There is a saying “you cannot exercise yourself out of a poor diet”. Studies show that obesity levels in western populations have drastically increased over the last 30 years while exercise levels have remained relatively unchanged.The main culprit is diet. The standard UK diet is over loaded with simple carbohydrates, sugars and trans-fats.
With all the hype & earlier start of the holiday season, we can get tangled up in the superficial social aspects of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah. We all need to take a step back to define what is important about these celebrations. In between the food, drink, excessive gift giving, we lose the feeling of family, togetherness, our continued healthy living-looking after what is truly important. Is 1 more batch of cookies, 1 more drink, extending our budget more important than staying connected w/ our loved ones & continuing to care for our mind, body & soul?
Trying to figure out if a wearable fitness device is for you and your personality? Read on below.
As personal trainers, it is easy to monitor our clients’ activities and provide phone and on-line coaching when schedules do not permit one on one physical sessions, for accountability and program development/monitoring at a reduced investment.
School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.
Loop, swoop and pull or two rabbit ears? It’s something most of us do every day and something we have been doing since we started school. Every day as we get ready for our day, we put on our shoes and tie our laces. We all have this one habit in common, a habit that was taught so young, we never thought anything of it. There are many ways to complete the task; however, we all must secure our shoes. Now I am sure you are wondering why I am rambling on about different ways to tie our shoes, but I have a point. Most habits are acquired young.
We tend to what everything “now”… Information, meals, shows etc.. One area you must have patience in is your health. We don’t lose our health and fitness all at once, so we must allow proper progression and physical adaptation to regain our health safely. If we do not, we risk getting physically sore, fatigued and injuries. We can get frustrated and discouraged when we do not see immediate results and then possibly give up. Over all wellness is a life long journey to be enjoyed and maintained.