Are You Doing What Works...or Just Doing?


When it comes to your health...

If you were deciding on doing nothing or doing the wrong thing, what's best?

Sometimes people don't do anything because they're not sure WHAT to do and are afraid of doing the wrong thing.

Let's assume that the wrong thing isn't in total opposition to health... as in eating only Twinkies, avoiding water entirely or sleeping 60 minutes a day...

Taking some form of action will always outperform doing nothing at all.

Sometimes getting healthier is simply about creating momentum and tweaking your actions along the way.

Maybe you begin with walking for 10 minutes, 3 days a week. That's a much easier starting point than strength training 5 days a week for 90 minutes.

In the long run, there's a greater chance of success if you start eating protein with each meal vs. jumping head first into the "keto" diet (and that's not to suggest the keto diet is a gold standard either... stay tuned on that topic).


Today, pick one thing that's better than what you're currently doing and start doing it more.

For example, if you routinely skip breakfast, have an apple each morning. Or if you have Coke and a doughnut for breakfast, have your Coke, your doughnut and an apple. Seriously.

If you’ve never stretched a day in our life, hug your knees for 30 seconds before you get out of bed.

It CAN be that simple.

You CAN do it :)

~ Dr. Shawna Dingman

P.S. Whatever action step you decide to take, let me know so I can cheer you on!

Here’s Your Reward for Reading Right Till the End…

5 Simple Nutrition Hacks for Women

Tuesday October 15th @ 7pm at the Scugog library. This is nutrition made easy and is free for anyone in the Elevate Women’s Health Community. Register HERE and enter the promo code ELEVATE to receive your tickets for free. Space is limited.

Wondering whether you should apply heat or ice to your sore body parts? Watch this video…

Want to know a really simple exercise to strengthen your core in less than 60 seconds? Try doing what I do in this video. It’s SUPER easy!!


HI! I'm Dr. Shawna Dingman and I operate Elevate Women's Health Centre in Port Perry. I am the co-owner of Elevate Health Centres with my husband, Dr. Craig Dingman. 

Speaking of family, I'm a mom of 3 amazing kids: Jackson, Jenna and Cole.  I've always been passionate about the care of women and children, probably because I began my career as a pediatric and pregnancy chiropractor as a young mom with an infant!  Aside from clinical practice, I also coach women chiropractors who want to have practices that are a great fit for their families.  In my "spare" time, I love to cottage with my family, hang out with the kids, CrossFit at our local gym, read a book, catch a great show on Netflix, go for a run or have coffee with friends.