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Many individuals who survive stroke need to re habilitate and regain as much confidence as possible and reclaim as much of themselves as soon as possible. It’s a daunting experience but with stroke people find themselves really worrying how they are going to manage with everyday tasks.
It is also a very traumatic time for the family and wondering how you are all going to manage and cope can be a very worrying time, but help is at hand especially if you feel that you are out of resources. If that’s how you feel and don’t know where to turn, don’t panic you are in the right place. However, we need to gain as much of you back as possible and it takes some work on your part. So what happens in the sessions?
If this sounds like something that you feel would benefit you then contact Jane either by Email: on email@example.com or Mb: 07801 287 213
I used to love training when I was in international sport. I was fortunate to be able to train with some of the best trainers in the world. The physical training was never an issue for me, training after school and 8 hour days at weekends was great. But when my sport took on a whole new level I needed to up my game. A trainer in the USA took me under her wing and started to train me as they do in the US.
Six weeks I was there and man was I sore. I was exposed to working with some of the finest artistic athletes, learning to do what they did and how they achieved so much. That’s when I was taught about Mental Preparation Techniques. It is a training area rarely visited and understood in terms of its benefits, not only to sporting performances but to anything you are trying to achieve really.
“Once an athlete has mastered all the physical and technical qualities required to be successful on the international circuit, then success becomes 10% physical and 90% mental”
From personal experience I was shown in the USA the value of this technique and once you know how to train your mind to use it correctly. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. It is a great tool to focus on when recovering from an injury too so that you don’t become over focused on the injury.
If you are not achieving the results you want from your current training regime, you may need to look at this because having the skills to accomplish a move and then drilled time and time over is one thing, but how can you be sure you will be able to pull that move out of the bag when it counts the most- in the performance arena, on the big day-
For more details and a full down load visit http://www.virtual-healthclub.com/mental-preparation-for-sports-specific-trainingLearn More
If the thought of going to a gym fills you with dread and anxiety then my studio just might be the solution for you, if you need help with an exercise program or have never exercised in your life.
Maybe you just need an exercise prescription subject to your ability and skills and current state of fitness.
We understand from the amount of publicity on the news and in the news papers just how important exercise is for mental health or shall I say ” your mind health” because of the chemicals it gives off in the brain aids in feel good hormones being released through out your body.
Everyone can do something to help themselves feel better mentally, even if that’s as simple as walk by the sea.
If you need a kick start or help with starting a fitness – health and well being program then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Prolonged stress can have an adverse effect on your health”
We all know that many chronic diseases can be prevented through some simple lifestyle changes and sitting behind a desk all day will not prolong your life.
Apart from the fact that after sitting down and then deciding to go for a run can bring about unwanted injuries caused from sitting for too long to movement without the appropriate attention to warm up and stretching.
Make the shift- move your body -improve your physical and psychological wellness and extend your life.
Personal Wellness training with a holistic and dimensional approach brings out the best in YOU because it is tailored for you!
Virtual Health launches Skype Personal Training Service.
Virtual Health was initially for those individuals who are embarrassed to go to the gym and who were time poor. However, after much nurturing and managing the highs and lows of business, this week I have launched a new personal training concept “Personal Training” through Skype.
Some of our old clients have been in touch this week and live outside the UK or are not in our area and wondered how I could help them as we have previous training history and they didn’t want to train with anyone else or was unable to find the suitable trainer.
Skype seems to be our solution to staying in touch on scheduled training and keeping my valued clients in good shape.
So when you have a moment take a look at our re branded site at http://www.virtual-healthclub.com and or drop me a line on email: email@example.comLearn More
GOUT – What can I do to help myself?
Food choices play a huge role when you are trying to control episodes of gout. Gout can be extremely painful and some of the most common problems can be from our western diet.
Below are some suggestions in your quest to combat a gout episode.
Stop drinking alcohol such as beer and wine.
Abstain from drinking coffee.
Drink plenty of water
Test your acidity levels in your body by investing in a packet of urines strips which will report your acidity levels. Check them on the chart provided.
Your PH levels will probably report a low PH reading and high levels of acidity. Balancing the P H in your body requires you to eat foods which act as an Alkaline to neutralise the acid in your joints. Alternatively you can make an appointment to see your G P and ask for a diet sheet and by following the choices of foods start the process of reducing the painful symptoms you are experiencing.
Making sure you understand the effect of your food choices are having on your body can help keep your body and your immune system in harmony.
If your pelvic floor muscles are weak you will be unable to respond when your body performs dynamic exercises.
Most of us have heard of the pelvic floor muscles but few practise them as much as 3 times a week.
They are there to protect the pelvic organs and embarrassing leakages.
To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles you need to do the exercises three times a day and up to ten sets of ten second holds with also ten short strong contractions daily for about 12 weeks.
Pelvic floor problems are not age related some teenagers also suffer from bladder and bowel control as well. Teenagers, who are heavily into sports at school such as gymnastics for example tumbling, can also experience a weak pelvic floor due to the force on the pelvic floor when landing as does running.
AN EXERCISE CONSULTANT – not your conventional trainer.
Jane Cooper runs virtual-healthclub which is her own business working in the health care profession as a personal training consultant and is qualified and many areas of health amongst other things.
Working with people and helping them take better care of themselves is only part of her criteria in being useful to her clients.
Client retention being that of over 1o years she definitely has something going on. However, exercise and teaching people how to exercise safely and confidently is what she is all about but make no mistake if you are training for an event or a completion she is the girl who can help you gain the edge over your opponents.
She used to be in international sport herself. She was on Team GB in the sport of Baton Twirling which masters the arts of rhythm, hand eye co-ordination, skill, drill, dedication and determination. She also knows how to prepare you for the performance of your life, bringing to the fore her positive mental attitude and mind training techniques.Learn More
Why it is important and what to expect.
Before embarking on any exercise program it is paramount that you undertake a health assessment whether you are on medication or not.In the world of personal training we are governed by a code of practice and have a “duty of care” to our clients in order to make sure you are safe and as free from risk as possibly.
The health assessment follows the initial consultation
What is a health assessment and what does it report?
A health assessment is a measurement of approx 10-12 key indicators of your personal state of health.
They range from blood pressure readings to a variety of tests including body fat measurements, flexibility just to name a few.
The benefit to you is that a health assessment can provide key information and can detect health issues that may prevent the onset of chronic disease such as a stroke.
So, if you are thinking of engaging with a personal trainer this is what you need to know from the health assessment before you start an exercise program.
Normal blood pressure for young people 120mmHg/80mmHg and changes with age to approx 140mmHg/90mmHg any higher than that there needs to be referral to the GP
It’s a known fact that exercise raises blood pressure and is linked to stroke. A responsible trainer will never compromise neither you nor them, but will insist on a health check before prescribing or embarking on any exercise program.
This involves blowing thru a tube for a reading three times and averaging for the score and again if the lung capacity is too low exercise may be impaired.
Measures waist and hips circumference. Too much weight around the waist can lead to health problems.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is the relationship between weight and height that is often associated with health risks.
Some sports specific individuals who have a higher ratio of muscle to fat such as Rugby players have a tendency to fall into the obese category of Body Mass Index scoring when being tested.
Hamstring flexibility or the lack of it, can affect one’s exercise capacity due to their short length so problems may arise with cardiovascular training. Training adaptations are required.
The core area is the area of the body which runs from the shoulders to the hips.
This assessment tests superficial stomach muscles “the one’s you can see- hopefully”
This test maybe inappropriate for some clients, especially those with reduced flexibility, back complaints or have hernia.
This assessment tests the strength of a variety of muscles in your upper body and core.
(If appropriate) means that if the trainer believes the test is going to impair the training the test can be bought in at a later date once you have acquired the skills for that test. However, much does depend on what you are trying to achieve from the program. The trainer will make a decision. The results of the assessment will give you a base line in terms of a starting place at that given time and date.
Remember, that without testing or measuring you will never know how much you are improving or what is changing in relation to body composition and your own personal health.
Our assessment will show you just that!
Exercise prescription also available on request and please don’t be offended if I send you to your GP for further testing should the results dictate.
Jane believes that it’s ok to be curvaceous, shapely and toned but a change of body shape can come about by a mere change in your job, from being active to a sedentary desk job. But all that aside being active has more benefits than just losing and maintaining you weight.
For all those Jane has worked with who have been on a diet are now fatter than ever, if they worked why are we so fat, apart from being fed up and miserable and put chronic stress it puts on your heart which is un maintainable is a psycological nightmare.
Starving yourself of what you want only increases your desire for it, whether it is food related or another topic. It has been made clear to Jane over a period of time that not all people have the correct understanding regarding the difference between slow release sugars like fruit and refined sugar such as sweets, cakes and biscuits and alcohol which have a direct impact on your waist line that are highly addictive?
The more of these foods you eat the bigger your waist line will become and the more of them you keep eating to get your fix. People choose to wear baggy cloth’s instead of fitted one’s so is it a wonder we lose a sense of this feels tight and I better do something about it.
So the question is
For what reason are you so addicted to sugar and do you know how to change it, address that and be honest with yourself and you might stand a chance?
Healthy is not just defined in terms of body, nutrition and exercise the two missing components are your emotional health and your Psychological health and for some it includes spiritual growth.
Weaning yourself from sugar is like trying to stop smoking, it is really difficult without plummeting into low mood due to nicotine stimulating effects on your brain, the same happens when you try to wean yourself from refined sugar.
In her opinion, rapid diets may be the only option if you have to undergo surgery as the risk of not losing weight prior to a major operation may result in serious consequences but this is usually a directive given by the doctor.
If you lose weight too quickly and the fat in your body falls out of the cell the result you are left with is saggy skin and the only option is surgery – Nip & tuck and at a huge cost, not only to you but a huige financial one to.
Exercise is a part of a healthy life style as is nutritian, spirituality and emotional health.Learn More
Shoulder surgery put me out of action with my 1 2 1 gym sessions for a while, but now with support and persistence from you my trainer I have recovered fully and gained the muscle tone back in my arm which had wasted.
Talking to Jane helped me understand what was happening to my Dad. Jane helped me to feel more in control and a lot less useless.
I am 85 Years old, live independently on my own and still travel. Although I am on medication and have the onset of Coronary heart disease I work out once a week and my sessions are adjusted accordingly and as necessary depending on how I feel and how much energy I have. I have lost weight too and thank you for helping me with my diet because I am on the medication Waffarin. My bloods this week perfect.
A thoughtful series of books, written by someone who understands Alzheimer’s.
Your guidance and support has helped me understand that my sister and I are doing the right things for our Mum.
Once a good Coach always a good Coach…. You have always put my brain back in the right place and it’s the first day my shoulder has not hurt – x
When I fell and hurt myself at work, you took care of me, would not let me train and I realised just how much you know about the body. I thought I had hurt with my knee which I found out later with you that the problem stemmed from by back- You are better than my doctor you understand so much about the human body and spent so much time with me until I was better sorting the problem out.
You showed me how to do exercises correctly, now I can do them without causing myself endless appointments at the physiotherapist- you are the best.
I am 88 years old, tried to move the sofa in my flat and hurt myself, thanks for gently manipulating me and putting me back together
Being clear in your instructions and your advice, which you deliver with compassion and honesty, has helped me feel confident and hopeful