Pumping iron great for health
EVER wondered what are the best ways to keep fit and healthy?
Brendan Ives, owner of I Do Fitness in Mossman, is brimming with ideas for men and women to get the most out of their workouts.
He will be on hand at the Health and Wellbeing Expo to impart his personal training expertise to visitors.
Mr Ives said a combination of strength and cardiovascular training was essential for a long and healthy life.
“People who are not fit and healthy often lack endurance at work, they get tired or fatigued more easily,” he said.
“A healthy body helps prevents that.”
Mr Ives said using weights consistently can help bone density and posture, while cardio exercise can help lower blood pressure and heart rate.
But he said sensible servings of fruit, vegetables and lean meat along with cutting out fatty junk food was also necessary.
“You can’t out-train a bad diet,” he said.
“If you’re eating rubbish and training you don’t maintain the results because how you eat is just as important, if not more important, than exercise.”
Mr Ives said lifestyle changes should be made gradually in order to make a lasting effect.