Melissa Putt

Founder of Healthy Habits 

Melissa Putt
Melissa Putt

Melissa started Healthy Habits in 1989 as a sol proprietor, registering as an incorporation in 1997.  She worked initially with actors, screen writers and celebrities in Toronto, New York and San Francisco.  Her programs were always acutely focused on posture and symmetry, stemming from her foundation as a Canadian Gymnastics Federation national coach during her teens and early twenties.  Melissa’s innate feel and understanding of alignment leading to physical performance has kept her advanced studies and company mandate always founded in posture and alignment as the root of permanent physical improvement.  

The Journey

Explore the different phase of Melissa's Journey 

On The Web

The Good Men Project – Posture, Pain & Graceful Aging Mind Body Green – Bad Posture Is Slowing Down Your Running Health News Digest – Your Sleeping Position, Decoded Spafinder – What a Pain in The Neck! Huffinton Post –  15 Stretches That Will Help You Sleep Better

On The Web

Athletic

In 1986 Melissa embarked on solo cycling tour of Europe and Morrocco. For over 12 months she cycled alone through England, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco, covering greater than 5000km. Most days were 6-12hours in the saddle cycling remote regions.

Athletic

Nutrition

Melissa studied human biology at UofT and splintered off into self study of lipid chemistry.  She is an active member of the AOCS (American Oil Chemists Society) attending many short courses and conferences on the complexities of lipid chemistry. Her main interest is lipids in heart disease and lipid oxidation.

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Nutrition

Academic

In 1995 Melissa completed her two year certification in Advanced Holistic Nutrition.  As a Registered Nutritional Consultant and Certified Personal Trainer she combined the two skills and practical experience to set the foundation for all Healthy Habits training programs.  Melissa returned to University of Toronto at 40years old to complete a degree in public health […]

Academic

Author

Melissa has written a detailed biochemistry ‘novel’ on fats and oils in health and disease entitled, “ The Last Tango with Butter.” Now completing the second edition, she has re-written the science into a consumer friendly explanation detailing the perils of vegetable oils and the merits of saturated fat and how these two foods affect […]

Author

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