If you were to apply this concept to your health and fitness, it means that you should avoid concentrating all of your efforts on one component of health and fitness, i.e. dieting without any exercise (and vice versa) or cardio training but no resistance training (and vice versa). While focusing on one component in the hopes of achieving a certain goal – i.e. diet instead of exercise with the hope of losing weight – may be easier and may actually appear to work for a time, it is not the answer to long-term health and fitness.
If you were to concentrate only on your diet (what you eat, how much, etc.) without doing any physical activity, sure, you might lose some weight but you won’t see an increase in muscle definition (toning), which is often associated with a positive perspective of one’s body. Additionally, your body won’t gain the benefits of physical activity that it needs as you age (i.e. improved bone density). Conversely, if you focus only on exercise, then you delay or hinder your ability to lose weight as weight loss requires a caloric deficit (burning more calories than you eat).
When it comes to your goals, we highly urge you to speak with your Personal Trainer. Not only can they help you establish SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) goals but they can help you achieve them through personalized exercise programs and guidance.
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