Healthy Head, Healthy Heart.

A healthy head is the key to a healthy heart.

In our most recent blog we look at how a change of mindset can go a long way to helping long term health goals. It’s about mind over matter. A clear and positive mindset is half the battle to helping yourselves become healthier. The majority of people don’t need to be told what to do or how to do things whilst using the gym, but one thing is for sure and that is that most of us could use a little more motivation from time to time, this goes a long way to helping individuals achieve their goals.

Regular exercise leads to a healthier life. Despite the availability of gyms and health clubs, many people fail to get a sufficient quantity of exercise. One reason people do not exercise is their workout environment.

Gyms and health clubs provide exercise rooms that are temperature/climate controlled, gyms and health clubs also provide TV and music as entertainment options for select exercise equipment this can play a big part in how long or how little we spend on a certain piece of equipment. If people find themselves engaged in something whether that be something on the TV or the music they are listening to has them “in the moment”, it has a positive effect on how much certain people do. At Riverside Sports & Leisure Club we hope to provide the best possible environment for you to train in.

What gym equipment can be the key to achieving your goals of becoming healthier?

Walking or running on a treadmill is a brilliant source of exercise that puts far less stress on the body than walking or running on a flat surface outdoors like concrete pavements whilst road running.

Why are heart rate monitors on cardio machines so vitally important to sustaining good health?

Treadmills offer the option for its users to keep a close eye on their heart rate, this is a very important aspect of the treadmill for users who have suffered or are currently suffering with health related issues. To be able to know the exact heart rate you are working at allows you to never to do much if you have a guided plan to stick too. This helps participants determine exactly how much pressure they can put their body under before going to far. This can be used as a guide for people to use on a path to becoming healthier.

Do you know what your heart should be working at?

Have you ever became breathless from a 10 minute warm-up? Whilst looking around at others who can run for an hour and barely seem out of breath. Are they working harder than you? The answer ultimately lies in your heart.

Written By Ben Hands, Duty Manager, Riverside Gloucester