Setting a healthy example for life!

2014April22_ExerciseGeneral_AIf you want to transform your life then what will see you succeed is if you strive for this for yourself and not just for others. However, a great motivation to get fit is to consider not just how it can impact your own life but also how it could inspire others around you too. What this amounts to are great reasons to set a healthy example for life!

If you are considering making big changes fitness-wise in your life then hopefully you are going to achieve that for all the right reasons, because you want to. Another factor to consider is the impact that the way you live your life can have on those around you too. This can really keep you on target with integrating health and fitness fully into your life, as well as creating a ripple effect.

Children follow the lead

While kids often rebel against their parents at a certain age, the fact remains that parents who lead a sedentary lifestyle with an unhealthy diet of processed foods are setting a bad example. That’s not to say that childhood weight problems can be dumped at the door of hardworking elders but the reality is that parents do lead by example and children are apt to follow. If keeping fit and healthy and being aware of what you eat is the norm in a household then this tradition is going to carry on.

In fitness and in health

It’s great to be so comfortable with a partner that you don’t have to stand on ceremony or feel like you have to look your best all of the time. Keeping active with a partner may have a positive effect on the staying power of your relationship too. If your partner has lost their way on the road to fitness, whether through the demands of work and life or some personal problem, you can clear the way back by driving forward with fitness in your sights.

Family fitness ties

Often when families get together it is about food and while sharing a meal as a family is wonderful, there are so many other experiences that you could be engaging in. Think about activities that could keep you active as a family, including extended members too, to create interesting memories and fun experiences that impact each and every one of you.

Community spirit

Activities don’t always have to be confined to a formal fitness center either. Creating a walking group that helps tidy up the sidewalks in your neighborhood or clear debris from a public area not only keeps you moving but helps bring people together too. Look at what’s going on in your area and if nothing appeals then why not lead by example and create your own community action?

All in a good cause

Putting action to good use can really benefit those in need. With the advent of the Internet it is relatively straightforward to set up a donation page for a sponsored activity. If you’re training with us because you want to be fit enough to run a marathon in the future or compete in a triathlon then why not focus on charitable causes and raise money from the big event too?

A network of support

As you get involved with fitness you will find that there is great value from a supportive network that keeps you going every step of the way. As you progress you too can be part of this motivating community, helping others on their own personal fitness journeys.

Leading a healthier lifestyle involves health and fitness being part of your everyday life and not just reserved for workout sessions. To achieve this you need to fully consider the way you live your life and the decisions you make. For example, when you eat out thinking about the healthier options; when you have somewhere to go thinking about parking up so you can walk part of the way; and when you have free time thinking about activities that will engage in a healthy way too.

We can lead you towards finding the fit you, so follow our example and come and workout with us today!

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