MAKE IT FAMILY BUSINESS

The kids love playing at the playground, why do adults generally sit on the side and watch?

In the last news letter we explored some options for getting in on the act while getting some exercise. Why not getting the whole family involved and head to your nearest park (or even just the backyard) and kick a soccer ball around, throw a footy, play chase or throw a freesbee. The options are endless and it is great fun and quality time for everyone.

“Exercise” doesn’t have to be us dragging ourselves to the gym or boot camp etc. You are more likely to stick with it if you enjoy it so why not enjoying it together with your family. That way you don’t have to plan on how to make time to get to the gym, don’t have to worry about paying gym memberships, all you need to do is have great fun with the kids!

Food for thought: Did you watch the story on channel 7 Sunday night about sugar. If you didn’t or if you would like to hear / read it again, here is the link.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/13058226/fitzys-sugar-coating/

The average person consumes 150 pounds of sugar per year–compared to just 7 ½ pounds consumed on average in the year 1700.

That’s 20 times as much!

When typical slightly overweight people eat sugar, they on average store 5 percent as ready energy to use later, metabolize 60 percent and store a whopping 35 percent as fat that can be converted to energy later. Dr. Mehmet Oz

 

Not only are we consuming huge amounts of sugar and other bad things but we also live much more sedentary lifestyles.

It is a great wake-up call for everyone to really look at what we eat and what we feed our children. In the modern world of convenience there is a huge amount of processed ready to go food available but are we really aware of what is in that food…

Everything that is processed in one way or another has added salt, fat, sugar, preservatives and much much more. Those items have a huge impact on our bodies. The best advice I would personally give is to go back to basics – go to the markets (or your local fruit & veg shop and butcher) and buy fresh, raw, unprocessed food.  The internet has so many free healthy recipes available and they are quick and easy too! Get the kids in on the action, they love being able to help chopping, dicing and cooking (and sneak in a few bits in their mouths). So again, something the whole family can do together and it everyone will feel much better and healthier!

 

Quote of the month:

“The real failure is the failure to try”

 

If you have any questions, any feedback or would like more information on something, feel free to contact Eva at Fit4U Personal Training www.fit4you.net.au



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