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Top New Year’s Health & Fitness Resolutions For 2017 from Coast Sport
Feel well, move well, perform well in 2017
The team at Coast Sport hopes that you had an enjoyable break over Christmas and welcomed the new year in style. As we start the year, many of you have decided, or are in the process of deciding on what resolutions to make for 2017. Whether you want to lose weight, improve your sporting performance or fitness or look after your overall health, you can set yourself realistic targets so that you can achieve your goals. See below our top tips on how to make sure you see your new year’s wishes come to life.
1. Think positive and set goals
Most of us know what it is like to experience a stressful day, whether that be at work, at home or on the field, so it can sometimes be difficult to stay motivated. To ensure that your year is more productive than it was in 2016, it is important to set realistic targets for your health and fitness plan.
Think about where you would like to be in terms of weight, health and performance and then think realistically about how long it will take to achieve this. For those serious about their sport and are training regularly, goal setting, visualisation and positive reinforcement are essential for success. Click here
for tips to help set your health and fitness goals.
2. Don’t skip breakie
You will most likely have already heard quite a few times that eating breakfast is a very important part of every person’s day, as it provides numerous benefits, and research has shown that to be the case. A healthy breakfast, or if you do not have time, a high-energy snack bar to start your morning will make a huge difference instead of starting the day with an empty tank. Our expert nutritionist, Jo Allan is available to help tailor your nutritional plan to match your health and fitness goals and works regularly with elite athletes to fine tune their dietary plans to ensure optimal performance and recovery.
3. Get regular massages
Regular remedial massage can help you to maintain a body that feels well, moves well and performs well, and is useful to everyone, especially athletes that train and compete regularly. Coast Sport consider remedial massage therapy a valuable adjunct treatment during injury management and rehabilitation, as well as a sports recovery tool, and a method of managing the stresses of everyday life, for everyday people!
With benefits including; increased blood flow and improved joint mobility, introducing regular massages into your routine could be a key ingredient to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Book your massage today, and experience the benefits for yourself.
4. Manage your weight
Losing weight is often high on the list for many people when it comes to making New Year resolutions. However very rarely do people make it past January before thinking about and then finally consuming unhealthy foods.
Fad diets can have a short-term impact on your weight, but in the long-term they can leave you feeling low in self-esteem as your weight goes up and down. Experienced dieters will be familiar with yo-yo dieting and usually will constantly be on the lookout for the latest celebrity or quick fix diets.
To combat the yo-yo effect, visit our nutritionist who can help you tailor your long-term body goals and advise on what healthy lifestyle plan will not only work best for you, but last for the rest of your entire life.
If you are an athlete that needs to focus on weight loss or gain, or need assistance with tailoring a nutritional plan surrounding competition, training and recovery, Coast Sport are the Central Coast experts in sports service excellence.
5. Exercise smarter and harder
Exercise is key to maintaining a healthy body, no matter what food we eat, we still need to get in regular exercise to tone our muscles, keep our bones strong and to keep our overall health in tip-top shape. Experts indicate that we should be doing a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week alongside strength exercises.
Following these guidelines will decrease the chances of heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses, while also keeping the mind sharp. Our exercise physiologist, Leigh- Anne McBride is here to help you to get started with a personalised program, or if you are looking to up your training load and performance and require specific assistance to enhance your performance, Leigh-Anne is happy to help you. Our EP specialises in the delivery of specifically prescribed exercise programs for improved human performance, as well as the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. Find out more here
6. Try yoga or clinical Pilates
Mix it up and integrate yoga and/or clinical Pilates into your exercise regime for 2017.
Both can be beneficial for those suffering chronic pain, injury or disease and focuses on developing good posture, core stability, balance, strength, flexibility, controlled movement patterns and correct breathing. The benefits of yoga and clinical Pilates are also important for injury free people as well as sportspeople and athletes, both as a training tool and as an active recovery option. Try a class today and bring along a friend to encourage you to stick at it.
7. Feet first
Your feet may be preventing you from achieving your fitness goals. Your feet are vital to the health of the entire body. At Coast Sport our expert podiatrist, Matt Shanahan offers Gait analysis and Footwear selection and advice.
Selecting the correct footwear for your sport, work or lifestyle is an important factor in injury prevention and optimal performance. Book in now with our Coast Sport podiatrist and ask about our complimentary gait analysis. Get your kids feet checked too, as foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Read more here
Achieving your health and fitness goals may seem like hard work at first but once you get started the fitness bug will kick in, and you will end up loving your New Year Resolution that you made to improve your health. Coast Sport is here to give you an extra hand in achieving your goals and keeping you in tip top condition. Our team of experts are here to support you across all areas of health and fitness, book your appointment today, call 4356 2588 or book online below.