Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finding Enjoyment

Healthy eating is only part of the story. To lead a healthy life you also need to include regular physical activity.

"Health Canada recommends building 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity into daily life for adults and at least 90 minutes a day for children and youth." Start slowly and work your way up.

As with weight, I tell people not to compare themselves to others. People come in all shapes and sizes and people find enjoyment in all kinds of activities. I work with people to create lifelong changes and the same applies to physical activity. Find something that you enjoy so that you are more likely to stick with it. This might mean that you have to try a few new things before you find enjoyment, but then you will start to look forward to it. Grab a friend or family member and plan activities together.

Healthy eating combined with regular physical activity will help you feel better and have more energy!

Steph Wheler