Get Fit Tips

By Suzanne S. Elliott, M.A., Ed.

Be Good to Yourself: Restore and Renew!

Get FIT throughout the year and give yourself balance, wisdom, serenity, spirit and FUN! There is truth in the art of balancing life. Food, fitness, rest, work, play, are but a few of the many ingredients to the soup of our existence. The magic is in the careful blending of the right amount of each. Taking the time to find our truth and consciously choosing to live in it is perhaps the greatest gift we can give ourselves. This New Year resolve to give yourself YOU time to keep you moving in time. Health is wealth. Exercise and Be Wise. Put FUN in your New Year recipe to make the most out of coastal living.

Food is Fuel. Restore your youthful zest for life by choosing living foods that help your cells celebrate and feel great! Defeating bad eating starts with creating! Create a menu of more fruits, veggies and water to give your body what it’s made mostly of… water! Fuel your hydration and nutrition with a cleanse or fast. We love to start our new year by cleansing and boosting a change to detox after the holiday knocks.

Understand You! The hardest part isn’t exercise or nutrition. It’s your mind. “Your body is your temple, keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in,” – B.K.S. Iyengar. A healthy outside starts from the inside. The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat can influence your life for the next 30-50 years. One of the reasons I love doing therapeutic yoga is its focus on the inside out, train the brain to train the body. It’s all interconnected.

Nutrition is 80% and exercise is 20% of self-care. Respect your body with the right fuel for your body. Move to improve the FUNction of the whole body in every way! Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it. Until you get your nutrition right, nothing is going to change. You are what you eat. Every 35 days your skin replaces itself and your body makes new cells from the food you eat. What you eat becomes you! You have a choice in what you’re made of. Nutrition is far more responsible for your health and your shape more than you ever could imagine. One must eat to live, not live to eat.

GET FIT TIPS from Suzanne Elliott, MA, Ed.
Suzanne has been involved in elderly, kid & teen fitness and Team Training since 1972. She is a Master Yoga Teacher, Health Minister and Life Coach. She and her husband, Joe, live in Cape Canaveral, involved in their city, sponsor Keep Brevard Beautiful Beach Yoga, Walks and

Clean-ups, and together, own H.O.T. YOGA on the Island, Healing. Original. Therapeutic. YOGA. Join their HOTY Team of wellness advocates on Saturday, January 26 from 12-2 PM and sample local healthy food options, yoga demos, live music, blood drive and more for their 13th annual Open House anniversary celebration.