I’ve always believed in the importance of living healthy everyday.. I would hear people belittle this value system I have created for my life, “Common, you must have fun and eat junk food” “How can you workout everyday???” and one of my favorites, “What you do can’t be healthy”.. These comments are usually best expressed by those who are either unfit, never worked out or, consume a diet of predominantly junk.
Being a Certified Personal Trainer and a Nutritional Consultant I am faced with all kinds of opinions with regards to health and fitness almost everyday. Some are eager to learn the benefits of which they can apply to their lives, others just like to criticize.
So let me begin explaining why fitness is an important aspect, if not one of the most in everyday life.
What’s the secret to getting a good night’s sleep ?
(Being active throughout the day is proven to exhaust you by night time whereby you can enjoy a well deserved rest, definitely a solution to insomnia).
What’s the key to starting your day early and refreshed ?
(Working out regularly allows you to sleep early benefiting from healthy sleeping habits which in turn allows you to wake up early and refreshed to begin the day ahead).
Are you studying, working or taking care of children ? How do you manage to stay alert and focused throughout the day ?
(It is proven that exercise allows you to feel physically more energetic throughout the day).
You lead a somewhat stressful life, yet how do you manage to stay positive and look so radiant ?
(The secretion of endorphins ‘happy hormone’ allows you to feel great and look good as it is reflected upon you physically as well.. after a great workout how can anything bring you down).
You are a walking ball of positive energy, how do you do it ?
(It’s those lovely endorphins swimming through your system ! )
Your skin is beautiful, you are glowing.. What products do you use ?
(Nature’s remedy, a good workout allows you to release any toxins out of the body when you sweat which gives you that refreshed post-workout glow).
One of my favorites.. Your pregnant ? How ? But you look good ??
(When you workout regularly you can maintain your fitness levels allowing you to continue throughout pregnancy.. just don’t over exert yourself).
How do you get away with eating that piece of chocolate cake ?
(If you are constantly working out, you can afford to cheat once and a while with something that isn’t so healthy yet you crave.. cause tomorrow you’ll burn it all off).
The answer to all of the above is..
Eat clean, Nourish your body, Live an active life, Gift your body with the natural blessing of movement.
Being fit isn’t about looking good, its about feeling good and using your body to its best ability, allowing it to express itself through action and movement.
Human beings are mobile creatures, we aren’t meant to be sedentary.. during the current century and technological era most people are confined to a seat for 8 hours a day, not realizing how this can negatively impact the human physiological system.
As John F.Kennedy once said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Being fit and healthy has a 360 degree approach on life in general. The challenge, the exertion, the motivation, the healthy habit all impact your everyday spirit. The chemical secretion of endorphins, known as the ‘happy hormone’ allow you to radiate with positive energy which allows you to make better choices and ultimately lead you towards the road of success.
Success is determined through action, success is variable yet distinct to accomplishment. If you can take care of your health you can take care of anything in life, any obstacle and challenge because you have the dedication to persevere.
For indeed, Health is the greatest asset you can own..
Health is Wealth.
Noura G xx
Yoga is definitely one of my favorite practices as it aims to create balance between the union of the mind body & spirit.
Yoga Ashram has recently opened its tranquil doors in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Yoga is an ancient practice that has traveled down centuries from the east, teaching and educating people all over the world about the many well-being, lifestyle and spiritual benefits Yoga aims to provide to each practice. An Ashram is a peaceful and tranquil place in which people rest and rejuvenate as well as learn new skills. Through each posture you gain movement and flexibility of your body as you energize your mind and renew your spirit. Practicing Yoga with a dedicated and disciplined mindset can help you discover the transforming power of a quite mind expressing your best most calm self. The aim of Yoga Ashram is to help you find ‘Your Yoga’ guiding you to find inner joy by eliminating stress, getting physically healthy, fit and mentally alert.
The beauty at Yoga Ashram lies in the variety of classes you can choose from, whether you are a beginner or a Yoga advocate you will find a class perfect for you. From Sri Sri Yoga, Corporate Yoga, Desktop Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Moms & Tots Yoga even introducing Pilates and Belly Dancing as additional classes to help you find ways to connect with the union of the mind, body and spirit.
Yoga Ashram is also know to host weekend workshops in order to educate / elaborate on specific yoga techniques. Make sure to visit Yoga Ashram in order to receive the latest updates about upcoming workshops !
Set in a beautiful location overlooking lush gardens and tranquil waters, Yoga Ashram is a place to find peace, harmony and serenity.
What better way to enjoy a Yoga session in tranquil silence of the sky where the city’s hustle and bustle is just too far down to notice.
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Noura G xx
“Physical Fitness is the first prerequisite of Happiness” – Joseph H Pilates
Pilates is a phenomenal way to increase your overall body awareness, combining techniques to strengthen deep postural muscles such as our Powerhouse – the core. With every Pilates posture, deep concentration is focused on every inhale and exhale in order to ensure every exertion and relaxation is attained correctly. Pilates has the ability to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, as well as improve posture, balance, coordination and ultimately breath.
I have been fortunate to try out different Pilates methods conducted by different instructors.. However The Hundred Pilates Studio was definitely an experience worth mentioning.
Pilates is a very precise concept whereby focal muscles and joints must be targeted correctly in order to ensure a proper technique; to allow for the exercise benefits.
The most common Pilates we read about or know about is only the Mat Pilates Classes.. The Hundred Pilates Studio introduced me to a whole new world..
The Pilates Reformer..
The Pilates Chair
In addition to these lovely tools, you have the most versatile and effective of all The Cadillac. This ‘Trapeze Table’ can allow for a series of exercises combining bars, straps, springs or levers.
Now here’s a grand selection of equipment provided by one of Dubai’s expert Pilates Studio.. Each piece of equipment is uniquely designed to target different areas where you can intensify a particular workout routine just by using a different equipment.
If you’re looking for an effective Pilates workout instructed by professionals within the field.. this is the place for you.
If you’re looking for more than a single way to target your muscles.. this is the place for you.
If you’re looking for a long, lean and strong body.. this is the place for you.
The Hundred Pilates Studio has given me more than a hundred reasons as to why Pilates is an exercise that can support any type of work out routine..
Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath & Flow..
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Noura G xx