The SIX Truths About Fitness

There is no One-Size-Fits All approach to fitness.

Nothing is Foolproof, because the body is incredibly intricate and alive.

Here are some Truth Bombs ‘they’ don’t want you to know:

  1. You have to really work out, hard and often. That once-a-week walk or class isn’t going to cut it. Our bodies respond to the environment they’re in most of the time. You can recover from almost anything.

  2. No, more than you think. You have to accumulate 150 minutes of medium-hard intensity exercise every week, or shorter bouts of about 10 minutes 3 times a week of very high interval training. If you don’t know what that is, you don’t want to. Talk to me.

  3. You eat too much and you’re lying about it. I have 20 years experience of going into homes, asking questions, and then watching results. You eat and you lie about it. Stop doing that. Finding a plan that you can stick to is harder than it sounds. Every diet in the world works. You’re just not doing it.

  4. Genes matter. A lot. Every experience in our ancestry has left a mark in the programming of our bodies’ expression. You and I can eat the exact same thing and have completely different results. Huge studies aren’t you. Only you are you.

  5. Your Brain responds to movement and mood. If you want to stay ‘young,’ you have to move your brain. Dancing, being social, physical activity, learning new skills that involve all of your senses is your brain’s workout. What you tell yourself creates your experience.

  6. Strength Training makes you resilient to joint pain. The fine points of strength training matter much less than the fact that you are safely challenging your muscles to move progressively heavier loads to stress the musculoskeletal system.

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s just that these truths don’t sell well. I can’t advertise, “Work out a whole lot more than you’re willing to, and stop eating all that delicious food,” and have you lay down hundreds of dollars for it.

Contact me with questions candace@fitnessinharmony.com