Who said your vitality has to diminish when you’re older?! You CAN stay healthy and active with daily health maintenance.
I have health coached quite a few people. Over time, I’ve heard practically every excuse a person can give who wants the benefits of good health without putting in the work.
I call it the “Make Me Fine Without Me Putting in Time Syndrome.”
Here are a few tips to help squash this syndrome:
- Gym equipment or membership is not needed.
- Obsession with calorie counting, weigh-ins, or food labels need not rear its head.
- You do not have to run your way to fitness or do ultra-high intensity workouts, unless you WANT to.
- A pre-sculpted body is not necessary to begin working out.
- If the buddy system is a crutch, you’ll never get anywhere waiting for your friend to start, too. Get motivated for you.
If this darling woman can exercise, what’s your excuse? Get motivated to be healthy. Good health is a gift from God. Squeeze all the little profit you can get out of bodily exercise and use it for doing His will and to enjoy this beautiful experience we call life.
Model Me Girl
Eating the right mix of carbs and proteins before and after a workout can maximize your benefits. This infographic provides some simple guidelines to help you in your fitness journey.
Infographic Source: Greatist.com
What do you do for physical activity?
For one girl, the activity of choice may be running. Another may be a gym princess. Right now, I’m on a Pilates kick. I want to be fit and faithful for Kingdom work.
You don’t have to do high impact activity to get fit. Walking, biking or swimming are simple ways to improve health. Whatever you choose to do for fitness, plan ahead to make time for it.
Choosing Your Fitness Program
First of all, you should do an honest assessment about what you’re capable of doing. Although I have a background in health, and have done a lot of health coaching, I am not a doctor. So excuse me while I sound like an infomercial: “Please get a doctor’s approval before starting a fitness program.” (Although most do not, it is wise practice.) Continue reading
Do you have a healthy body image? When you look in the mirror, are you happy with the reflection? A healthy body image is one that is positive. Many girls have negative body images—they don’t like what they see.
Causes of a Negative Body Image
Did you know our family members and friends can pressure us to adopt an unhealthy body image? Teasing and weight gain can also negatively affect us. However, most of our pressure comes from the media.
Girls, young and old, are pressured to look like what TV, the Internet, magazines and billboards show us. But none of those “looks” are realistic. In America, we’re taught to look like Barbie®, be as tall and thin as super models and stay young forever. There’s so much wrong with these teachings. Continue reading
What is a body shape?
A body shape consists of the contours and proportions of your body, including the waistline. Bone structure, muscles and fat all play a part.
There are four basic/traditional shapes used to categorize the shape of a woman’s body: apple, banana, hourglass and pear.
The shapes of women’s bodies can vary beyond the four basic shapes. With this in mind, we’ll focus on six possible body shapes, instead of four. Continue reading