The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that by the year 2015 there will be approximately 2.3 billion overweight people in the world, with some 700 million of these people being obese. These alarming statistics have seen innovative measures arise to decrease the problem.
In today’s fast-paced and ever changing society it is easy to forget about health and fitness and get caught on the fast food roundabout and lead a sedentary lifestyle. However, this need not be the case, thanks to the innovative foresight of health consultants like Eloise Howard, who are seeking to reduce obesity and educate on alternatives that will allow people to eat well, move well, and live well.
Howard, who has been in the fitness industry since 2006, holds a bachelor degree in health, a diploma in nutrition, and a certificate 3 and 4 in fitness.
The motivation to develop her innovative practice, Eat Well Move Well Live Well, came from the desire to promote healthy living says Howard.
“I completely believe in the value of good health equalling a fulfilling life that is full of quality and enjoyment,” said Howard. “I have a passion for living myself and this theory in my own life has allowed me to enjoy the benefits. I thought to myself, ‘if I know how to achieve good health and I know through my own personal experience the fantastic benefits that people can enjoy by living their lives this way, why shouldn’t I share this with as many people as possible?’ And, that’s how Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well was born,” she said.
“The approach is a holistic view of health. It is about diet, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle, these are combined to give people the opportunity to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Eat Well Move Well Live Well aims to educate, motivate and inspire each and every client to achieve this.”
“Eat Well Move Well Live Well takes into consideration the individual and their own health needs and wants. This means that each program is tailored to each person,” said Howard. “If clients know that the advice they are recommended to follow will not only help them achieve their health goals but will fit in with their lifestyle, they are more likely to take on board the advice and start to implement these changes as part of their health journey. Plus, Eat Well Move Well Live Well comes to your home, office or any other place of convenience, and sorts out a health plan to suit you. So there are no excuses,” she said.
Howard believes that help is needed to continually achieve health and fitness goals.
“Achieving and maintaining good health is a continuous journey and each individual has differing wants and needs for their own health outcomes. This is why Eat Well Move Well Live Well works with clients individually to ensure they are meeting their own health goals and not those of someone else,” said Howard. “It is a journey, so there will be ups and downs, and times when clients may find the journey a bit hard or may fall off the wagon. This is where Eat Well Move Well Live Well helps them stay on track and remember why they decided to take the journey in the first place,” she said. “With the business having such a strong passion and belief in the value of good health, we want as many people as possible to learn and make the changes to live their lives with this same passion.”
Eloise Howard says that in order to make these necessary changes it is important that you acknowledge that you need to make changes to your lifestyle.
“First and foremost, people need to want to implement these new healthy changes into their lifestyle. This can be easily achieved by implementing an individual approach to their health plans,” said Howard. “The perfect balance will be dependent on the individual, but ultimately if you incorporate 30-minutes per day of activity into your life, and work hard enough to get things done without overstressing yourself then you can enjoy quality time with family and friends,” she said.
Howard says that she maintains her own health and fitness by running, playing sports, and going to the gym regularly.
“I go to the gym regularly and I enjoy running. I am training for a half marathon in 2012. Plus, I play team sports like Netball and think of ways I can keep active everyday with everything that I do,” said Howard. “I also make sure I eat well and eat foods that are fresh and in season. Summer is a great time to try new fruits and veggies that we may not have available during the colder winter months,” she said. “I try to choose foods that are as close to their natural state as possible and are fresh, colourful and delicious.”
Howard believes that good foods fuel the body.
“Nutrition is vital in terms of achieving good health,” she said. “we must fuel our bodies with good quality foods in order for it to run well. Think of foods that are fresh, in season, and as close to their natural state as possible.”
Eloise Howard suggests organising yourself to stay active so that you live a healthy lifestyle.
“Leading a healthy lifestyle is not hard,” said Howard. “All it takes is a little organisation and motivation, then once you feel the benefits of good health, you will never look back. Staying active does not mean you have to spend hours sweating it out in the gym,” she said. “Instead, think of ways you can keep active throughout the day at work, home, and when out-and-about, such as taking the stairs not the lift, getting off a station earlier and walking to work or having a ‘walking’ meeting instead of a coffee meeting. It all adds up. Aim for 30 minutes a day.”