At Fit 4 Life we encourage a healthy fitness philosophy. What do we mean by that? Well fitness is one of those things that can easily be taken to the extreme, either extreme inactivity or extreme obsession.
We believe it is very important for everyone’s physical and mental health to include some physical activity in your schedule. The NZ government recommends 30min of moderate activity every day. Statistically only 52% of adults in NZ have 30min a day and 10% of NZ adults are active less than 30min per week!
Being physically active has great advantages:
- better overall health
- more energy
- lower stress levels
- increased self-esteem
- better posture and balance
- better weight management and weight control
- improved fitness
- stronger muscles and bones
- better sleep and feel more relaxed
Keeping active can also reduce the risk and/or effects of a number of health conditions:
- heart disease
- certain cancers (especially colorectal, breast and endometrial)
- some respiratory conditions.
At Fit 4 Life we want to help you to find a good balance of activity in your life. We offer a variety of group classes as well as program options to help you find an enjoyable way to add regular physical activity to your schedule. If you ever have any questions or need some advice come talk to any of our friendly staff or volunteers.
Jason – Fit 4 Life Staff