What you resist persists! If you want to test that theory, set your favorite dessert before you and try to resist it. his is often why resolutions and diets fail. After years of trying to change unhealthy habits of others and myself, I've learned to adopt a more realistic and sensible approach towards achieving healthier lifestyles. Over the next 5 weeks we will look at a sensible ways to reach your all your health goals by addressing 5 factors that will lead you on the path to being the best you can be. This will be referred to as your S.H.A.P.E. So read on and get in S.H.A.P.E!!!
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This is the first of a 5-part series called “WHAT’S YOUR S.H.A.P.E.” This week’s article is brought to you by the letter “S”, as in sensible eating!
If you ask me: “What should I eat?” I’ll answer: “What do you like to eat?” Contrary to the theory behind many diets, food is much more than just fuel for our bodies! Most of us have a very emotional connection to food – we eat for enjoyment, to celebrate, to socialize or sometimes as a cure-all for stress, boredom or tiredness … notice that I didn’t even mention hunger! We can sometimes add even more stress to ourselves by either depriving or overindulging – so the Active Image approach to sensible eating is one of common sense.
By following these simple guidelines, you can learn how to take control of your eating and not let your eating control you. Commit yourself to sensible eating as part of a permanent wellness lifestyle – add years to your life and, more importantly, life to your years!
Fill up on Fibre
Looking for some creative ways to add fibre to your daily meal plan?
1. Lie back onto floor or bench with knees bent and hands behind head. Keep elbows back and out of sight. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
2. Start position: Hands behind head and knees bent at 90 degrees.
3. Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominals and raise shoulders off floor or bench. During the crunch, also bring knees towards chest.
4. Return to start position.
5. Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause injury.
Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.