Samantha Montpetit-Huynh helps women regain control of their bodies as our Resident Fitness Expert. Read more…
We all know about the physical benefits of exercise, but how about the psychological benefits?
But what if you don’t know what works for you? There are several ways to find out.
Research shows that just starting to move i.e. walking for 10 minutes a day can begin to help improve your mood almost immediately. That feeling can begin to domino making you want more.
Finances also play a role. Although many would like to be able to afford a personal trainer, not everyone can. Fitness classes apply a group rate that is significantly lower than a private one on one. Using the gym and pool at your local community center also offer great deals. And if you are motivated enough, investing in a small variety of DVD’s to do at home can keep you healthy while keeping the wallet happy.
But you can’t forget food!!! If you are filling up with foods that don’t offer health benefits, how are you supposed to feel good and motivated to even try? Just like exercise, food provides energy as well so the next time you eat, ask yourself what kind of energy you want. Do you want quick bouts with heavy crashes or long term to keep you going?
Traditional exercise is not for everyone and unfortunately Canada sits at a 60% over weight and obesity rate. Digging deep, creating a support team and finding where your strengths (and weaknesses) lie are you first steps to finding out what works.