Adopting healthy lifestyles
With January comes New Year's Resolutions. Eating well, losing weight and getting more physical activity are always the most popular.
Members of Bagotville's military community are no exception to this tradition. The first days of January always mark the highest member attendance at the recreation facilities on base.
"Unfortunately, people who start coming to the gym in January often fall back into their old habits a few months later," says Claudie Descoteaux, physical fitness coordinator for the PSP team in Bagotville.
The fitness specialist does not believe in resolutions. According to her, whole lifestyle changes need to be made in order to see long term results.
To make such a change, you should follow three basic steps. First, you must have a positive attitude. The second step is to establish a schedule that you can maintain long term. Finally, it is es- sential that you set realistic goals. Claudie Descoteaux also suggests dividing your goals into sub- goals.
In addition to the support of PSP professionals, military members can also count on the support of their chain of command. Consider the example of the 3 AMS commander, LCol Christian Corneau, who launched “Sports Wednesdays” for his squadron on November 9th.
Come on! It's time to get started ... Happy New Year!