Many of us want to increase our fitness levels. You may have the motivation but do not know how to keep pushing your body to get results or you may need new inspiration to shock the body and get those results you having been working for, not realising your body has plateaued out.
Those of you who have worked with a personal trainer will have experienced how your body can be pushed in many different ways. Why are personal trainers so important in your fitness regime?
Time With Your Newborn Baby Is So Precious. How Do I Find The Time To Exercise And Why Is Post-Natal Exercise So Important?
For many new mums, exercise takes a back seat for other more urgent concerns such as sleep and bonding with your newborn. However by taking a quick and efficient 10 minutes out of your day, you’ll find a renewed energy for yourself and your baby.
After training many new mums, I have seen the many different barriers to exercise during this magical but extremely tiring time. Every new mum’s barriers are different, some of you are attached to the baby by breastfeeding and other mums are struggling to settle their newborn into a sleeping pattern. There are mums who have the support network and others who are isolated with little help.
Due to the barriers, exercise is not a pressing concern, however your body has gone through such major changes that it
is so important to work on certain key areas of your body such as your core strength to make you more functional, not to mention the endorphins released to make you feel a happier and healthier mum.
Do you find that you are putting the hours into your training but can’t understand why you are not seeing any results?
We all like to stick to what we know, that same spin or body pump class every week or your weekend run. We tend to favour the same exercise routines as they are comfortable and perhaps a little too easy. No one likes change but this is exactly what the body needs for results.
Your muscles become aware of your daily exercise routine and works out shortcuts, using fewer calories. They get lazy as they are no longer being challenged.
This is a natural characteristic of our training cycles so that’s why we need to keep the body guessing through our exercise in different ways.
Did you know that every hour you sit reduces your life expectancy by 22 minutes??!! That's double the effect of smoking a cigarette! We all know that exercise and eating healthy is the key to getting us the bodies and health we want, but along with a solid exercise and diet program there is one other thing you can do to help things along. MOVE!
Here are some ways you can move more in your life, without it feeling like a training session! You're still burning calories and improving you health, but you may also be improving your relationships, home, mood and energy levels at the same time. Who said multi-tasking was difficult?!!