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A blog to enlighten you about health and fitness

Get Back on Track

January 1st; when was that again? It was  a while ago now.

Are you having trouble staying on track with the fitness goals you set way back then? Chances are, if you’re like most people, those resolutions have been forgotten.

If you’re having a hard time staying on track with the health and fitness dreams that you have for yourself, then it is a very good time to hire a personal trainer.

Getting fit and staying fit on your own can be tough! Getting to the gym regularly, eating healthfully, and staying committed can all be very hard to do. That’s why having a personal trainer to keep you accountable is such a great idea!

With a qualified personal trainer in your corner, you will be constantly encouraged, motivated to push yourself harder, and encouraged to keep pursuing your goals. Not only that, you might even learn a thing or two!

Call or email: nicole@perfectfit.ws

604-318 6534 to chat about your personal health and fitness wishes and dreams. Let’s make those dreams a reality!

Have  a great Friday.

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Are you Just Fat, or is it Your Thyroid?

I’ve been reading an interesting book the last couple of days about thyroids, and how they work; and in a lot of cases, how they don’t work.

It’s quite interesting to read about the millions of people in North America that suffer from hypothyroidism in a variety of ways.  I had no idea it was such a problem on our continent.  Hypo meaning that their thyroids are not producing enough thyroid hormones.

So what is your thyroid supposed to do anyway? Here is an excerpt taken from MedicineNet.com:

Thyroid gland: A gland that makes and stores hormones that help regulate the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and the rate at which food is converted into energy. Thyroid hormones are essential for the function of every cell in the body. They help regulate growth and the rate of chemical reactions (metabolism) in the body. Thyroid hormones also help children grow and develop.

 

Of most interest to most of  us, of course, is the part about regulating the rate at which food is converted to energy, or in other words, your metabolic rate.

When thyroids are not working the way they are supposed to, you can become very obese in a short amount of time. There are a number of problems that can occur with thyroids, and in women over the age of 50, this is increasingly prevalent, according to Mayoclinic.com. Very interesting that increased weight gain can occur with hypothyroidism in women who may be going through menopause, while menopause is also supposed to result in increased weight gain due to hormonal fluctuations.

Getting your thyroid checked as a routine precaution may be wise if you are a woman going through menopause, as there may be more at play in your body than only menopause.

 

Have a great Sunday night!

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Summer is just months away…

Don’t wait until the last minute to start getting in shape, summer will be here before you know it, and those shorts aren’t going to get any bigger.

Giving yourself enough time to shape up is a lot less stressful and healthful than trying to diet two weeks before you get into your bathing suit, or going crazy on the elliptical for hours at a time.

Now is the time to start getting ready for your summer body; give yourself three solid months to get your winter body back into shape, or into the shape you’d like to be.

By following a good schedule of regular cardio and weight training sessions, and changing up your dietary habits, in three months you will have a much different body and will be ready for tank tops and shorts.

Call today for your complimentary consultation and first session to get you started on your path to the best summer body yet!

604-318 6534

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How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer – Fit Fact from the American Council On Exercise

Have your New Year’s Resolutions to get fit failed you?

Why not hire a personal trainer to help get you motivated and on track?

Here is an article on finding the right trainer from you:

 

How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer – Fit Fact from the American Council On Exercise.

 

Call now for your free consultation and let’s figure out how to get you started on your path to health and fitness!

604-318-6534 

 

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Post Natal Ladies, Get Your Abs Back!

 

After you have a baby, you may be shocked to see what your belly looks like; almost like a bowl of jelly in some cases!

Post natal exercise is essential in helping you get your body back, but you need to be careful of the things you do, and when you do them.

Women who suffer from a condition called rectus diastasis need to consult their doctor or health care professional before embarking on abdominal exercises. When the rectus abdominus (six pack muscle) becomes separated at the fascia, it leaves your belly looking a little strange. You may have a shelf, and you can probably see some bulging or other movement in your abs when you try to do a crunch.

Following childbirth, women who have a diastasis can actually stop the healing process by doing crunches, so it’s important to know what kinds of ab exercises are safe and effective for you at this time.

Not sure if you have a diastasis or not? Check out an article on this physio website: http://synergyphysio.ca/resources_diastasis

Take home message: it’s possible to get some closure back in your gap, but you must be careful what you do, that you don’t do it too soon, and that you learn how to re-engage your core correctly.

Seeing  a physio that specializes in this condition soon after the birth can be very helpful.

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