PRE­PAR­ING A BODY OF WORK

ONE OF THESE POP­U­LAR AP­PROACHES TO WELL­BE­ING COULD BE THE ONE FOR YOU

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Danielle Jarvis

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...”

FAM­ILY WORK­OUTS

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.

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