Guest Post by New Image Personal Conditioning
I know training may not come as a natural love for everybody, however I know most of you would agree that the benefits of exercise flow on to other areas of your life, beyond the walls of New Image. Exercise can affect your life in such a positive way and the psychological benefits cannot be underestimated. Over the years I’ve seen many amazing clients go from lethargic, unmotivated and depressed to people who are motivated, full of life and with an attitude that could conquer any life hurdle. It is inspiring and the main reason I am in this industry.
Dr. Joanna McMillan (resident Dietician and Nutrition consultant for the Today show), states the benefits of exercise perfectly –
“Exercise changes the way your body works – for the better. It increases blood flow and delivery of nutrients around the body. It increases the effectiveness with which your body distributes oxygen and how well the heart can pump blood. It improves the functioning of your brain. It improves your mood (intense exercise is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make to reduce depression). It stimulates muscle growth and strength and muscles in turn get better at taking up glucose from the blood. Insulin sensitivity improves, reducing the risk of diabetes. You get better at burning fat for fuel. In short exercise makes your body work better. And the research clearly shows that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you’d better make regular exercise a part of your life.”
Exercise and healthy eating are not at short term, ten week event. In order to change our daily habits and create new, more productive and healthy habits, eating healthy and regular exercise needs to become a staple for our lives. Initially the changes can be challenging, but many clients will attest to the life changing freedom that comes from feeling happy in your own skin, confident in your body’s ability to cope with daily activities and the little hint of pride that comes with knowing you have worked hard for every bit of your success. So keep at it! Don’t give up when it’s hard! Remember you are more than capable to achieve your results, you just need to be consistent!
New Image is a results driven private fitness studio located in Norwest Business Park. Call or email to enquire about individualised exercise programs and professional advice in a fun, encouraging environment, where the only muscle and sweat will be yours.