5 Evidence-Based Actions
To Become the Healthiest Version of You:
1. Follow a Resistance, Endurance and Mobility Program
There is no doubt physical activity increases longevity. According to the CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) guidelines, everyone should get at least 150 min of moderate to vigorous exercise/week, and muscle strengthening at least 2x/week (Robert et al., 2020).
Now which exercises, how many reps, sets, and rest time do you need for your personal goals? That's what I'll help you out with.
All of our services provide personalized exercise programs that include resistance training, cardio training, and mobility. You will also learn about the importance of functional movement and injury prevention and rehabilitation.
2. Measure Your Nutrition
Proper nutrition is essential to health and longevity. Did you know that changing your diet is one of the most important strategies for preventing diseases such as cardiovascular disease - the primary cause for death worldwide? (Shan et al., 2020).
Learn the fundamentals about nutrition, why it's vital to get fitness results, how to set up a food log and log effectively, and small changes you can make that provide large benefit!
All of our services provide access to a Nutritional Guide + Recipes and Food Logging instructions. In the Re-invent your Health-style Program, you also get a Grocery Checklist and a Weekly Meal Planner.
3. Practice Mindful Movements
Practices that involve conscious and attentive exercise such as meditation and mindfulness have large amount of positive effects on health, mental health and cognition (Roderick, Gerritsen and Guido 2018).
Learn about mind to muscle connection regarding exercise, breathing techniques, posture awareness and corrective exercises.
All of our services provide education about mindful practices in training and every day life.
4. Learn about Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 percent of sports injuries are preventable. Furthermore in Canada, it is estimated that 90% of all injuries are preventable.
If you are a beginner gym-goer, an athlete, above 50 years of age - or anything in between you are susceptible to injury at one point or another in your lifetime.
Learn the ways to prevent injury while following an exercise program and self-assisted myofascial release techniques in Re-invent your Health-style Program.
5. S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting
Hundreds of study findings in the past 25 years support the hypothesis that goals motivate action (Locke, in press). Binswanger (1991) goes on to say that people must choose what is beneficial to their well being, set goals to achieve it, choose the means to attain the goals, and then act on it.
In other words, if you want results, you need to pick what will benefit you, set proper goals, develop a plan and then act on it. But don't worry, you have the guidance of a Kinesiologist!
Using the SMART goal method, we'll choose goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time sensitive to you after your first assessment.
Re-evaluations will be done every 1-3 months to keep your program updated and make sure you are actually getting the results you need.
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