A Holistic Approach To Fitness

The minute you enter Rising Fitness in Houston, TX, you’ll realize that we’re different. We take a holistic approach to fitness that’s based on each person’s individual needs. If you’re already eating healthy, but have a difficult time with stress and don’t get nearly enough exercise, there’s no reason to focus on your diet. We talk to clients to find the best ways to help them. While the person with a healthy diet may get a few tips, we’ll focus more on the problems he or she faces, stress and a sedentary lifestyle.

Creating an exercise program shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all project.

There are four types of fitness, endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. You need all four to be your fittest. Some people may be quite strong, but unable to run more than a block. Others might have great endurance when running and even be quite flexible, but don’t focus on strength building or balance. You need all four. Flexibility increases range of motion, balance helps prevent injury, endurance is good for your cardiovascular system and strength-building helps prevent injuries and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

A healthy diet does more than just help you lose weight.

If you’re eating healthy, your plate is filled with vegetables in a rainbow of colors. Knowing the best combinations to ensure your diet contains all the nutrients your body requires can be important. If you’re under stress, part of the problem and part of the solution can be found in your diet. You may not have to lose weight, but you also may not be giving your body the nutrients it requires. Healthy eating should include foods high in nutrients, like vitamin C, which is often depleted when you’re under stress. It shouldn’t include foods high in added sugar that can actually add to your stress.

There are more factors to living a healthy lifestyle.

Lack of sleep and inadequate hydration can interfere with your good health. Too often people neglect their sleep to put more time into work, only to find that simple tasks at work take far longer than expected. Adequate hydration is so simple, you’d think it wouldn’t be a problem, yet it is for some people. Even mild dehydration can cause exhaustion, a headache, constipation and confusion, among other problems. Both ensuring adequate sleep and hydration are extremely important to good health.

  • Inadequate exposure to the sun can cause a vitamin D deficiency. Too much sun without sunblock can cause cancer, but safe sunning that’s timed can boost your health, especially since it’s hard to get vitamin D from the food you eat.
  • Friendships and a sense of community are important, according to a variety of studies. People with a good social life tend to live longer and healthier.
  • Good recovery techniques can improve your fitness level. When you recover rapidly, you’re ready for your next workout and even look forward to it.
  • Including the family in your journey can help everyone enjoy good health. It can be a bond that ties a family together. Getting children on the path to fitness with an active lifestyle, healthy diet and other good habits is important.

For more information, contact us today at Rising Fitness Gym



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