Create an environment for change; eat to live, enjoy the food, but don't live to eat; and cross train your body.
Place yourself in a healthy environment. New habits need to be created beginning with diet and exercise.
Some people exercise a lot, but don't eat well and. That keeps extra weight on their bodies. Others may eat right, but don't have enough strength or endurance to do all the fun things they could be doing.
When eating, most people know to eat a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The same applies exercise; get a variety of whole body exercises that will engage all muscle groups, and develop balance.
Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM
ACSM Autism Exercise Specialist
Other ACSM Specialized CEUs:
Resistance training for Seniors, Diabetes and the Workplace, Exercise and Obesity, Menopausal Weight Gain, Pre-Natal Fitness. Special Needs of Seniors, Group Fitness, Athletic Diets, Sports Nutrition, Running Gait and Injury Prevention, Mid Adulthood Resistance Training, Metabolism and Energy Balance.
I have been involved in healthy living and nutrition for over 30 years. It started when I was a teenager when my parents began organic farming. Their chickens were "cage free" before it was cool. Words like "organic", "yoga practice" and "whole foods" (not the store) were just part of our household lingo. However, I also know the importance of balance, and enjoying life which does not always include eating whole foods. It is about moderation, and understanding your body!
After my first child, I gained weight as most women do (about 70lbs). It took a few years before to get the weight off, even though I had always maintained a healthy lifestyle. It wasn't until I turned 40 that I began an active outdoor lifestyle, and truly became fit. Many of my friends wanted to know how I stayed so fit and full of energy. I decided to make a career of it, and help people discover that no matter what your age, it is never too late to get fit!