There’s little doubt that those who appear to enjoy life the most are those who also tend to be content with themselves. Rather than being ruled by the opinions of others, they choose to base their self-assessment on factors such as their personal achievements, both in the workplace and in their leisure activities. One factor that can either do wonders for an individual’s self-esteem or drain a person of all confidence is his or her physique, an observation that lends credence to the adage – a healthy body means a healthy mind.
We live in an era in which fast foods and largely sedentary lifestyles have seen the incidence of obesity increase to a degree that is now posing a threat, not just to people’s appearance, but also to their health and, over time, to their lives. While an overweight individual may choose to believe there is little that he or she can do to reverse the situation, in too many cases, that burgeoning waistline or double chin continues to be a source of stress that in time could lead to depression.
More often than not, the main obstacle that seems to stand between such individuals and the chance to regain the healthy body that in turn will ensure a healthy mind, is the fear of failure. They understand that losing weight and toning their bodies will involve embarking on a programme of exercise, but either believe it will require too much of their time, doubt that they are sufficiently fit to stay the course, or think that they may simply be too old. Indeed, many of those who elect to sign up at their local gym and give the circuit a try could find that getting back into shape is likely to take a while, and could also involve a fair amount of sweating and straining. Certainly, conventional resistance training is not for everyone.
Fortunately, the quest for a healthy body and the resulting healthy mind has become much more achievable in recent years. This can be attributed to a new form of fitness technology available from Body20 studios around South Africa. Ticking all of the boxes important to the more reluctant participant, our studios offer a programme that can be tailored for safe and effective use by people of all ages and fitness levels.
By replacing weight training with electrically-induced muscle stimulation, the programme can achieve, in just 20 minutes, a workout that would require several hours of conventional exercise. Whether the doorway to your healthy body and mind is weight loss, cellulite reduction, big muscles, or just a more toned appearance, Body20 offers the key.