Growing up I was an active youth, taking part in several sporting activities, which included soccer, cricket, basketball and more. As you start to develop into an adult a lot of responsibilities start flowing your way, and life on the whole changes.
The later part of secondary school and university, introduce, late nights, bad eating habits and stress to get those grades up.
Some people never recover from this, as this becomes their lifestyle even after obtaining their education and moving on to form part of the work force.
I have learnt a few things along the way, one of which is that it only takes one instant for your life to change.
That moment when you realise that without health, wealth is nothing, and that prevention is always better than cure.
A general state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.
I decided to change my lifestyle and make healthier choices, exercise, change my diet, stay away from alcohol.
Not everyone agrees with my methods bout they work for me.
Doing research I have found that maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps with:
- Controlling blood pressure
- Cancer prevention
- Immune system
- Cardiovascular disease prevention
- Weight control
Making fitness part of my daily life, I made time between work, family and relationship, eliminating the unnecessary things in my life and focused on building.
Unlike most people I don’t like the gym, as I am indoor all week, I rather enjoy nature so due to this I have adapted weekly schedules for training:
- Running two to three days a week a distance of five to ten km.
- Body weight exercises (push-up, sit-ups, crunches).
- Trail running on a weekend.
- Learning to swim
- Sleeping the required hours.
- Staying focused on my goals.
Following advise from a nutritionist I have changed my diet, also played around with it a little over the years as my body changed.
In the few years that I have been training, I have lost twenty-five plus pounds, and maintained it.
My total fitness and endurance has increased incredibly to they point where persons now ask me to train them.
Yes to be healthy you have to say no most times, and you have to push hard to keep you body in shape.
The adrenaline rush, and the accomplishment of a healthy body feels good and is worth the hard work.