Here’s A Tip From A Personal Trainer: Processed Food Is Not Food

You could spend a significant amount of time reading diet books and websites to educate yourself on the proper way to eat. Let me save you a lot of effort with this one truth: Processed food is not food.

real foodOver thousands of years, our bodies have evolved to need things that actually grow — vegetables, fruits, lean meats and whole grains. These foods contain the vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber your body needs to grow and function properly. So, when your body is given something made from a laundry list of unpronounceable ingredients, it doesn’t know what to do with it.

A lot of ingredients in processed food, like high-fructose corn syrup or processed flour, just don’t do you any favors, nutritionally speaking. Furthermore, there is a growing amount of evidence that some substances commonly put in food may actually be harmful (not just not beneficial) because they can lead to diabetes, obesity and other health concerns.

Now, learning the proper way to eat is a process and sometimes people need help. Working with a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist who has been educated on and has experience with helping people develop a proper diet is one way to help.

At Santa Monica Personal Training, me and my trainers pride themselves not only on coaching our clients about exercise, but on diet and nutrition as well. Exercise and a proper diet work together to create optimal levels of health; it’s hard to reach your health and fitness goals by working only on one and not the other.

If you’d like to talk about exercise and nutrition to a personal trainer, please feel free to contact me.

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The Benefits Of A Corporate Wellness Program

Today, almost every company that provides healthcare benefits to its employees is struggling to control those costs.

personal trainingIt’s a complicated issue, to be sure, but one cost-effective way to reduce the expense of providing healthcare benefits is to institute a corporate wellness program.

Healthcare experts agree that most medical concerns, like obesity and diabetes, can be traced back to three things: a lack of exercise, a poor diet and smoking. A good corporate wellness program will empower employees to address those issues and that, in turn, will lead to a reduction in necessary treatment and a decease in healthcare-benefit expenses.

Now, what an effective corporate wellness program will look like depends on many factors, such as your budget and the size of your workforce. One of the best ways to design an efficient, effective corporate wellness program is to work with a personal trainer who has designed similar programs in the past.

Our personal trainers understand the human body and what it needs to improve health. A personal trainer who has designed corporate wellness programs can take that knowledge and incorporate it into a program that fits you and your business.

Jason Kozma, who leads Santa Monica Personal Training, has developed successful corporate wellness programs in the past. He’d be happy to meet with you and develop a plan for instituting one at your workplace.

To set up a meeting so you can fully understand the benefits of a corporate wellness program, feel free to contact Jason at Santa Monica Personal Training at a time that is convenient for you.

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