Managing your Lifestyle is vital for a fun-filled, happy and productive life. Not living a healthy and balanced lifestyle can cause many physical and mental health problems.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (amongst others) South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa with more than two thirds of women and one third of men being classified as overweight or obese. To make matters worse this is no longer only an adult problem. One in four girls and one in five boys between the ages of 2 – 14 years are overweight or obese.
An unhealthy, inactive, stressful lifestyle causes us to gain weight, feel tired and experience a general lack of zest. This is often associated with metabolic syndrome diseases, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
The Healthy Lifestyle Programme is designed to help you live a balanced lifestyle. By answering specially designed questions in each module, you will be able to identify danger areas in your life. A qualified healthy lifestyle consultant will help you to identify danger areas in your life and assist you to set specific SMART goals focused on improving your overall health.
You will be able to monitor your progress using fitness trackers that can track your quality of sleep, fitness level and calorie consumption. This is the reason why this programme is so successful.
The Programme is presented over 6 modules with about an hour spent on each module.
Sleep is vitally important to good health and performance, especially as we get older. This module sets out important information on this topic, including the impact of not getting enough sleep. It also contains helpful hints for improving your quality of sleep.
It is especially important to keep fit. Staying active will also help you to improve your sleep and might even assist you with mental health difficulties. Staying active can be fun and improve your zest for life!
To stay healthy, you need to look at what you consume. Two important areas are diet & managing the intake of substances that interfere with relaxation & exercise. This module will help you to understand these concepts and make appropriate changes.
Resilience is perhaps the most crucial factor to a happy and healthy life. It is the ability to cope well with adversity and adapt when things are difficult. Resilient people are healthier, live longer and are less prone to depression.
We hear it all the time – life is getting more stressful. Managing stress is all about taking control of your thoughts and emotions and the way you solve problems. This module will help you to better understand stress and manage it more effectively.
Communication is important in relationships both at home and at work. It allows us to organise our lives and make decisions more effectively, as well as work together on situations, share concerns and support each other.