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Why You Should Hire a Fitness and Diet Coach

Keeping fit is not just about physical fitness, but also about being happy in yourself. A healthy body, so they say, means a healthy mind, and that’s something that many people who enjoy a workout routine can testify to. Keeping fit doesn’t necessarily mean working out strenuously; you might simply want to stay healthy, and keep your body in trim.

There is, of course, more to it than simply getting into a workout routine at the gym (or perhaps in your home gym). We’re talking about a healthy diet, which goes hand in hand with the fitness routine. Eating well is a good part of every fitness regime, but what does ‘eating well’ really mean?

It’s a good question, but what we can say is that it doesn’t mean only eating food you don’t enjoy. There are many delicious and nutritious meals that you can employ within your diet to help you keep your weight and fitness at the right level, and it pays to as the right people for help.

Who Should I Hire?

This is a good question; we recommend that you hire both a fitness coach and diet coach, or one who can help you with both disciplines. The problem is – as with all such things – finding the right one, and it’s not always easy. This is because the person you choose will be integral to your health and fitness for the near future at least, so you need to ensure they are trustworthy and that they can provide the goods.

You should, in the first instance, ask around friends and family who have used such services, and see if they can recommend a fitness and diet coach who they have used with success. Or, you could check out some of the online services available – Medifast is a good example of weight control advice service that we have found – and see how they can help.

Once you have an idea of who you might want to help you with your fitness and diet routine, you should be able to work towards starting on your regime with their help, and building up towards the level of health and fitness you want to achieve.

What Is Involved?

What will be involved when using a fitness and diet coach? The benefit of using an experienced coach – or coaches – lies in the fact they know what they are doing. Each of us is different in terms of build and fitness, and we have different ideals in life. You may be a man who wants to work out to quite a high level, or you might be a woman who simply wants to keep in trim; the coach will be able to advise you as to the relevant exercise regime for you, and the appropriate diet that you should be indulging in.

You will find things difficult at first, but rest assured your coach will ensure that your fitness routine begins slowly and builds up to an intensity that is right for you. This is a further benefit of using a professional coach; they can help you do things at the right speed, as going too hard, to quickly can take its toll on you.

As for the diet side of things, an experienced dietician will be able to advise you as to what you can eat, and how much, but will also be able to ensure that the meals you have are not just nutritious, but also enjoyable.

The benefits to hiring a fitness and diet coach really cannot be overlooked, so why not check them out now and see how they can help you reach your ideal level of fitness?

Believe it or Not! – 4 Surprising Things That Can Affect Fertility

 

So you’ve decided it’s time to create a tiny human. Good for you! You start doing all the necessary research on how to prep your body for conception – fertility diets, exercise regimes, supplements, detox etc. You’ve even research various assisted reproductive techniques (ART) just in case – IVF, egg donation, IVF with egg donation. Armed to the teeth with all these plans, research and knowledge you think you’ve upped your chances of getting that bun in the oven. But have you considered the following things that could affect your fertility? Read on to find out four surprising things that can affect your chances of getting pregnant.

Working Nights

A recent Harvard University study found that women who worked the night shift had more potential for infertility issues than women who worked non-antisocial hours. The study claimed that women who worked nights had a 28% reduction in eggs compared to those who work during the day. This may be due to the disruption of a woman’s circadian rhythm, which is the result of irregular work shift schedules.

Artificial Nighttime Light

We’ve all heard how the blue light from our phone or tablet screens can disrupt our sleep cycles because it suppresses our melatonin levels. However, did you also know that a study published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility found that exposure to this artificial nighttime light can also harm your ability to conceive and the development of a fetus? Melatonin helps eggs block damaging free radicals while lowered melatonin levels can affect the internal clock of a developing fetus, which can lead to future long-term problems. It’s something to think about the next time you’re lying in bed with your nose glued to your phone’s screen.

Oral Health

Having a perfect, sparkly white smile has more than just aesthetic benefits. A study in the Journal of Peridontology found that women who sought fertility assisted treatments had higher levels of bleeding gums and inflammation in comparison with women who successfully conceived naturally. Other studies have also backed this hypothesis on women’s oral health being linked to their reproductive chances so if you’re looking to conceive, don’t forget to brush and floss twice a day!

Heavy Lifting

A Harvard University study found that women whose jobs frequently involved heavy lifting had increased chances of fertility issues. Harvard researchers implied that women whose job required heavy lifting produced 14% fewer eggs than women who did not and that the eggs that they did produce were of a lower quality. Researchers think the reason for this is because the lifting of heavy objects puts a strain on a female’s body and affects its ability to reproduce.

In conclusion, if you’re thinking about conceiving or are trying to conceive, you might want to factor in how your daily and common habits at home and at work can affect your fertility and adjust accordingly. Also, if you’re thinking of seeking fertility treatments abroad, why not Czech out IVF in Prague or egg donation in the Czech Republic? You can find more information on the Medical Travel Czech’s website.