What Little Thing Can I Do Every Day ?
I’m often asked “Koen, what can I do every day that won’t take too long and will help my fitness ?
Without doubt, for general well-being and fitness, I would say, definitely work on your flexibility!
As we get older, your muscles getting tighter, your joints are getting a little bit more rusty, so you need to start working on your flexibility.
You need to keep moving, that’s a given as your muscles have to stay strong.
The more you sit down and not do anything, the harder it becomes.
So, flexibility, moving around, and also just be a little bit more aware of your own body and what you can and can’t do.
If you’re struggling with certain things, let’s say you have a bad knee, you can still do lots of exercises that don’t involve a lot of high impact on your knee.
For example, I had a client who broke a leg but was still able to maintain her exercise routine by sitting on a Swiss ball, taking any load-bearing off the leg.
You work around it, not through it – stressing an already compromised joint or muscle is a certain recipe for disaster.
You don’t want to make it worse, so you have to use different methods.
Depending on your situation, cycling can be a good exercise for example, which is low impact, but it strengthens the knee joint.
Also, things like using stretch bands; keep stretching – it feels good too!
We have lots of videos about this in our 12 week SELF Programme.
WHAT IS THE SELF PROGRAMME ?
The SELF Programme is the result of working with hundreds of people who have decided to change their lifestyles and habits to improve their health and well-being in later life.
It's an ACTIVE EXERCISE programme, devised by Koen Bouckaert, based on 15 years experience doing one-2-one personal training, and with the added value of 5 years as a professional chef in London and Brussels, preparing healthy, delicious meals.
The SELF Programme runs over 12 consecutive weeks and is personalised to You, Your Goals, YOURSELF!
There are 4 modules
S = STRENGTH
E = EXERCISE
L = LIFESTYLE
F = FOOD
The Programme is delivered ONLINE and you are personally supported by Koen over the 12 weeks; depending on your location there may be an option to have a number of face-to-face training sessions.
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