoga in Surrey Delta BC

2. 8-Week Naturopathic Weight Loss Program with Dr. Asal Shalviri. This program is for people who want to make a huge lifestyle impact and positive diet change. Blood tests, food sensitivity testing, and a customized meal plan will be given with supportive therapies such as acupuncture and B12 boosters. Average weight-loss ranges between 13-20lbs over 8-weeks. Book your FREE Consultation today 604-591-5569.
3. Start 2014 off on the right foot, with Dr. Alice Wang, Podiatrist & Surgeon. Dr. Wang specializes in foot problems, and casts custom foot orthotics now at Legacies Health Centre. With only 86 podiatrists in BC, this is your highest level of expertise when it comes to foot care. Podiatry is often covered under Extended Medical Plans, often with a doctor’s referral.
4. Expert Therapy & Treatment. Take care of those nagging injuries and pains with a visit to our RMT, Chiropractic, or Acupuncture professionals. Our practitioners will help you design a plan for keeping you injury & pain-free for 2014. We use a team approach and do not over-prescribe, to ensure you get the most appropriate care when needed. For many people, this means just 1 visit/month to achieve optimal wellness.
5. Private Kinesiology Session. Hire one of our kinesiologists to design a personal fitness program specifically for you! Many people want fitness advice but are intimidated with the big gyms out there. At Legacies Health Centre, you get 1-on-1 expert advice in a private and friendly environment. We’ll help create your perfect program – whether you desire to continue in a gym or even just at home!

Video with Dr. Shalviri, ND: Natural Flu & Cold Prevention

Natural Flu & Cold Prevention

Are you ready for Flu & Cold Season?

kids_snow_day_funLegacies Health Centre is proud to announce a NATURAL solution to the colds and flus!  At our Surrey location on Nordel and Scott Rd, our Naturopath and Acupuncturist offer PASCOLEUCYN, a natural remedy for your whole family, which gives you broad protection against colds and flus.

This remedy is approved by Health Canada, and is available at limited locations throughout the Lower Mainland here in BC.  Legacies Health Centre is pleased to offer this immune booster, for only $25 by appointment only.  Say “no” to the flu this season and give yourself the advantage.

Video with Dr. Shalviri, ND: Natural Flu & Cold Prevention

Video with Dr. Shalviri, ND: Natural Flu & Cold Prevention

Watch Matt Furlot, Clinic Director, receive the immune booster and ask Dr. Asal Shalviri, ND some common questions:

Eliminating Pain

Stop Pain

There is one fundamental reason why ALL people come to LEGACIES and seek our services: to feel better.  Whether it’s a disc herniation, fibromyalgia, a whiplash injury, or a recent sports injury – we all seek this same end result.  Pain gets in the way of our life.  It slows us down, decreases our physical abilities, changes our motivation and focus, and even effects our emotions.  However, even though the cause of your pain can vary widely from anyone else’s – there are some greatly common similarities to how pain manifests.  So what if I told you that we can greatly decrease your pain, starting today, based on this knowledge and at no cost and no medications?  There are no tricks – no catches.  Just sign-up for your FREE on-line DVD series and learn the latest approaches to decreasing pain.  You have nothing to loose, and everything to gain.  Start today, and start eliminating Pain.  FREE – Eliminating Pain Video Series Commercial

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Post-holidays Weight Loss


Did you gain some weight these holidays?  Maybe your skinny jeans are fitting a bit tight and you’re now thinking of losing a few pounds?  Beware: taking weight loss to an extreme is never necessary.  Here are 5 simple tips from leading expert Erin Haslag, Board Certified Wellness Coach, to help you move forward and appreciate your body – giving you a chance to treat it better and better each day.

  1.  Drink your water!  During the cooler winter months and the holidays we often forget to drink enough water. According to dietitians, a pang of hunger can often be your body requesting a glass of water. When you feel hungry, try to satiate your hunger with a glass of water. If you’re still feeling hungry 15-20 minutes later, have a small snack in the neighborhood of 150-200 calories.
  2. Eliminate the holiday food groups.  Cut out cookies, candies and salty, savory treats. Snacks loaded with sugar, salt and refined carbohydrates are food groups that you try to avoid out of the holidays. These food groups can take a toll on your body in many ways, thus speeding up the aging process. As you leave the holidays behind, begin to integrate more whole foods and freshly prepared dishes. Local foods that are in season will give your body the best nutrients possible.
  3. Eat your veggies!   Challenge yourself to hold off on treats until have met your veggie quota for the day. Try making a list of your favorite veggies, and finding creative ways to integrate them into your meals and snacks. Veggies will also help to fulfill your body’s need for water, and replace less-than-healthy snack options.
  4. Ease your way back into exercise.   We can often get discouraged because we are trying to attack several areas at once when it comes to our health.  “When we fail to meet the high expectations we’ve set for ourselves we give up all together.  Take a progressive approach and slowly build back into your pre-holiday routine.”  Erin suggests that if you were at the gym 4-5 times a week before the holidays, you should be aiming for 2-3 days for the first few weeks of the new year.
  5. Step off…the scale!   Sugar, salt and other holiday meals cause water retention, which can make you feel bloated, as well as causing the fluctuation in weight you experience after the holidays. If you’re feeling the “weight” of your transgressions, try staying off the scale for a week or two.  Instead, track your progress by how you feel – your energy levels, concentration and focus will improve significantly as you tackle re-setting your healthy habits.

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Legacies at the new BC Place Stadium

Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic at BC Place Stadium

Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic will be joining the CFL BC lions and the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps as we move therapy support into the new BC Place Stadium, starting this Friday with the Lions game! It has been a great couple seasons at Empire Field, but we’re also very excited to be returning to our home stadium – with that new HD jumbo screen and retractable roof! Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic clinic has been providing essential sports therapy support to the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps since 2006.

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