If you were given one car for the rest of your life. How would you treat the car and take care of it? This is a question that I constantly think about as if my body is the car. Would you make sure it’s clean, oil changed regularly, spark plugs updated, filters changed, tires replaced when needed and check-ups organised with a mechanic to make sure it’s in good working order.

This is how you should think about your own body. You only have one in your lifetime and it should be looked after to keep it in best working order. There are a number of different things you can do to keep your body healthy. Just the same as a car if built to move and stay moving, so is your body. We aren’t meant to stop moving because when that happens we start to get aches and pains just like a car with start to rust.

The best way to look after your body

The body is something that we as humans don’t understand. The first thing you need to do is understand all the functions of the body so that you can tackle keeping those functions in good working order. This includes what food in the form of micro and macro nutrients your body will need.


Your body needs nutrition to survive. Without this you will become week and not function at your best. Certain functions of your body will need fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Each function will need a certain amount of each. Without them you will age quicker and break down parts of your body. the best way to tackle this is to make sure you have a balanced diet. Insuring all your nutrients you need is in your daily consumption and make sure you are consistent with putting them in your body.


Your body needs movement to keep the joints, muscles, ligaments, cardiovascular system and endocrine system in working order. You will want to stimulate your cardiovascular system (aerobic) by walking, running, swimming or biking. You’ll also want to stimulate your anaerobic system by doing resistance type training like weight lifting, springing or carrying.

If you make sure you add these types of training into your day to day life then you will have a strong body and mind. Be consistent with them to give your body the best stimulus.

Stretch and mobilise the body

The body gets tighter when we get older, do certain exercises and when we are stressed. A great way to release stress and tension in your body is to stretch and mobilise the muscles that feel tight. This includes the muscles around the muscles that feel tight. By stretching you will release tension and make you feel less stressed. You can do this by stretching yourself or going to a local yoga class in your area.

If you are looking for help with any of the above we at Future Health Training have personal trainers, yoga instructors and nutritional therapists to help you. As a leading personal trainer in Ascot we strive to help our clients in many ways. Taking into account that even if there is an issue in one area of the body. There are multiple ways of helping an individual through what needs to be changed in their lifestyle.