The reason Fit 5-40-5 program works is because it is based on the best available science with respect to biology and body chemistry as it pertains to movement, nutrition and mindfulness.
Movement | Nutrition | Mindfulness : These three components need to be optimized in order to optimize body performance and overall health. Consider these three areas like the legs of a 3 legged stool. All three legs must be working optimally in order for the stool to be firm and steady. If even 1 leg of the stool is not working right, the stool is no longer functioning at its best. The same can be said for exercise, movement and mindfulness in relationship to our health.
Our programs also come with support to help overcome some of the most prevalent roadblocks that can keep us from achieving our goals. You will be teamed up with a FIT Partner who will guide you through your journey and help push you over the finish line.
Finally, our programs are built with versatility in mind. Rather than a one size fits all approach, there is room for choice and adaptations so that every program can work for you.
CHALLENGE BASED PROGRAMS
Trying to make changes to your health can be tough. Partly because it requires changes to your routine which for most people can feel etched in stone. But we know how to break the mold. We’ve built a platform that will gamify your journey. All our available programs are based on challenges that last from 15 to 90 days. You can create your own challenges and work at your own pace or join your group’s FIT Partner challenges and link arms with other people who are on the same journey as you! Whichever you decide, you’re FIT Partner will be there to guide, inspire and motivate you across the finish line.
A study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology in 2010 demonstrated that the length of time it takes for a new behavior to become automatic varies from 18 days to 254 days. According to the authors, missing one day did not hinder progress, however, the more they stuck to the plan, the easier their behavioral change was perceived and the shorter it took for the new habit to form. With FIT 5-40-5 we’ve made it easy to help you form new healthy habits while having fun and meeting new people in the process.
BALANCE FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
We all have busy lives, tons of priorities, , interests, obligations, activities, and relationships all competing for our time. There are the essentials like going to school, going to work, paying bills and taking care of family. But we also have the things that make us happy, like working on a hobby, playing on a team or hanging out with friends. Balance is a key component in our lives if we are to be fulfilled. And health is the same way. This is why we believe that in order to achieve optimal health that all three pillars are met by working on physical (movement), chemical (nutrition), and emotional (mindfulness).
For some, this is self-evident. However, for others, their attempts at improving their health might only focus on diet, exercise, or meditation as stand-alone methods—they don’t necessarily realize that all three components are vital parts of the whole picture.
Exercise affects our state of mind, just as diet affects the function of the brain and our ability to move. We can’t give one aspect more attention than the others, and we can’t rely on the hope that one will be strong enough to compensate for weakness or lack in the other two.
If the only thing you do to take care of yourself is exercise, you might get some decent results, and might even look great, but it won’t lead to you to optimal health. If there’s emotional stress in the house and you’re eating a terrible diet, your body will eventually succumb to chronic stress, no matter how much physical activity you do.