Total Fitness - Body and Mind
The main principal of Total Fitness is exactly what it say's on the tin, "Total Fitness".
The aim is to adopt a healthy lifestyle which consists of a balanced eating plan that really can be followed for life, combined with a structured exercise schedule or routine.
I for one, do not believe in any of the so called "designer diets" or the latest diet fads because whilst they may give short term results, as soon as you stop following them to the letter, the weight just piles back on.
We're not just trying to lose weight, we are looking to maintain our weight loss once we have achieved it, which is vitally important. After all, what's the point of putting in all that hard work to remove the excess weight, only to undo it all again in a few months time?
But it's not just about eating well, you need do aim to exercise for around 30 - 45 mins, getting mildly breathless, two to three times per week. This gets your heart pumping, (it's a muscle after all and the more you work it the stronger it gets), and makes your lungs work harder, which over time will increase their capacity and improve your aerobic fitness level. (e.g. you'll be less breathless after walking up a flight of stairs etc)
There are lots of simple things you can do to help you build up your fitness levels in everyday life, like taking the stairs instead of using the lift, walking the children to school instead of driving, (If you have to drive, you can park a little way from the school and walk the rest) and loads of other simple changes that you can make which, combined with regular structured exercise, will help your fitness level to rise.
Learning to eat healthily and exercise regularly can seem a little daunting, particularly if you're not used to it but that's what I'm here for, to help you to suceed in every way that I can.