Most of us know the importance of staying healthy. Where we all fall on the health spectrum is of course individual. Optimal health isn’t just an absence of illness by modern definitions.
The World Health Organisations (WHO) definition is: Health is ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’
So to consider whether you would describe yourself as healthy or not, you need to weigh up both physical, social and mental wellbeing.
Exercise nearly always lends itself to being a great medicine to many ailments. Many more health practitioners are prescribing exercise in a medicinal manner ranging from encouraging patients to partake in aerobic exercise, movement based systems like yoga, pilates and similar, to strength based training. Indeed, at FitStrong we attract ladies in their 50s and 60s who wish to reduce the likelihood of osteoporosis.
This leads onto the topic of ‘where to start in fitness’.
Exercise training must always be purposeful. Whatever you do, it needs to be for a reason, with an end-goal or desired outcome in mind, like the ladies above wanting to increase bone density with strength training. Where you start though depends on how you would describe yourself.
The below 3 tabs will redirect you to more specific information regarding where you may consider starting.
- Are you a bit broken, tired with a few aches?
- Are you just out of shape and in need of a kick-start?
- Are you experienced and in need of specific direction for a bigger goal?
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