This week (Feb 13 – 19) is Healthy Weight Week and encourages everyone across Australia to live a healthier lifestyle.
We all know it, two of the best ways to do this is by eating better and being more active.
Both of these go hand in hand. Unfortunately, you can’t expect to feel great if you’re eating fairly healthy, but sit on the sofa every day. Same goes the other way. It’s great if you’re going to those exercise classes every week, but you won’t see the benefits if you’re eating the wrong food.
Healthy eating doesn’t necessarily mean munching on salad leaves or dieting. In fact, this week is all about getting you off those diets, and in to more permanent healthy eating.
Dieticians are encouraging small and simple changes such as cooking more home meals, with the right foods and in the right portions.
Eating healthy is important, but we’re highlighting the importance of getting active as well. And not just for the week!
If you’re taking on the challenge of Healthy Weight Week, why not pair it up with some of our Pilates classes?
For people who are not used to exercise, the classes are a really good way to maintain motivation. Starting off by going to the gym, or out for a solo run, people will often find they get disinterested very quickly.
With a group class, you have the benefit of being surrounded by other people and an instructor to keep you going!
You can also go at your own pace, by coming to a class even just once a week and then building yourself up to further sessions.
For those really keen to shift some weight, you need to get your heart rate going. Most of us think of running, but for some, it's not that appealing. So good news! Swimming and cycling are actually more effective, burning more calories per hour.
Tips to staying active:
For more on Healthy Weight Week, click here.
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