Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness. In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices. Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend and I hope you all will enjoy my blog post this week. Today I want to address the major issue that I'm still coming across as a personal trainer and lifestyle coach. It all comes down to food yep, one of the most important element for living a healthy and happy lifestyle and yet people continue to make the same old mistakes every time.
Marketing, one of those things that can create confusion especially in our world of fitness. Here is what I think are some of the phrases we hear in fitness that may confuse consumers. We have all seen it from the words "toning" "lean" "weight loss" and the most infamous, "long lean muscles". Also "six pack abs" "bigger", "stronger", "shredded", and just get "jacked". I don't know if you noticed, but marketing words used as my examples definitely target specific genders.
For the past 10 years my focus has been on health and wellness through movement. I beleive that movement is medicine that not only helps us to feel better in our body but also brings joy into our lives in so many ways. I find Pilates and the MELT Method to be two extremely effective tools to make movement the best it can be, no matter what your activity level.
Fresh and raw fruit juice is an important and nutritious part of your daily diet. It contains a whole host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney stones, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
I hope everyone had a safe, fun, relaxing, fulfilling holiday season!
While I firmly believe that short-lived New Years resolutions are not good for us-I like to tell people to form "habits, not resolutions"- I do respect that MANY people take the first step by making a resolution. After all, most journeys are one day, one step at a time. And making the decision to change is definitely the first step!
So I applaud ALL of you who have made health/fitness/wellness related resolutions!! Good for you!!
While I'm not sure that I will be able to give you anything as good as last year's holiday/end of year 'zombie twinkie' blog ( http://blog.ideafit.com/blogs/ariadne-greenberg/the-requisite-holiday-survival-guide-because-of-course-we-will-be-running-from-hordes-of-zombie-twinkies ) I found a couple of handout s(while I was doing some end of year cleaning)
Will you take the Red Pill…or will your take the Blue Pill? Taking the blue pill will allow you to remain living in a world of fabricated illusion…while taking the red pill will allow you to escape the illusion and live in the world of reality. While you may no doubt recognize the red pill/blue pill reference from the movie Matrix, in the world or fitness and weight loss, we have our own version of the red pill and blue pill.