Control your hunger, control your life
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 email OGS@clmnz.co.nz.
www.onehungapool.co.nz 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.