Being a role model is many things, including physical appearance. Its not about preaching to them, it’s about setting an example.
However it’s not about everyone being a ninja kicking, back flipping lunatic that runs an iron man every Friday.
It is about showing our youth that it’s good to improve and to better yourself, and if they see the staff try and the difference it makes, it encourages them aswell.
You don’t better yourself for others, you do it for yourself.
Dieting is the completely wrong word, you are describing the yo-yo dieting or the crash fad diets that are harmful and serve little purpose. This is the misinformation of the fitness industry. It’s designed to confuse you so you spend money.
It’s about taking positive steps in your life to improve. The little things make up the big things.
If you don’t view it as “weight loss” and get a goal, run a marathon, run 5km, cycle 20km, walk 1km, do 50 press-ups, do a muscle up, whatever it is, it’s about making a goal and hitting it, you can’t hit what you can’t see.
Unfortunately you do have a minor point in the fact that it’s over complicated and over hyped and there’s so much misinformation floating around, but that’s because of the fitness industry and people being too naive or ignorant to work hard and look for an easy solution. So surely the way to combat this for our kids is to be the change ourselves and to be that role model?
And it’s not just women, the number of blokes being affected by eating disorders and body dysmorphia and steroid abuse has grown incredibly. And why? Lack of information or misinformation. And arguably lack of decent role models. The amount of times I hear lads talking about “needing to get big” for the Forces, when it’s about being robust and more about endurance instead of bench pressing a car. How do we combat this? Role models, encouragement and correct information from a young age. There are several other factors including decreasing testosterone through the generations but what’s a different topic.
Humans have been fascinated with eating and exercise since the dawn of the human race. Ever since we were running down antelope on the plains. The problem now is, it’s over hyped, full of chemicals, and everyone is selling something.
When you were a kid you properly had wholesome foods, and your parent could probably cook something, these days the food is polluted with chemicals and barely anyone cooks beyond through something in a plastic container in a microwave.
Maybe the Original poster wanted to feel more pride when in uniform or feel like a better example when in uniform? Or maybe it had nothing to do with uniform and wanted to improve herself and used the uniform as an excuse to ask people she thought might have had a good idea?
There’s numerous reasons why people want to improve themselves, and the way tomdeal with it, isn’t a barrage of “health at every size” rubbish but to respond positively and give her enough choices to find what works for her or is he best thing suited for her lifestyle.
You would be surprised what the cadets say about staff members, and of course the Regulars have their own opinions.
If it’s never been a topic of conversation, it’s probably because you have no interest in it, I don’t run about talking about fitness and food all the time, but if that topic comes up or if someone has just told me they beat their Personal Best time at running X amount then why can’t congratulate them and discuss it? No one is saying we need to be gobbing off about calories every 2 seconds, and I hate those fitbits and all this tracking stuff(its far too socialist for me). But people like to talk about their endeavours and their achievements.
And I would happily talk to you about nutrition and fitness Tef, any day, let’s chat. I have bulked, I have cut, I have been 75kg, I have been 120kg, I have deadlifted, pulled up, pushed up, jumped up, ran, swam and squatted all sorts. I enjoy fitness and talking about it.
I could bore you about estrogenic chemicals, E numbers, the food chain, testosterone, “super foods” and whatever edible lovelies you can find in nature.
Any time brah.