Do you remember, as a child, walking along the edge of a sidewalk, or having a single-leg balance competition with a friend? These are both examples of balance training, and it’s never too early or too late to work on it.
Often overlooked, balance is a vital part of one’s fitness training. Balance is involved in almost everything you do, whether it be body exercises, weight training, household chores, sports, etc. Rather than waiting until you notice your balance deteriorating, work on it today! Practice in different pairs of shoes, without shoes, or even try with your eyes closed!
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If you are new to training, we urge you to take things slowly and seek out the guidance of a fitness professional. For many people, there is no worse feeling than putting all of their effort towards something, a fitness goal for instance, and ultimately failing because it was simply too much too soon.
Starting a fitness program is an exciting journey but it can prove challenging with so many people wanting to jump in right away without fully understanding their current fitness level, strengths and limitations. Without properly identifying what you need from your fitness program or how much your body can physically handle, you greatly increase your chance of injury. While this may not concern you, consider how an injury can further delay your progress in achieving your goals – not to mention other costs (financial, physical and emotional) associated with recovery.
Are you interested in speaking with one of our Personal Trainers about how Personal Training can help you achieve your health and fitness goals? Contact us to learn more about complimentary consultations!
The March issue of our monthly e-newsletter – The Fitness Files – came out last week! This issue covers the following:
- nutrition awareness month
- fitness tip: the importance of functional training
- nutrition tip: how much water should I drink
- club news: studio closure, cardio package, one stop shop and refer & receive
- staff spotlight: Boris Tang (Front Desk Supervisor)
- Q&A: are you getting the results you want?
Check it out here.
Studies continue to show that getting regular exercise has the following benefits:
- Improves memory because your brain gets more energy and oxygen.
- Reduces stress (thank to endorphins!) and helps force you to focus on the present – your workout, run or activity.
- Improves your sex life (yepp!). Studies have shown that regular exercise can not only increase sexual arousal but also help improve the body’s circulation of blood and oxygen (*wink*).
- Gives you more energy. A good workout helps stimulate your mind and gives you a boost of energy.
- Improves confidence, self-esteem and overall happiness because nothing feels better than achieving your health and fitness goals!
You might also be interested in learning more about the amazing benefits of running!
When it comes to health and fitness goals – particularly with regard to weight loss – the question of whether nutrition or exercise is more important often comes up. Many people will argue for one or the other; however, in the end it really depends on your end goal. Is your goal simply to lose a certain number of pounds or is it to maintain a healthy weight and feel good about your body?
If you have a weight loss goal then it is important to note that achieving that goal will strongly depend on your ability to maintain a good nutritional routine that includes a caloric deficit (burning more calories than you eat). However, establishing a strong workout routine will not only improve your metabolism, it will help you develop muscles and shape your body which will ultimately help you look and feel better. In our experience, clients with a healthy nutritional routine and a strong commitment to fitness report a high level of satisfaction with their health, level of fitness and zest for life! To start your fitness journey, contact us at 604-224-BODY .
Proper nutrition is an essential part of healthy living, which is why Body & Soul works with Eating for Energy™, Vancouver’s professional nutrition services. Contact Eating for Energy for top-notch nutritional advice and counselling!