How To Get Healthy (And Stay That Way)
We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing -- especially doing over the long-term -- are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days -- sometimes a few months -- but long-term change is a whole other ballgame.
I spent the first 18 years of my life on the "be healthy, quit, be healthy, quit" see-saw. As a teenager I was incredibly unhealthy. My mom gave me a membership to the YMCA as a graduation gift. I started to run and lift weights. Before I knew it, the girl who would do anything to get out of gym class was running marathons and lifting weights.
In large part I became a personal trainer and fitness writer to share my appreciation and respect for healthy living. If I have learned one thing from my 15 years in the health field, it is that there is no "one-size-fits-all" health plan; everybody is different. Everyone requires a tailored recipe for success.
The problem is, creating a personalized yet effective health plan is tricky, and although there are copious generic programs available, in my opinion realistic and intelligent health guidance is somewhat lacking. In an attempt to fill the lacunae, I wrote Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. The intent of the book -- due out October 1st, 2016 -- is to provide readers with the tools needed to build their own health recipe so that they can connect the dots between wanting to make a health change and actually making it.