Hello and greetings! First of all I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Reinhold. I was always very sporty as a child, doing various forms of sport. Then, as a teenager, I did competitive sport as a footballer for LZ Tirol and in the Tyrolean team. After that I went to business school (HAS). This was followed by a three year apprenticeship in a well-known hotel in Mayrhofen. Later, I learnt classical massage and sports massage in a school of massage, educating myself further in various sport sciences, with therapists and chiropractors, including courses in foot reflex zone massage, chiro techniques of indigenous peoples (yogis), qi gong, tai chi, yoga, autogenics, all types of massage, etc. I am an INWA licensed Nordic walking instructor and trained as a professional wellness instructor, which was a very interesting and comprehensive training. But enough about me – let’s talk about wellness. There are three pillars to wellness: nutrition, fitness and relaxation … and I am responsible for precisely these three fields.
- Nutrition: We naturally consider what products we use, where they come from and how we process them. Most important of all is a balanced and varied diet consisting of:
50 – 60 % carbohydrates | 20 % protein
Nutrients: 20 – 30 % fat, sufficient vitamins and minerals, dietary fibre and bioactive substances.
For the carbohydrates we ensure that we include enough starch, cereals and potatoes – in other words complex sugars (Polygarchoride). For protein, we try to increase the biological value by combining foods and ensuring that we include enough vegetable protein. For fat, we use as much unsaturated fatty acid as possible, in the form of olive oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower seed oil etc. Many of our products come straight from the farm, such as milk, yoghurt, quark and some cheese products. We bake all our bread ourselves, with the exception of the bread rolls. We also produce some liqueurs ourselves and you are welcome to try them free of charge at the bar.
We could carry on for hours about nutrition, but now let’s move on to fitness.
- Fitness: Sport or exercise should be part of our daily lives. The best health benefit can be achieved by endurance activities using major muscle groups either by running, cycling, swimming (thermogenesis!), Nordic walking, walking, cross-country skiing, etc. Of course, the right dose is all-important (pulse rate, subjective feeling, etc.), as is the person himself: who should be doing what? Running, cycling (orthopaedic problems, obesity, etc.).
The positive effects are enormous. I’ll name but a few.
Cardiovascular sport: decrease in heart disease, improvement of cholesterol levels, reduction of arteriosclerosis, lowering of thrombosis risk, etc.
Lung: increase in respiratory volume, improvement in breathing economy
Muscular system: becomes more elastic, tensions disappear, susceptibility to injury drops.
Joints: improved mobility.
Problems of the spine and posture are suppressed.
Body composition: fat ratio drops.
Weight: excess weight is reduced.
Underweight is counteracted through added muscle mass.
Aging process: the performance of an older endurance athlete is comparable with that of an athlete who is 20-30 years younger.
Mind /stress: increase in quality of life.
We could list a whole lot more positive effects of sport on health.
- Relaxation and energy balance: These are really important, especially nowadays when everyone either has or is talking about stress. When hardly anyone is in a state of equilibrium: (Homeophase) some are on a high – hyperactive, while others are at rock bottom – depressed.
Everyone should take a few minutes for themselves every day. You can do it anywhere: in the cable car, in the waiting room, on the train, etc.
Focus on yourself, with simple breathing exercises to meditate and relax.
And most important is rethinking your daily life. How can I make things easier for myself?
Your Vitality Coach