The Physical dimension of wellness involves encouraging regular activities that produce endurance, flexibility and strength. Read each statement carefully and respond honestly by using the following scoring:
- Almost Always=2 points
- Sometimes/Occasionally=1 point
- Very Seldom=0 Points
___1. I exercise aerobically 30min at least 3 times a week
___2. I eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.
___3. I avoid tobacco products.
___4. I wear a seat belt while riding in and driving a car.
___5. I deliberately minimize my intake of cholesterol, dietary fats, and oils.
___6. I avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or consume no more than one drink per week.
___7. I get an adequate amount of sleep.
___8. I have adequate coping mechanism for dealing with stress.
___9. I maintain a regular schedule of immunization, physical, dental checkups and self exams.
___10. I maintain a reasonable weight, avoiding extremes of overweight and underweight.
___ Total for physical wellness dimension.
15 to 20 Excellent
9 to 14 Room for Improvement
0 to 8 Needs a lot of work
Do you know your trainer? Fitness professionals get a bad rap at times, and most of the time they’ve earned it. There are many trainers out there that are more interested in their self gratification rather than taking care what is most important, the client. I have sat back and watched trainers with their clients.
There are 2 types of trainers. One who stands there looking pissed off and not wanting to be there. They have their arms crossed and are not even having a conversation with their client, and even more important there not even correcting the form of their client.
There is a 2ndtype of trainer. One that looks the part, they are engaged with their clients. Making sure each step of the way their client is using proper form, standing a sports stance ready to help the client. The trainer is focus on their client and having a conversation.
I sometimes ask why some trainers got into this profession. You should ask yourself the same thing if your trainer is like the 1stone. If they are more like the 2ndone they are well worth the money you invested in your health and fitness.
In Good Health,
A complex illness affecting multiple systems of the body, in particular, the nervous and immune system. CFS or Chronic fatigue syndrome has many symptoms including extreme exhaustion, aching muscles, joint pain, headache, dysfunctional sleep, and flu-like feelings. Recovery can take years if at not at all, most people suffer relapses throughout their lives. There is no known cause CFS.
Often a problem for most chronic fatigue syndromes suffers, exercise can worsen their symptoms. Whether people with the syndrome should attempt regular exercise or not is divided upon the medical field opinion. But some good evidence that a program of graded modest aerobic exercise may improve function in many with the syndrome. Physicians do in general advise suffers to carefully pace themselves and encourage them to avoid unusual physical or emotional stress.
A person with CFS needs a gentle approach to physical activity and should only make tiny increases in frequency, duration and intensity of their exercise program. Some doctors recommend graded exercise therapy (GET) as part of a treatment regimen. Research shows that GET can help you alleviate symptoms and regain functionality, while exercise can be an important part of your treatment, it’s not a cure, and it takes time for it to work.
In Good Health,