Thursday, 28 August 2008

Where is the effort, people?

I'm not telling you something you don't know already.

You get what you give.

Especially when it comes to the effort you put into your exercise.

It is counter-intuitive. The more energy you put into your activity
the more energy you will have for everyday life.

I see it everyday with my clients. Some buy in, some do not.

The difference in the results is staggering.

I must make a note of this though: I am not talking about
superhuman effort.

I mean the effort of doing something everyday. Taking the time to
plan food a few days in advance.

It takes effort to change what we do everyday. Since we are
creatures of habit.

So, do you have it in you to make the changes and keep them up?

I do this because I love it, and I hope it shows. Not everyone gets
it or agrees. They don't even have to. And that is Ok. As long as
people recognize I am trying to help.

Now get out there and take the first steps towards the change you
have always wanted to make for yourself. Put in the effort and reap
the rewards.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Obesity Recognition Doesn't Happen?

Parents don't recognize obesity in their own children.

Believe it.

Here is an article referencing research into this area.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6451015.stm

So it has to be asked how active are our children? Are we over
protective?

It's a difficult place to be but it is necessary to look at what is
really happening.

Take a look at how much time our kids spend being active every day.

That doesn't mean playing sport. It doesn't mean winning
competitions.

Just being active.

We joke about being kicked out of the house until the street lights
came on. It shouldn't be. It might have been the best thing that
could have happened to us.

All that climbing, pushing, pulling, crawling and jumping we did as
children is extremely important. It was during some of our critical
development periods. That means we take those skills through life
and can use them in all of our activities.

That makes everything that much more fun.

That means we are more likely to do something active and stay
healthy.

So I ask again: How active are our children?