You’re probably considering shedding a few extra pounds before the revealing summer clothing season begins. When you take the steps to spring forward into fitness, you’ll not only reap weight loss, you’ll have a more shapely body and get considerable health benefits in the process. Being fit doesn’t just mean exercising. It includes other things, too.
Start with a qualified assessment of your fitness level.
A personal trainer can identify not only your level of fitness, but also areas and muscle groups that require more attention. The trainer needs to know your goals and any special needs, such as physical limitations, to create a program specifically for you. Trainers also can help you with nutritional information if you need help losing/gaining weight or just want to eat healthier.
Set specific goals.
Identifying a goal is important. You can’t take a trip unless you know the starting and ending location. That’s what a goal is. It’s identifying the ultimate end of your trip. Of course, you have to know where you’re beginning. After all, doesn’t every Mapquest request for directions ask you for that? You can then create a map to help you reach your destination and know specifically if you’re heading in the right direction. As a personal trainer, I want to chart all the information on clients so I can see the amount of progress they’re making and whether we need to modify the plan to their goal.
Learn to eat healthier.
We supply great information, not diets. Information on how to make the best choices when it comes to food is always better than a diet. Diets are restrictive and require you to eat specific foods. Eating healthier gives you choices. Diets always end, whether you’ve reached your goal or you simply reached the end of your resolve. Then you go back to old eating habits that put the weight on in the first place. With information and practice of healthier eating habits, you’ll never have to diet again.
Fitness is all about feeling good. If you have back trouble or other physical limitations, often exercising can help. When it can’t, we have wellness specialists to help you.
Not only will getting fitter help you look great, it helps you live longer and healthier. One study showed that for every minute you worked out, it gave seven more minutes of a healthier longer life.
You’ll boost your brain power. Exercise helps create new neural pathways and improves cognitive thinking.
You’ll improve your emotional health too. Not only does exercise help burn off the hormones created by stress, it stimulates the brain to create ones that make you feel good.