It’s the miracle cure we’ve all been waiting for!!
Have we got your attention?!
Here’s a few clues…
‘It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of premature death by up to 30%.’
It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to prescribe it…’
Have you guessed it yet?!
We all know what we ‘should do’ when it comes to exercise and mindfulness, in recent times it’s now very prevalent in news articles and throughout Social Media.
But WHY should we exercise, and what is it really doing to benefit you?!
We hope to really open your minds and your eyes as to what could happen should you chose to make just 20 minutes per day to invest in your future….
First things first, directly from the NHS website:
Click on the applicable link below to find out the recommended amount for you and your age group:
- early childhood (under five years old)
- young people (five to 18 years old)
- adults (19 to 64 years old)
- older adults (65 and over)
Something that is massive part of our ethos at Absolutely Fit, and we encourage and stress to all clients within the first 10 minutes of a consultation is that exercise and nutrition are the two combined ‘miracle cures’ that we’ve always had access and freedom to, but for the most of us, we’ve neglected to take our recommended doses for too long!
As a consequence, a huge % of our nation’s health is now suffering, proof of this being the devastating death rate in the UK of lifestyle related illnesses per year.
This is no scaremongering or made-up information. It is a proven fact. There’s overwhelming strong scientific evidence to show whatever age group you are in, being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. We have been fortunate to witness this firsthand with all our 1:1 and video coaching success stories and is mentioned a lot in our testimonials!
People who do regular activity (not just gym based!) have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.
We have again, been blessed to have been able to help many clients do just that, reverse type 2 diabetes, and slow down the effects of cancers, heart disease and liver disease, and other metabolic diseases, all with our applied science of how to eat and exercise correctly for the specific diagnosis.
Scientific research also shows that regular (low impact) physical activity can also increase self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
A manta that we advocate and encourage to all of our clients and followers at Absolutely Fit is:
“If you do not make time for your wellness now, you will be forced to make time for your illness in the future.”
Just some of the health benefits from exercise:
Given the above overwhelming facts and evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active.
Absolutely Fit truly believe and advocate that with a positive mental and physical attitude and exercise routine you can increase the longevity and happiness of your life into a very old age.
It’s been medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
Every little helps!
In the nicest possible way, over the past 12 years of coaching people from all walks of life, we have heard almost excuse there is! One of the most popular ones is “I’m too busy to exercise,” and another “I’m too unfit”. We encourage and advocate to all our clients and followers as do the NHS is that to stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity over a week through a variety of activities. (That you enjoy!)
(Yes, that’s just over 20 minutes per day, a third of the time you spend scrolling on Socials!)
What can you do to build this routine?
For most people, the easiest way to get moving is to make an activity part of everyday life, like walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around.
With a very very high percentage of people working from home at the moment, an even easier habit is to walk either before your working day, on your lunch break or after work (especially as it’s getting lighter now.) See, another excuse squashed already!
We are big believers that exercise should be ‘fit for its function’ so if you are aiming to put a tick in the box when it comes to movement and activity and get a good endorphin release don’t feel the need to drag yourself out for a run for example.
For any type of activity to benefit your health, you need to be moving quick enough to raise your heart rate, breathe faster and feel warmer. This level of effort is what we steady state.
Don’t make it a chore
One way to tell if you’re working at steady state is if you slightly out of breath, you are wet to the touch but you can comfortably hold a conversation with someone without stopping to catch the breath!
It is so so important not to treat the exercise as a chore or look at it negatively, chose to do something that you enjoy and trust in the benefits it will have on both your mental and physical health, it’s priceless… you’d be wishing you started doing it sooner!
We are blessed to be able to continue to coach people with the current climate with our successful online tranformtion packages, pleases give our page a scroll if you wish to improve your heath and lifestyle habits.
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Thank you for reading,
Team Absolutely Fit