CHOOSING A PERSONAL TRAINER
People use personal trainers to assist them reach their individual health and fitness goals. A personal trainer will tailor an exercise program to meet your goals and personal health needs, teach you the best way to exercise and motivate you.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAINING PROVIDER
Choosing the right fitness centre, gym, class or service provider requires some homework. There are likely to be lots of choices in your local community – gyms, leisure centres, fitness centres, sports clubs, exercise classes and personal trainers. So how do you choose a good physical activity provider?
Exercise safety is important to avoid injury and maintain good health. Learn how to avoid injuries by using the right equipment, protecting yourself in hot weather, warming up and stretching properly, and the importance of drinking water when you exercise.
HEALTHY AGEING – STAYING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
Physical activity (exercise) can help older people maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their risk of disease. Muscle mass and bone strength can be improved with regular exercise. Walking, swimming, dancing and cycling are all good forms of exercise which can also be sociable. Weight training can also be useful.
HELPING TEENAGE GIRLS STAY ACTIVE
Most girls drop their rate of physical activity once they reach adolescence. Physical activity is an important part of health and wellbeing, and girls should remain active as they grow up. Parents can help their daughters to become more active and healthy.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FITNESS CENTRE FOR YOU
Picking the right facility or setting for you is the key to sticking to your new fitness program. There is such a diverse range of fitness centres or organised activity programs to choose from. While having such choice means there is generally something for everyone, it is important you do take the time to do some research, so you can make an informed choice.
Any exercise program after the birth of a baby should start slowly, particularly after a caesarean delivery. Creating time to exercise is also a common concern for new mothers. Regular exercise and a sensible diet are the best way to lose weight slowly after pregnancy and birth.
PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE
All women who are pregnant without contraindications should be encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle during their pregnancy. A reasonable goal should be to maintain a good fitness level throughout pregnancy without trying to reach peak fitness.