It's not all about the scales

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Recently I was asked to do an interview for Parkinson's UK to feature in an article for the latest edition of their magazine. I have been personal training a client with Parkinson's for over three years and it is something I have found very rewarding. I have also worked with numerous clients with more complexed medical conditions. All these clients have found positive results from incorporating exercise into their life.

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Often our main focus and goals from training is more on appearance rather then our health. There is nothing wrong in wanting to improve our body image, but it can be a very depressing goal as fat loss and muscle growth are both very slow processes. It can often be hard to measure and notice the changes in the acute stages. How many times have you stood on the scales to see no change and then felt depressed and just want to give up?

Exercise has so many more benefits, and arguable more important ones then just how we look.

  • Improve mood and self-esteem

  • Increase muscle mass

  • Increase bone density

  • Increase Energy

  • Improve Sleep

  • Reduce the risk of chronic diseases

And the list goes on.....

Think of it like a loyalty reward system. By consistently shopping at the same supermarket to get your weekly food shop you are doing more than just putting food on the table. You are actually saving money in the long run as you build up those points on your loyalty card.

Next time you have one of the days when the scales haven't moved and your not happy with what you see in the mirror, ask yourself the following questions;

Am I getting stronger?

Am I getting fitter?

Am I eating a well-balanced diet?

By getting these three right, you are having an incredible positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Your body image goals will just take care of themselves in the back ground.

Not quite sure about your current training? Need more structure? Or don't even know where to start? Drop me an email and I will happily help!

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