The short answer is “certainly not!”
Exercise is for everyone although it should of course be tailored to individual abilities and fitness levels.
The oldest client in my personal training business to date was 67 years old and he was fitter than many people less than half his age. The interesting thing about this man was that he couldn’t understand why his friends and peers were “content to spend their lives sitting in front of the television and waiting to die” (his words), and his friends thought he was mad for going to the gym every day to lift weights, keep his joints moving and keep his weight down. Read More→
Fitness is not all about being thin or having bulging muscles. It is more about the ability of the body to have energy to perform with vitality and alertness, whilst helping to prevent some long term diseases. There are various aspects to physical fitness including muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio respiratory endurance and flexibility, which along with mental fitness can make a huge difference to your quality of life now and in the future. Read More→
Exercise is good for your wellbeing. It can help you to release stress, improve your sleep, give you a reason to take time out of the day for yourself and enhance your state of mind and mood more efficiently than a bar of chocolate or a glass of wine.
It can be difficult to feel motivated to exercise if you are stressed, anxious and when life (work, home, relationships, etc) all seem too difficult. It is not easy to justify taking time out of the day to take a few minutes or more to yourself. Knowing that you are doing something to reduce your stress, increase your ability to handle more “stuff” and look after your longer term health (enabling you to be there for loved ones) can often give you the “permission” you need. Read More→
Tiredness, mental fatigue and feelings of general exhaustion can result from a number of factors, however making lifestyle changes to improve sleep patterns, manage stress and increase exercise are of limited value without the correct nutritional input.
Many people rely on regular doses of stimulants such as coffee and tea to get them through the day, however an energy spike from a cup of coffee or tea soon wears off and can leave you feeling worse than before. Read More→
Everyone is familiar with a lack of energy -whether its due to a stressful job or work commitments, that exhausted day (or night) when no matter how enticing that new opportunity is, it’s hard to find the energy to get up and go. Read More→
In the long term bad posture can lead to bad back pain and nobody really want’s that! More days are lost through back pain than anything else. But the problem is people are sitting down far more than they need to, far more than the human body is designed to sit down and people don’t necessarily have their work stations set up in the correct way. Read More→