Con­trol your hunger, con­trol your life

Central Leader - - HEALTH& WELL-BEING -

The baby boomer gen­er­a­tion, in which some­one turns the age of 60 years old ev­ery seven and a half sec­onds, have been rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing fit­ness in an at­tempt to stay on top of their game.

CLM One­hunga of­fers a tai­lor­made mem­ber­ship pack­age and pro­gramme; Get­ting Old Liv­ing Dan­ger­ously (GOLD), that pro­motes en­gag­ing in health and fit­ness to stay ‘for­ever young’ and keep the body and mind ac­tive in a fun, var­ied and af­ford­able way.

There is an in­creas­ing trend of get­ting fit later in life, with in­di­vid­u­als in­creas­ingly recog­nis­ing the im­por­tance and need to ex­er­cise for a range of health risks such as arthri­tis, high blood pres­sure, di­a­betes and obe­sity.

De­spite mak­ing such care­ful health and fit­ness de­ci­sions later in life, for many this is ac­tu­ally the first time they have ever stepped foot into a fit­ness club! As such, the friendly team at CLM One­hunga War Me­mo­rial Pool recog­nise the im­por­tance of guid­ing and work­ing along­side mem­bers to get them on the right work­out pro­gramme.

The tai­lor-made pro­gramme en­ables mem­bers ac­cess to a full range of ser­vices, in­clud­ing the sauna, steam room and spa, as well as the pools and fit­ness club. All this is avail­able 9am to 3pm Mon­day to Fri­day and any­time on week­ends - so you can be sure there is no need to wait for equip­ment and you can walk at your own pace to the low vol­ume tunes of the 40s, 50s and 60s.

The group fit­ness classes have been specif­i­cally mod­i­fied to make them ac­ces­si­ble to a wide range of fit­ness lev­els, re­gard­less of age, sex or abil­ity and meet­ing new peo­ple and so­cial­iz­ing while work­ing out is so much eas­ier.

With mem­ber­ship prices start­ing from $14.40 per week, work­ing out for the sug­gested 30 to 40 min­utes per day is much more achiev­able - so don’t de­lay, reach your fit­ness goals to­day with the help of CLM One­hunga War me­mo­rial Pools.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Joy on 634 3748 or email­hun­ You may have heard the say­ing, ‘Eat break­fast like a king, lunch like a prince and din­ner like a pau­per.’ And nu­tri­tion­ist Stacey Han­cock agrees, break­fast ac­tu­ally is the most im­por­tant meal of the day.

‘‘You have just spent eight hours on an overnight fast, so the body needs some en­ergy to get it mov­ing for the next 12 hours. Break­fast gives your body a cue to start burn­ing fuel, keeps us fu­elled up and can stop us overeat­ing later on. A high fi­bre break­fast helps to keep our di­ges­tive sys­tem run­ning as well.’’

Stacey sug­gests the best way to bal­ance out your day is to start with break­fast and then eat ac­cord­ing to your hunger. This in­volves lis­ten­ing to your body, eat­ing when hun­gry, eat­ing slowly and only eat­ing as much as you need.

‘Eat slowly, eat less’ is one piece of ad­vice we could all take, par­tic­u­larly multi-task­ing mid­dle-aged women, agrees nu­tri­tion­ist Sarah Burkhart.

‘‘Women can end up try­ing to eat quickly as they tend to get caught up with jobs and tasks and, al­though they know they need to eat some­thing, it is eas­ily eaten very quickly,’’ Sarah says.

Be­ing mind­ful of when and how much we’re eat­ing is the key to stay­ing full for longer. In a world over­flow­ing with tempt­ing con­ve­nience foods we can eas­ily lose track of when we have eaten enough.

The trick to stay­ing sat­is­fied is to lis­ten to our bod­ies, so that we can iden­tify when we have had enough to eat. Cou­ple that with choos­ing foods that are nat­u­rally more sat­is­fy­ing – pro­tein rather than car­bo­hy­drate and fat – and we might have the recipe for stay­ing healthy, and main­tain­ing a healthy weight for life.

Hearty break­fast: Break­fast is the most im­por­tant meal of the day, lit­er­ally break­ing your fast from the night be­fore and pro­vid­ing fuel to burn dur­ing the day.

Fit for life: CLM One­hunga War Me­mo­rial Pools of­fers a Go for GOLD pro­gramme for baby boomers who want to im­prove their health and fit­ness.

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