Springtime is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life being born, and of the cycle of life once again starting. It is also seen more generally as the start of better times. Spring indicates that Winter has left us and a new season has begun. We see transformations in nature and ourselves during spring. The cold weather is leaving and taking with it, those hibernating feelings and lack of motivation. The sun is beginning to warm our days, and suddenly we are moving more and not curling up on the lounge. We are also more aware of the world around us as we see the blossoms unfold, beautiful green leaves appear on bare trees, and new growth appears. The days are longer, brighter and warmer, and the extra light and warmer temperatures lift our emotions. A sense of positivity surrounds us, and the signs of change are all around.
Spring is also the perfect time to embrace personal change, to nurture and grow ourselves, and ultimately to take this opportunity to overcome obstacles that in the past, have held us back from our ability to strengthen our belief in ourselves.
So, what would you change? The most common complaints are ‘my body weight’ or ‘to get some balance back into my life’, ‘gain more energy’ and ‘become more confident.’ Unfortunately, according to recent statistics, around 69% of Australians make resolutions, but only 8% keep them.
With the arrival of Spring, obesity at an all-time high and chronic illness such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression rapidly on the rise, making some long-term lifestyle changes is a great decision at this time.
At Curves Charlestown we are committed to improving the quality of women’s lives – we can help whatever your goal. Our mission at Curves is to educate women on the benefits of strength training and coach them to a healthy lifestyle Strength training is an essential form of exercise for women. Exercising regularly helps prevent chronic disease and illness. Researchers generally agree that strength training provides many health benefits for both physical and mental health.
As we age and have a more sedentary lifestyle our bodies lose muscle mass and over the age of 30 this increases each year. Loss of muscle mass can lead to weight gain and impact on your fitness level. Strength training helps protect or gain muscle at any age. Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories, while stored fat uses very little energy. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate which supports more consistent weight loss and is essential to long-term weight control. Did you know that by losing as little as 5% - 10% of your body weight, it’s possible to reduce your risk of weight-related diseases? You have the power to help yourself to improve and/or help to prevent chronic diseases like Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, some forms of cancer, anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation, as well as boosting your immune system, improving your blood circulation and assisting in your own pain management. You could even improve your pelvic health as well.
During September we celebrate Women’s Health Week, and our mission is to help the women in our community to regain their health and confidence by taking small steps and making long-term and positive lifestyle changes. Curves Charlestown provides a warm, caring environment, fully supported by a coach at all times, where you are surrounded by other like-minded women and as part of a community.
Call in and introduce your self to me, Shirley, Susan and Meg and let us help you to get started on your Spring journey of growth, renewal and a new healthier and confident you!
For more information, phone 4942 1022.