Why diet and fitness is good for your body
Deciding to eat healthy foods and increase your body’s fitness level has many advantages. It's a well-known fact that people who follow a healthy, balanced diet and fitness regime are more likely to lead happy, stress-free lives than those who don't exercise and who eat junk food. Following a balanced diet and fitness program allows your body to get all the fuel and nutrients it needs to perform at its peak, thus enabling you to live your best life. To get the correct nutrients your diet needs to contain the following:
- Vitamins and minerals in the form of fruit and vegetables
- Water to flush and drain stored toxins and speed up your metabolism
- Fibre to keep your body regular
- Proteins to help build and strengthen your muscles
- Fats for energy
- Carbohydrates for developing cell walls in your body
Though it is essential to get enough nutrients from all five food groups listed above, it is vital to remember that too much can be harmful to your body. When planning a diet and fitness regime, you need to evaluate your own body mass index (BMI) and fitness level so that a suitable program can be determined for you. Your BMI is calculated by a formula that takes into account your height, current weight and age. It is the ideal weight you should strive for in order to stay fit and healthy. Book an appointment with a fitness Instructor to find out what your BMI is now.
A high fitness level doesn't happen overnight. It takes hours of hard work and dedication in order to reap the rewards of your work-out sessions. And when you reach your ideal fitness level, you'll be able to exercise and perform your chosen work outs without wearing your body to complete exhaustion. This is because your body would have adapted to your exercise regime, and your strength, endurance, speed and flexibility would be significantly improved.
Kick start your diet and fitness program today
It all starts with commitment. Once you've decided to make a positive change to your lifestyle, you need to be dedicated to your new way of life in order to see the change. Follow this step-by-step guide to kick start your metabolism and help you stay fit and healthy.
Step 1: Join a Virgin Active Health Club and ask for a member induction known as an Ignition to determine your BMI and plan a suitable work out and eating plan so that you can obtain your ideal weight and fitness level.
Step 2: Change your grocery list so that it matches the meals specified by a Virgin Lifecare nutritionist and make sure you keep up with regular exercising.
Step 3: When training, stick to your fitness program but start out moderately to give your body time to adapt and then push yourself to reach higher fitness levels each time.
Step 4: After six months of following a healthy diet and fitness regime you would have reached a comfortable fitness level and weight. The last step to becoming a healthier and more fitter you, is to maintain your form and your weight by continuing with your diet and fitness regime. Make sure your diet has room for a healthy treat now and then, but remember not to overindulge!
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