“Do the things you love doing first, even though there might be something better because the best program is the one you stick to.”
That is the advice Sharks Health and Fitness Centre Personal Trainer Ben Cahill gives to anyone trying to improve their health in 2022.
So, what is the program that you are going to stick to in 2022?
Ben believes the best place to start when working out your health goals for 2022 is by asking yourself why you want to set yourself a goal.
He said, “Why, is the number one thing for setting a goal. Once, you have asked yourself why then attach a feeling to it. When you attach a feeling to a goal, then you will want to achieve it more.”
When Ben first became a Personal Trainer, he admits, he was focused on helping people look better.
However, he now has an entirely different motive. For him, it is all about having a holistic approach by helping people feel better and their mental health.
Holistic training means looking at the 360 degrees of a person’s life and not just exercise.
Included in holistic training can be meditation, sleep, food, sunlight, and quality time with people, to help with mental health.
So, he recommends setting a holistic plan instead of just setting an exercise goal.
An example of a holistic goal could be: 5 minutes of meditation a day, drink 2 litres of water, increase your sleep by 30 minutes, and do a workout.
Ben says though when setting a goal, it is important not to set a goal too big.
He said, “it is so much better to set really small achievable goals. Achieve them, and then once you’ve achieved it, you can set a slightly bigger goal.”
“When you set a goal that is too big, you start well, but you can’t keep it up.”
Another challenge that Ben said is a big challenge for people and improving their health is that there is so much information online that it is confusing to know what to do.
“You need to have a program that is specific to you. One of the good things about being a personal trainer is using our knowledge; we can set a program that is specific to you.”
“One of the best parts of my job is seeing people’s mental health improve and seeing how it positively impacts their life by giving them a specific holistic program.”
In summary, Ben suggests if you want to improve your health in 2022, sit down and ask yourself why you want to improve your health before you get to work. Then, set small achievable goals specific to your interests and lifestyle, with a holistic view of health improvement.
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