Getting Out There

If you’re anything like me, you’ll understand the value of fitness. I know I harp on and on about it, but sometimes it’s worth pressing home a point to people and prospective clients and patients for one simple reason.

I believe in what I am saying!

Seth Godin is a marketing and managerial whizz who knows the value of not just doing things but doing things right. This message translates across the board to naturopathy, to small business building, to marketing and to exercise and fitness. And it’s the latter I want to talk about today.

Exercise, Natural Health and Real Treatment

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

I want my patients to thrive and I want them to feel great about their lives and their engagement with the planet. Natural health and real treatment from a professional practitioner is part of the equation. The other part is exercise.

My advice is to start with walking as it is gentle and fairly non-taxing. You can build up your strength and cardiovascular health gradually and then you can move into other areas as you go. The reality is that this can begin you on the exercise process.

Choosing a sport or mode of exercise

After you have waled for a while, think about other sports or exercise options. The University of Sydney has conducted studies into the benefits of exercise, and my advice is to read thoroughly and choose one or a few types that suit you.[1]

I’ve recently recommitted to cycling and while I am not Tour de Francer, the routine, regularity and optimisation of health and well being that is a side benefit of this sport is phenomenal. I make sure I get out and cycle regularly and I commit to it as an integral part of my life.

But most importantly, it is a sport I personally enjoy.

When selecting your exercise routine, consider the following:

  • Choose a sport you like or LOVE!
  • Research modes of fitness that may suit your age
  • Research and select a sport that will not exacerbate existing injuries
  • Start with something simple
  • Can you share this with a loved one, a partner or family? Ask for their input.
  • Be positive and aim to exercise two to three times per week to begin with. You want consistency over time, not obsession and fading out within weeks.

Remember you can change your life and change your health. And if you need further advice on real treatment and a host of modalities, you can always visit the new premises in Hamilton Hill.

Speak later in the week!


[1] http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/exercise_health/