Lifestyle Changes

Personal Trainer Statistics

The following link is an interesting and thought provoking infographic from Insure 4 Sport that presents a wide range of data from the UK and the US on being a Personal Trainer. The infographic looks at a wide variety of Fitness and Personal Training statistics including job satisfaction, most common gym injuries and income levels. It's an interesting read and highlights what makes being a personal trainer such a fun, satisfying and rewarding job.

Nutrition/Food Diary

Keeping a food diary is a great way to track what you eat and drink on a daily basis. It will help you to identify if you are consuming too much of the 'bad' stuff and eating too many empty calories from junk food. It will also allow you to see if you are getting a healthy mixture of all of the key macro nutrients - proteins, fats and carbohydrates - and micro nutrients - vitamins and minerals - to make up a balanced and nutritious diet. It will show if you are meeting your recommended 5-a-day target.

What is a healthy active lifestyle to me?

This blog has been kindly written by 1 of my valued and inspiring clients, who wanted to give his ideas and thoughts on what an active and healthy lifestyle means to him.

Live Life Actively

There are many ways that you, no matter how busy you are, can build physical activity into your lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine and lifestyle. Too often people use "I do not have enough time to exercise" or "I am too busy to exercise" as a reason (or shall we say an excuse) for not being able to exercise and workout.

What's the best way to commute?

As a personal trainer and keen cyclist I am constantly encouraging people to get fit and active whilst making a journey they usually make most days Monday to Friday. Cycling to and from work is not only a great way to get your exercise done but it also helps you to save money, is good for the environment and helps to to feel energised for the day ahead and unwind after work. The following is a diagram that compares 3 common modes of transport to work: cycling, car or public transport.

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