Being healthy should bring you joy, not stress! A.I.M. Health's goal is to provide you with accessible tools, educational tips, and achievable actions that promote a healthy lifestyle so you can feel your best!
Learn to thrive, not just survive.
Are you foggy, tired, anxious, or stressed everyday? Do these feelings keep you from functioning normally? You should be thriving, not just surviving! You are meant to be awake, alert, energetic and happy. Consistent exercise, along with healthy eating habits and proper sleep, will shift how you feel. The best part, once you start exercising you will want to take care of yourself by eating better and sleeping more. It may take some time, but you can do it. Oh, and you might drop a few pounds, get toned, and smile more in the process.
It's about progress, not perfection.
Feeling (and looking) good is a lifestyle and it does not happen overnight. There is no magic pill, diet, procedure or secret. Practice a healthy lifestyle and the changes will come. Be patient and kind to yourself along the way. Some days are better than others and that's just life.
Big results are the sum of small choices.
Life is busy. Fitting in a daily workout may feel impossible, but it is achievable by exercising in smaller increments. Physical activity can be incorporated into your normal day: take the stairs instead of the elevator, do 5 push-ups every hour, run errands on foot and do an A.I.M. Health workout at home. These little efforts add up to a good workout. Some is always better than none and every little bit counts!
Always give your best effort.
The mind quits long before the body quits. You are so much stronger and better than what that critical, negative voice in your head tells you. If you are consistent in your workouts and healthy lifestyle that voice will diminish. Give it your best effort and you will increasingly feel more positive, empowered and capable.
Avoid extremes and strive for balance.
Achieving balance is the key to optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Working hard must be matched with proper restoration and recovery. Flexibility is equally important as strength to keep your muscles feeling good and joints moving in their full range of motion. Eating well all day deserves some (dark) chocolate at night.
Sustainability is key for long-term effects.
Workouts should challenge you, but not break you. Exercising should be a sustainable practice that improves your quality of life, betters your mental health, encourages you to eat healthier, and gives you the functional ability to perform everyday tasks like picking up your kids.