by Lauren Chandler from Shine Wellbeing
Achieving an optimal level of health, fitness and wellbeing (as well as reaching your specific goals) comes from understanding and applying the principles of each.
It is important for us to move! Muscles help energise the body, lower your biological age and act as a pump assisting the heart. Working smarter, not harder, is the key to increasing your energy and vitality. We want to train our bodies, not drain them, so remember that not all exercises are suitable for every person. Posture, muscle imbalances, injuries, gait, stress and lifestyle factors should all be considered
before starting any exercise program. As humans and athletes, our daily tasks, sports, hobbies and functions, require us to move through a variety of primal patterns including squatting, lunging, bending, pushing, pulling, core movements and walking. Working through these patterns trains our core muscles and stabilisers and improves balance. Therefore it is important to train within these categories as opposed to using stationary machines. If your functional skills begin to weaken, as you get older you will begin to notice how daily tasks become increasingly harder. You become unstable, prone to injury and develop poor posture.
Shine Wellbeing Solutions is a Personal Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist Consultancy aimed at empowering and motivating our clients to live a positive and healthy life. We employ a holistic approach to coaching and sessions providing clients with expert fitness and health coaching in a supportive and encouraging environment. Check out the website for more info on Switched On Vol 2.