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After Christmas and New Year’s festivities, most of us make resolutions in good faith of improving our health, fitness and nutrition. If you have decided to adopt a more healthy lifestyle in the new year, concentrate on sticking with it. You know maintaining good health requires a balanced diet with regular physical activity, month after month, year after year.

Many make unrealistic goals that cannot be reached, so we fail. If you have had this problem in the past, start off gradually. Do not try to change your whole lifestyle in a week. Start by committing yourself to the Gym for an aerobic workout at a moderate intensity for at least 20 minutes, three times a week. Weight training should be added for a all-round work out.

A balanced diet is also an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Balancing the food you take in is very important to give you energy which you use up through physical activity. This is the key to being a healthy weight. So choose foods that provide lots of nourishment but are low in fat:

  • Breads, cereals, rice and pasta
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Lean meat, fish, poultry and eggs
  • Low fat milk, cheese and yoghurt.


Best of luck from all at the Quality Leisure Centre, Oranmore.