What better way way to support your immune system during the pandemic we currently find ourselves in – then by eating the rainbow?...
Mental health is a different matter although many of the coping skills developed through wellness can be utilized in addition to treatment prescribed for mental health issues.
Mental health concerns are often medical and require intervention on a more intensive level through trained professionals. These diagnoses range from minor depression upwards and usually require medical support.
Either way – any support you can get is valuable.
Physical health is vital for overall well-being and is defined as the condition of your body. We not only consider the absence of disease, but also your fitness level when talking about being physically healthy. Not surprisingly, it is the most visible of the multiple dimensions of health: some of the most obvious and serious signs that we are unhealthy appear physically. Addressing this dimension is crucial for anyone attempting to sustain overall health and well-being.
Physical activity is great in keeping our bodies healthy, improving our overall well-being and in improving our quality of life.
When we hear the word ‘nutrition’, for most of us the first thing that comes to mind is that nutrition is important to maintain a ‘healthy’ weight. But nutrition is so SO much more than that, in fact proper nutrition is a critical part of our health and development.
Better nutrition is related to improved infant and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth and it also decreases the risk of chronic diseases of lifestyle such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Put this all together and better nutrition ultimately results in longevity.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Our mental well-being is key to our survival. There is so much in life out of our control that often it is our approach to circumstances that dictate whether we barely survive or thrive through it.
Although stressful situations will continue to come and go in our lives, if we are able to see the situation through a different lens – we can empower ourselves to focus on what matters – our attitudes and beliefs – instead of the panic around us. Our attitudes play an integral role in the way we feel and how we are able to manage our lives effectively.
A belief that you are able to handle whatever comes your way doesn’t exclude the possibility of some real crises surfacing (as we have experienced through COVID-19), and rather than focusing on the extent of the uncertainty, we are able to rely upon our own strengths and ability to adapt and cope.
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"Jolene was my first personal trainer -- and I consider myself lucky that I ended up with her. Her professional approach, infinite patience, gentle humour and determination to guide me through the training programme to the end helped me achieve a pain-free state -- something I haven't experienced for as long as I can remember. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jolene. She's a special one."
Had never been a serious ‘gym’ person, but that all changed when I met Jolene. I’ve been training with her for 10 months now, and am hooked on her style and way of training me. Jo has a gentle persuasive way of making me push myself to do much more than I think possible. In the 10 months, I’ve never done the same workout twice. With Jo being a biokineticist, she understands my body - it’s aches, it’s pains, it’s limitations, it’s max limits and she expertly adjusts my training sessions accordingly. I walk away from each session with Jo tired, but happy and motivated! Jo has helped me fully recover from a grade II/III Rectus Femoris injury 9 months ago, and you be hard pressed these days to know which leg had the injury. I am grateful for Jo’s commitment and recommend her for any fitness journey you would like to embark on.
“I had not set my foot into a gym in over a decade. I was always too lazy and too tired to work out, more so by not being naturally sporty. My life recently changed when I met Jolene, who took me through 2 weeks of free trial training. That was all I needed to become a regular client of hers. Since then, I have been working out with Jolene regularly and the results have been tremendous. My health and energy levels have really improved and losing the centimetres is also really encouraging. Jolene is motivating and knowledgeable in all fitness areas, and is completely in tune with my goals. No session is ever the same. Jolene is very creative in progressing sessions, making them interesting yet equally challenging. I enjoy working out with Jolene and always looking forward to my sessions with her”
“I hired Jolene when I discovered through a Biokinetic assessment that I have less strength in my upper body than what is ideal. She initially worked on stabilizing my weak points in my upper body, and then on building up towards muscular strength and power. I have loved getting the “inside track” from her on all the biomechanics at work in my body. Her knowledge of the body and how it works gave me huge insight in what I was working in my body and added an extra dimension of education and safety, which I really enjoy as a Body Movement Specialist. I have enjoyed her relaxed yet very focused manner in how she facilitates my workouts. Her strengths are her knowledge, her dedication and that she goes the extra mile for her clients. I am grateful I am one of them!"
“Jolene has been absolutely amazing! She ensures that you get the results that you want. With her background in Biokinetics, she ensures that you do the exercises correctly: from correct posture to using the correct muscles to do the exercise. I have definitely seen great results thanks to her expertise and patience.”