Read this for your own good

Read this for your own good

Total Revolution Fitness is about change, wellbeing and enjoyment. It’s a total revolution in terms of how we think, feel and believe about ourselves, our lives and the world we live in.

It’s about being alive, feeling every day and living it.

It’s no secret that an employee’s physical and mental wellness affects his or her performance at work.
The buzz word at the moment is sustainability, and with modern lifestyle taking its toll on all of us at some point something is going to give.

We are interested in the sustainability of the individual

This is what differentiates us from other companies. That we are 100% focused on you and how we can meet your needs, coupled with the fact that we are literally on your doorstep.

Bottom line - If you want to increase productivity you need to look after your assets and research indicates that the most valuable assets in any organization are the employee, the ones sitting behind
their desks.

Employee management through physical and mental training as well as education will increase productivity…and it is sustainable.

SOME INTERESTING STATS:

For thousands of generations, our environment demanded nearly constant physical activity, but with modern technological advances, such as the Internet, and an increasingly longer work week the playing field has changed and that environment has disappeared.

You can shop, pay bills, make a living, and with Twitter and Face book, even catch up with friends without so much as standing up.

When you sit for an extended period of time, your body starts to shut down at the metabolic level.
When muscles—especially the big ones meant for movement, like those in your legs—are immobile, your circulation slows and you burn fewer calories.

Key fat-burning enzymes responsible for breaking down fat simply start switching off.

If you sit for a full day and those fat burners plummet by 50 percent.

Research shows that for every two hours spent sitting per day, your chance of contracting diabetes goes up by 7 percent. Your risk for heart disease goes up, too, because enzymes that keep blood fats in check are inactive. You're also more prone to depression: With less blood flow, fewer feel-good hormones are circulating to your brain.

The patterns of modern lifestyle have given birth to a new area of medical study called inactivity physiology, which explores the effects of our increasingly butt-bound, tech-driven lives, as well as a deadly new epidemic researchers have dubbed "sitting disease."

Sitting too much will have drastic effect on your posture and spine health When you sit all day, your hip flexors and hamstrings shorten and tighten, while the core muscles that
support your spine become weak and stiff.

Chronic lower-back pain has increased threefold since the early 1990s.

Some of the diseases associated with modern lifestyle (All of which can to some degree be combated with training and awareness) include:

•Anxiety

•Cardiovascular disease

•Mortality in elderly men by 30% and double the risk in elderly women

•Deep vein thrombosis

•Depression

•Diabetes

•Colon cancer

•High blood pressure

•Obesity

•Osteoporosis

•Lipid disorders

And the list goes on…

Company benefits for providing a wellness program include lower healthcare costs, reduced absenteeism and greater productivity and morale. Returns on investment include double-digit decreases
in sick leave, hospital admissions, disability days and per capita workers compensation costs.

THE BOTTOM LINE:

Anyone that reads the above will understand the severity of the situation. We feel that it’s time to take action.
The solution for most office employees is often the ‘quick fix options’ of sweets or simple carbohydrates to spike the post lunch downer, or the consumption of excess amounts of caffeine or cigarette smoking, which leads to fluctuating and unstable blood sugar levels which inevitably lead to decrease in performance on all levels.
The time most people get to exercise is either pre or post work, and because of time constraints and lack of motivation this is simply not happening, and if it does its too sporadic.

Hectic lifestyles, high stress levels, lack of training and poor diet are going to have an effect on mental state and physical performance. Depression and lack of motivation are radical problems which can show dramatic decreasing when exercise is included in the daily routine.

“An ounce of prevention today is worth a pound of cure” – benefits include:

Enhances feelings of well being (endorphins); decreased anxiety and depression;
Betters stress management.
Improve sleep (influence by stress/anxiety)
Increased energy levels
Reduces risk factors for heart disease:
§ Decreased BP
§ Decreased Cholesterol
§ Decreased Body fat
§ Decreased Insulin needs; improve glucose tolerance – exercise works like insulin- body can store glucose
§ Decreased Blood platelet adhesiveness and aggregation
Decreased cardiovascular disease,
Decreased stroke,
Decreased type 2 diabetes,
Better posture - reducing back ache, neck and shoulder pain
Decreased osteoporotic fractures (woman)