The October issue of our monthly e-newsletter – The Fitness File – came out this week! This issue covers the following:
- exercise and mental health
- fitness tip: build strength while losing weight
- nutrition tip: thanksgiving prep
- club news: new staff, studio closure, testimonials and refer & receive
- staff spotlight: Ryan Lau (Personal Trainer)
- Q&A: how can physiotherapy help improve my posture?
Check it out here.
Body & Soul will be closed Monday October 8th for Thanksgiving. We hope that you have a lovely weekend!
Thank you to all of our amazing staff and clients! Without you all, we would most certainly not be where we are today!
Injuries are an unavoidable part of life and can be a common occurrence when it comes to exercising. There are, however, several ways you can prevent exercise-related injuries.
Focus and listen to your body. Focus on your body’s movements, particularly when it comes to your form. Distractions can and often will lead to uncontrolled and unplanned movements, which often lead to injury. Do not ignore your body’s warning signs. For instance, while some degree of discomfort during and following your training session is normal, pain is typically a sign that you have injured yourself.
Set yourself up for success. Ensure your surroundings provide a safe place for exercise by avoiding slippery surfaces, ensuring equipment is properly stored when not in use and be sure to always wear proper footwear, shoes designed to provide special support and flexibility for physical activity. There are many local stores that can help you find the perfect fit. We recommend you check out LadySport or Foot Solutions.
Know your limits. Pushing your body beyond its comfort zone is necessary to improve your health and fitness; however, it is important to be aware of your body’s limitations as pushing yourself beyond what your body can safely do is a sure-fire way to hurt yourself.
Plan recovery days. Your body needs time to recover and adapt to your exercise program.
Injuries are common when starting a fitness program; however, research has shown that working with a personal trainer not only generates results more quickly and efficiently but also with fewer injuries than training alone! Learn more about our amazing personal trainers!
Not surprisingly your nutritional requirements change as you age, particularly if you aren’t as active anymore. Whether you hope to lose or maintain your weight as you age, your caloric intake should take into consideration your level of physical activity.
It is important to eat foods that are calorie-wise and high in nutrition (avoiding or limiting high-calorie foods with little to no nutritional value). If you are eating more calories than you are burning, you will likely find yourself gaining weight. According to Dieticians of Canada, you should plan for three meals and one to three small snacks each day.
For more information, check out Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.
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