What you do outside the gym is as important, if not more important than what you do at the gym. There are 168 hours in a week and even if you workout for 3 hours per week you still have another 165 hours that will either help or hinder you. So, if you are serious about getting great results you will adjust your lifestyle to support the exercise you are doing in that gym. You need to make sure you are staying active in general, eating well and recovering well to ensure that you get a great return on your time, energy and financial investment in the gym.
At Best Practice PT we focus on process to put together the most appropriate program or approach for you. And what makes it appropriate will depend on factors like your goals and where you might be currently lacking. This is where your individual assessment comes in which fits into our seven-step process. We leave nothing to chance by respecting the holistic nature of fitness improvement as it is essential to every successful change program.
Top 4 reasons you’re not losing weight #1. You are simply consuming more energy that your body is using. It can be a real eye-opener to know for example that it takes a 14 km City to Surf to burn up the energy of 2 big macs. #2. You may be losing muscle by not incorporating strength training. Muscle growth increases metabolism and has the happy benefit of burning your own body fat. Cool huh! #3. Without 7 to 9 hours of proper sleep, the best exercise and nutrition approach can fail to improve things. #4. Cheat days- just one of these a week can undo all the good you’ve done for the rest of the week. week.
You’ve no doubt heard of the 80/20 rule before. Exercise accounts for 20% and diet accounts for 80% of your results. Here’s what to do: a) burn more energy than you consume. Admittedly this is sometimes hard to define! b) eat more foods that stabilise your blood sugar to reduce cravings and overeating. Avoid added sugar and the many versions of it c) prioritize high-quality protein and vegetables at every meal even breakfast! d) organise your environment for success, plan out your grocery shopping each week and also your meals. e) Avoid ALCOHOL. It will not only add unwanted calories, it will weaken your resolve and add no nutrients to your daily requirement. f) Go easy on so-called CHEAT MEALS. The general concept of “cheat” meals and “clean” eating can lead to guilt and general negativity around what should be a celebration and an opportunity to deliver health and vitality at each meal.
The Ultimate Beach Body in 30 Days… just won’t happen. So if you’re after a ‘Quick Fix” program, realise that rapid change is often unrealistic, highly stressful and often dangerous. Our approach to a transformation program is a smart and understated one. Overcoming an unhealthy diet and poor exercise habits can take a lot longer than 30 days even if it is a good start. To be fair, lasting body changes may take 6 to 18 months. Are you up for the Get Fit Slow Plan…. the one that creates change that will last a lifetime?
In 2013, the total cost burden of physical inactivity on the Australian economy was $805 million, including $640 million in direct costs and $165 million in productivity losses. By now it’s over a billion dollars, with an unknown multiplier effect in healthcare. But if the health of the economy doesn’t motivate you, maybe it’s your own health that does. Either invest now or pay heavily later.
A sedentary lifestyle coupled with an unhealthy diet and no regular exercise will strip years off your life and end up costing you thousands in medical expenses. Change your life today with a call to Best Practice PT.
At Best Practice PT we are University Qualified Fitness and Health Practitioners. We have a quality system that ensures best practice assessments, plans and trainings. Plus we’ve integrated several technology hacks to make your progress more visible, accountable and scientific. You could say we deliver Smart Training to get you better results.