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As I sit here thinking about what to write about…I feel a little stumped. I could just skip writing anything until something comes to me? Then I start thinking why do I have this need to talk to the people about their health and well being? As a fitness professional it is my responsibility to teach fitness and health. It’s my responsibility to help motivate people to get started, and to keep going. It’s my responsibility to give people hope…
An individual does not have to stay overweight. An individual does not have to stay in pain. An individual does not have to keep repeating the poor lifestyle choices they keep making. Individuals have to change if they want to change!
This is what’s missing in so many genre’s…individuals taking “responsibility” for their own health and well being. I say this with a very sincere heart. Anyone can change and be responsible. Anyone can get educated on health and fitness on the Internet. Anyone should be able to look in the mirror and say, I better get busy doing some things different. If an individual can just get started there is always hope!
Taking responsibility for your body, the way you move it (or lack of moving), the way you feed it, the way you hydrate it, the way you rest it, the way you clean it or anything else is all on you! You are in charge of that body and your health. As for me the trainer or any other trainer, we are here to guide you, help you be accountable, be part of your team working together.
As I close, I do not feel so stumped. I will get out there and get my workout in, eat well, put in a good day at the office, and help whomever crosses my path…this is my responsibility.
Have you come up with your plan of attack for the New Year about your healthy? If so, that is awesome. If not, let me offer up a few suggestions.
1. Choose one or two things to implement into your daily routine and commit to it. For those of you who are overweight and make poor choices on food choice and exercise. Keep things simple…just start with changing one or two things so that it’s doable. For example: I will prepare leftovers for the next day’s lunch instead of going out for lunch.
2. Commit to getting up a little earlier and take a walk…even if it’s only 10 or 15 minutes. It will refresh you and start you day off with an energy boost. You can later add a longer/faster walk or even jog. You could take a 10 minute walk, come inside and do 10 squats, 10 push-ups and 10 planks. Make exercise simple!
3. Get an assessment. The new trend in fitness is WELLNESS! Get a posture assessment. A lot of pain issues are derived from poor posture. It’s a fact! Get you posture corrected…it will line the joints up better, help the muscles work better, give you more mobility and help get you out of pain. If you are not in pain…you want to do more.
4. Learn Foundation Training! This goes along with posture. Foundation Training should be in a staple in everyone’s exercise program and daily life. FT will help with posture issues, increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, and decrease back pain. I practice it daily and it works!
The only thing in life we can control are our choices. To be health you have to make choices. I wish everyone would make the choice to be healthier, but they don’t. I will continue to help motivate those individuals and anyone else to choose a healthier way to live.
Have a great day!
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