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