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Sherldine Tomlinson is a registered kinesiologist, health and lifestyle medicine educator, research scientist and proprietor of Tomlinson Lifestyle Medicine Consulting. She has over 25 years experience in exercise science, kinesiology, health promotion, equity and cardiac and nutritional medicine.
Sherldine is a leader in lifestyle medicine advocacy where she promotes healthy lifestyles, active living and self-care for disease prevention and management of chronic conditions. She has developed and delivered preventative care workshops on a variety of health topics and has designed clinical and rehabilitative exercise prescriptions. Sherldine also has a solid background in cultural competency where she has created culturally appropriate exercise promotion materials aimed at diverse groups and regularly uses the concept in all aspect of her work. Part of Sherldine's encouragement is to take sugar and sodium out of the diet, especially for those with chronic conditions. She is also advocating to make it mandatory for fitness clubs to install blood pressure kiosk machines and plans to make these national health issues.
Currently, Sherldine is pursuing a PhD. in the Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis on chronic disease epidemiology and exercise on cardiac biomarkers. She hopes her research contribute to developing, implementing and evaluating appropriate exercise prescriptions for people with chronic disease, more specifically hypertensive heart patients. Another research Sherldine's endeavour is to understand the role of regular exercise as a mediator play in the regulation of autonomic function in patients experiencing high blood pressure or other hypertensive heart disease.
In her spare time, Sherldine enjoys reading, watching hockey, baseball, basketball, Canadian Football. She also lives an active lifestyle through exercise and recreational sports.