Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Healthy Lifestyles

Being fit and healthy is a lifestyle choice. It means eating good food, being active, drinking lots of water, having fun with friends and family every day and getting a good night's sleep every night.

There's lots of ways to improve your fitness level and your general well-being.

The first thing to do is to figure out if you have a good balance:

One day is 24 hours; 8 hours for sleeping; 8 hours for working and; 8 hours for playing and relaxing. Is that how you spend every day?

The second thing to do is to get that balance. This is where you work out your priorities, do some goal setting and find some time management skills.

Another thing to do is to write down, or at least think about, everything you eat for one week. At the end of the week review your food choices. Did you drink lots of water, eat plenty of cereals like brown rice, eat lots of vegetables, some fruit, a little bit of dairy or nuts, fish and a little bit of meat, a little vegetable oil and no soft drinks, cakes, biscuits, lollies (or maybe just one in the week)?

A balance in how you spend your day and eating a variety of nutritious food are foundations of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Keeping Fit in the Year of the Rabbit

Today was the last day of Morning Fitness - it ran for 6 weeks and we had almost 20 individuals come to at least one session :)

Now I'm starting Do-Athlons (bike-swim-bike) and Try-Athlons (bike-swim-bike-run) when I can find the time and when it's high tide. I invite anyone who wants to have a go to come and join me - go at your own pace, push yourself if you want.

Check the chalkboard for dates and times - we'll meet at House 24. Bring water and a high energy snack.