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Fitness Vs Health

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Hi All,

Here is an interesting one for you… if your physically active and are hitting the gym on a regular basis, does that mean your healthy?

Well most people presume so, but in reality there is not a necessarily a correlation.  If we think about it if you go to the gym or do any form of exercise you are bound to be fitter than someone who does not, and this will have some transition to health.  But is we consider if our gym goer is also a heavy smoker, drinker and eats a poor diet, are they going to be considered healthy?

We need to remember that just because we exercise we may not be considered healthy, so look ito your lifestyel and diet and see if that reflects all the hard work your putting in exercising.

TOM

JFK on Fitness

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Hi All,

Just found this great video by Wellness Force, JFK in the 1960’s talking about the importance of health and physical fitness!

TOM

How often should I work on my Cardiovascular Fitness?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Hi All,

I often get asked about what is the minimum amount of exercise that a person needs to do, well I am going to use the FITT principles we covered last week and look at what you need to do in terms of improving your cardiovascular health (note I say health, not weight loss, this needs a different type of exercise).

So what is the minimum amount of exercise you need to do to keep fit and healthy?

Frequency – 3 to 5 times per week (3 times for those exercising at a higher intensity)

Intensity – moderate intensity, this is where you will start to breathe a little deeper and start to notice your heart beating.  You should NOT however be in any kind of pain, gasping for air or sweating profusely.

Time – We should look at doing a minimum duration of 30 minutes throughout the day, this can be made up in blocks of time (minimum of 10 minutes).

Type – anything that is rhythmical and uses the larger muscle groups, e.g. walking, cycling

If you missed out on what the FITT Principle is look at our earlier post on it.

So what will I get out of this?

You will get increased protection from a number of diseases, these include:-

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Type II Diabetes (or Adult onset)
  • Cancers

It is so easy to get in this base level of fitness, so why don’t you start looking at ways you can get this into your daily life?  It is like money in the bank, always a good thing!

Remember don’t get caught in the trap of thinking that if you don’t get in this minimum amount of exercise their is no point in doing any, in an ideal world you would be doing a minimum of the above.  But it is ALWAYS better to do something rather than nothing.

TOM

Do you want 14 more years of life?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Hi All,

I was recently reading a piece of research from a leading cancer research charity, Cancer Research UK.

It suggested that you can massively reduce your cancer risk and add 14 happy healthy years to your life by doing four simple things. So I am sure that you are interested in what they are:-

1. Don’t Smoke – No surprises there then?

2. Drink Sensibly – current reccommendations are that you avoid binge drinking and stick to 2-3 units a day for a female and 3-4 units a day for a male.

3. Eat 5-a-day – this is really a minimum, here in the UK we use the 5 a day as a target when we should be looking to have a intake of closer to 9 portions per day! So eat as much as you can.

4. Engage in regular physical activity – as little as 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity 5 tmes per week can have a massive health effect not only in reducing cancer risk but also heart disease risk and type 2 diabetes risk.

All you need to do is avoid toxins, eat well and move! All the things that your body is designed to do.

Until next time,

Tom

What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Hi All,

As some of you may be aware, especially some of my personal traoning clients, I have become very interetsed in the work of Reed Davies (sparked by Sean, ofcourse).  Reed has developed a system called Functional DIagnostic Nutrition, a course that i am litterally gagging to do!

I thought I would outline some of the key points of how Functional Diagnostic Nutriton works, what it can do for you and the many health benefits it can offer.

FDN does not however deal with, treating illnesses, treating symptoms and diagnosing diseases.

FDN is all about establishing health from the foundation, normalising bodily systems and strengthening the four pillars of health. This is all done by a practitioner who is experianced in looking at the hormonal, immune, digestive and detoxification systems of the body.  The unique factor about the functional diagnostic nutrition approach is that it uses a great deal of detective work to get to the root causes of a condition.  This is done through the taking of an extensive client history and also the use of laboratory testing.  This is a key element to allow the FDN practitioner to find the underlying causes of a variety of diseases.

FDN can help with a number of conditions but some of the key ones are detailsed below:-

  • Weight And Fat Distribution
  • Mucosal Surface Integrity (1st Line Immune Defence)
  • Insulin Levels
  • Thyroid Function
  • Ovarian Hormone Levels
  • Memory and Learning
  • Neuronal Connectivity
  • Quality Of Sleep
  • Mood
  • Muscle Integrity
  • Protein Turnover
  • Bone Turnover
  • Connective Tissue Turnover
  • Cell Energetics
  • Glucose Homeostasis
  • Inflammatory Status
  • Immune Regulation
  • Heavy Metal Endo Chelation
  • Mixed Function Oxidase Modulation

Part of the FDN system is to look at the bodies stress hormones and how the body reponds andreacts to those, these hormones play a crutial role in some of the conditions listed above.  Overuse can also lead to Adrenal Fatigue SYndrome.  Look out for a blog post on this over the comming weeks!

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is an amazing system and can help a wide variety of people, to find out more have a look at the site or our interview with founder Reed Davies.

Foresight Persona Training Will be offering a range of FDN services across Manchester, Sockport and Cheshire in the next 12 months so if you would like to go on our already established waiting list please fill in the form below.

TOM

Like Steak?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Hi All,

Just watched this video by Sean Croxton, like steak? I love it! It will make your mouth water just watching!

Like cooking need healthy ideas? Have a look at Underground Wellness TV!

TOM