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In order to get started on a WRM Workshop, a person needs to first be inducted/enrolled in the WRM Research Program. The research program categorises the geographical research cohort and aggregates the data. Measurement for Wellness Risk then takes place. The WRM Workshops then help a person manage the risk identified.

Brief Explanatory Notes
People can refer friends and family to either the measurement or both the measurement and the Workshops. People involved in Health and Wellness services can also refer.

People may have issues with any one of the Five Pillars of Optimal Health Secrets, or they may have issues with pain, or with weight, or with excessive consumption‘s, or with inactivity. There are solutions for them all.

However, first we must measure. There is no getting around the measurement.

We prefer that everyone go through the research project because we assess subjective risk at the same time as objective Wellness Risk in that project. However, healthcare professionals may just want to get the numbers quickly easily and in the least expensive way possible. They need only send people to the registration page at TheQ.ca. However, we recommend getting the subjective risk assessment as well through the Research program. Please contact us for more information.

If a person is in a particular need in some healthcare way, then they should be entered into the research project by sending an email and asking to be enrolled. We will start the process at that time by sending an initial fillable PDF form.

Referrer’s List
A list of healthcare professionals and allied health personnel who may want to refer to us follows.

Medical doctors, chiropractors, dentists, physiotherapists, fitness trainers, lawyers, can all refer people and then ask the client to send them a copy of the progress chart. That progress chart will list the client’s 38 Wellness Risk Management numbers. Referrers cannot get a copy of a client's WRM Progress Chart from us. However, we can confirm whether the numbers in a client's WRM Progress Chart have been altered or not. We would need the client's permission for that corroboration.


Workshop List of Optional Workshops

DIVISION #1 - WRM Five Pillar Workshops

Standard concepts from standard science. The Five Pillars of Optimal Health Secrets are all covered in the Five Pillars Workshop. This workshop is where the Action Plan list is worked through.

DIVISION #2 - Pain Relief Diet Workshops
Pain does not usually come on and then stay with us. If it did that would be a red flag and would have to be checked out by a registered health care professional. Most of the time pain comes and goes or waxes and wanes for a period of time then we tend to do things that make it worse. We call that exacerbating the pain. So the question is, what’s the reason why pain comes and goes, waxes and wanes, and why are the things that we do exacerbating the pain?

Let’s not complicate the issue with highbrow medical theories. We want to know the types of ‘Why’s’ that we can fix ourselves without medical help. So, we look to food and the FoodPainConnection. Why is food so important?

It boils down to physiology and anatomy. Our digestive system is not completely efficient. The anatomies of the red blood cell and the capillary, the smallest blood vessel in our body, have a peculiar relationship that most people don’t know about. And then, there is the amount of blood in our body that has to be shunted from one place to another because there’s not enough blood to fill the entire vascular system.

When you put these all together, it amounts to a capillary system that can get plugged. That temporary plug-up causes a weakness, a de-oxygenation, a slight degree of degeneration which when superimposed on the body day after day, month after month, year after year, collects into major degenerations.

We CAN do something about this and that is what our pain workshops are all about. To learn more, take a workshop.

DIVISION #3 - Weight-Loss Workshops
Excess weight is clearly a problem. It causes disease. It is preventable. We pay money to gain this excessive weight because we have to buy the food. That cost should be an issue with everyone but, it doesn’t seem to matter.

Science shows us the way toward permanent weight loss. Those people who need a strong focus on weight loss will find help at WRM in this particular optional workshop.

Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk
We don’t have a need to be teaching anything about this topic as it is common knowledge by now. If a person has a question on it then they should see a healthcare professional who has training in it. From various web sites and some minor notes by Dr. Ouellette, we provide the following.

Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures:
• Body Mass Index (BMI)
• Waist Circumference
• Risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with obesity

Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:
• It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build as in mesomorphs.
• It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.

If you think you fall into one of the above categories then you will need a trained and registered health care professional to sort it out for you. Thus, the use of a BMI Calculator or BMI Tables to estimate body fat has it's cautions. The BMI score for most people means the following:
Underweight       Below 18.5
Normal              18.5–24.9
Overweight        25.0–29.9
Obesity             30.0 and Above
Morbid Obesity   40 and above


Waist Circumference
Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. If most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you’re at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. To correctly measure your waist, stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones. Measure your waist just after you breathe out normally.

Various tables of Risks of Obesity-Associated Diseases by BMI and Waist Circumference can provide you with an idea of whether your BMI combined with your waist circumference increases your risk for developing obesity-associated diseases or conditions.

Risk Factors for Health Topics Associated With Obesity
Along with being overweight or obese, the following conditions will put you at greater risk for heart disease and other conditions:
• Risk Factors
• High blood pressure (hypertension)
• High LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol)
• Low HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol)
• High triglycerides
• High blood glucose (sugar)
• Family history of premature heart disease
• Physical inactivity
• Cigarette smoking

What to do about it?
When a weight problem is identified then there are two places to go, Calorie Reduced Diet and Interval Training. Wellness Risk Management Workshops address these solutions with a unique diet and science-based training.

DIVISION #4 - Excessive Consumption Workshops
These workshops will explain the role that genetics may be playing in these very difficult problems. Our job here at WRM is not to treat, not to give therapies, nor to give advice but, to give understanding and give people the opportunities to help themselves. This is an optional workshop like all the rest, which offers to sow a seed and be ready to lead should a client wish to investigate these consumptions in more depth.

DIVISION #5 - Dance Workshops Addressing Inactivity in a Pleasurable Way
We think dance is an ideal form of exercise for helping people learn slowly and progress to whatever level they feel comfortable with. Dance is good for the body and it’s good for the mind. It’s just a matter of getting started and getting involved in the learning process. We help with that. Dance workshops will be organised as needed and appropriate for a venue.

At the end of our dance workshop sessions people WILL BE ABLE TO DANCE TO ANYTHING.... almost. Maybe not Acid Rock, but who wants to dance to that anyway as it is (just find a wall and bang your head on it all night) right? LOL Sorry acid fans, but that is the way it is. We want the brain stimulated in a way that brings it stability. Acid Rock does not fit that bill.

And, to be fair, there are other songs written that are just impossible to find any form of lead & follow dance that fits. We are talking about lead-and-follow dance now, not freestyle where you make things up as you go. 

If you know the Lindy Hop, Vic’s 1,2,3 slide, and Blues (we will teach you) then you can dance most all the slow dances. If you know Charleston and Balboa then you can dance all the really fast dances. (We will teach you.) And if your proclivity is toward Quick Step in Ballroom then we’ll teach you that too.

When somebody says, “Hey, do you know WCS?, you will say, “yes, of course.” When someone says, “Hey, do you know ECS?, You will say “yes of course.” Or, Country 2 Step?, “Yes. Of course.” And all the Ballroom, Salsa’s and Latin too.

Of course, it will take you some time to become expert, but, that will all be up to you. You just have to keep at it. Make the mind grow. Give the blood a flow boost. It is that flow boost that prevents disease. We are teaching dance for Wellness.


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Special Note               

Wellness Risk Management is applied research at the science end of the scale.

Knowing Wellness isn't getting Wellness. Doing Wellness is applying the science. We show how that is done.

What Kind of Diseases Are Reduced with Wellness Risk Management?

All chronic diseases are reduced with multidimensional Wellness strategies because of the multidimensional nature of those strategies. Acute diseases are reduced, again because of the multidimensional nature of those strategies.

All organs and systems in the body benefit by reducing Wellness Risk. When the body moves toward optimal health by applying those optimal health secrets which science has discovered, then all parts of the body benefit. We live longer and happier due to less suffering from disease. We perform better at work, better at our recreation pursuits, and better at our interrelationship pursuits too.

Applying the rules laid out in our workshop workbooks and completing all action plan items indicated in the Wellness Risk Management Report of Findings is a ticket to better Health and better living.

It is not particularly easy to get there because we have to fight natural human tendencies that lead us toward disease and suffering.

Most people need help of one type or another. Delivering that help is what Wellness Risk Management is all about.