Keep moving to keep healthy for the rest of 2020

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki with Personal Trainer Steve Roberts

2020 has truly been unprecedented with COVID-19 casting a shadow over so many day to day activities.

Personal trainer Steve Roberts is now urging everyone to re-set their New Year’s resolutions and re-start their healthy lifestyles.

“Forgive yourself for not doing what you set out to do from a resolution perspective. Make it simple, like a 10 minute walk at lunchtime instead of sitting in the same spot looking at your phone,” Mr Roberts said.

“The biggest health struggles relate to a breakdown in social connection as setting and maintaining accountability motivates people to improve their health,” he said.

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki is hopeful the easing of restrictions will allow people to start focussing on exercise and movement to advance health and emotional well-being.

“We have faced significant challenges in 2020 and now as restrictions ease there is an opportunity to invest in our physical and mental health,” Mr Janetzki said.

“Gyms are re-opening, local exercise groups are re-connecting and some local community sports clubs are re-commencing fixtures. Although the seasons are significantly shorter, the comradery and social interaction is back and that’s a wonderful thing to see,” he said.

As a starting point Mr Roberts is urging people to find what works for them.

“Find a starting point, that could be seeing your GP for a health check, booking a health consultation with an Exercise Physiologist or take a health self-assessment to determine your health rating and readiness to change,” Mr Roberts said.

“We are all unique individuals with a brain unlike anyone else, it’s best to choose what you enjoy doing or eating (healthy) then build some practice, routine and variation into that,” Mr Roberts said.