PREPARING A BODY OF WORK
ONE OF THESE POPULAR APPROACHES TO WELLBEING COULD BE THE ONE FOR YOU
Interval training provides excellent variety, less boredom, and great adaptability.
DESPITE the frosty mornings and winter chill, it’ll be time to hit the beach before you know it.
That’s why now is the perfect time to start getting your summer body ready.
There is a plan tailored to suit your needs somewhere and we have a look at three of the most popular health trends for 2015.
HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
One popular trend is highintensity interval training which focuses on short bursts of hard and fast activity. It is intended to produce quick results.
Health and fitness manager at SGAC Fitness, Kate Richards, said two sessions a week would get results. Healthy Balance Fitness director Jodie Arnot advocat-
– JODIE ARNOT
ed HIIT as a good option for keeping fit.
“Interval training provides excellent variety, less boredom, and great adaptability,” Ms Arnot said.
THE PALEO DIET
The paleo diet entails eating raw foods such as fruit, vegetables and animal products. It has been a topic of discussion and controversy recently.
While devotees, including celebrity chef Pete Evans, believe paleo eating is the key to good living, Ms Arnot said the key eating healthy was moderation.
“As a co-founder of The Moderation Movement, I strongly believe you don’t need to cut out foods you love to be healthy,” she said. “We encourage people to enjoy all food they love mindfully, paying particular attention to eating according to their hunger and fullness signals...”
For parents, the family workout provides the opportunity to cultivate a healthy culture in the home.
“Exercising with your kids allows you to role model incredibly important messages around physical activity,” Ms Arnot said.
“Girls who play sport have been found to have a more positive body image.”
Overall, Ms Richards said fun and convenience were important when choosing a plan that works for you.
Keeping healthy … A Les Mills GRIT class which are held at Rooty Hill SGAC; a typical paleo meal; and getting fit with the whole family often helps keep people on track for their goals.