Well, I have decided to take the plunge and finally join a formal program in getting fit, but there are so many option apps and devices! To start off I have joined the discovery health 12-week challenge. This forms part of the life well get fit programme.
Here is an outline of the programme from the discovery site
In the battle against lifestyle-related diseases, we have strengthened the Vitality programme with tailored wellness journeys you can use to achieve your health goals and lead a healthier lifestyle.
The Vitality LiveWell Programmes are tailored to support your individual health needs as you take a personalised journey to better health. In 2014 you’ll get added support to improve your individual healthWe’re introducing a number of Vitality LiveWell Programmes to guide you on an ongoing basis to lose weight, get fit, eat healthily and manage health conditions. Each programme uses the latest clinical recommendations and research and was developed with local and international experts. The programmes have a strong clinical foundation, with a state-of-the-art communication and advice platform to keep you motivated and committed to improving your health and lifestyle behaviours. The Vitality LiveWell Programmes will be easy to use will be easy to get started and get healthier with Vitality LiveWell Programmes. All you have to do is find out your Vitality Age on www.discovery.co.za and understand how healthy you are in relation to your actual age. Your Vitality Age calculation gives Vitality an in-depth understanding of your health profile and based on this, we can recommend up to three Vitality LiveWell Programmes that will help improve your health the most. Following a recommended or chosen Vitality LiveWell programme, there are five Vitality LiveWell Programmes that will be tailored to support your individual health needs. After finding out your Vitality Age, Vitality will recommend programmes according to your health results – from managing lifestyle behaviours to health conditions. The Vitality LiveWell Programmes will guide you to: Get fit Eat healthily lose weight manage heart healthManage diabetes you can also choose a Vitality LiveWell Programme based on your personal health goals. Whether it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to manage a specific area of your health, every Vitality member will find a Vitality LiveWell Programme tailored to your specific lifestyle or clinical wellness needs. Engaging with the Vitality LiveWell ProgrammesThe Vitality LiveWell Programmes will run over 12 weeks and will give you access to advising, wellness specialists, personal support and tools to guide you along your wellness journey. Each programme includes a tailored combination of Online assessmentsFace-to-face health consultationsWeight, nutrition and fitness trackersTools, calculators and expert adviceSupport tools, like recipes, meal plans, information, Vitality partners, and more. Earn Vitality points on your personalised wellness journey you can earn up to 5 000 Vitality points for completing the top recommended Vitality LiveWell Programme. You will also earn Vitality points for the second and third recommended programmes, up to a total of 15 000 Vitality points a year. These points will be in addition to Vitality points you earn for other activities. How Vitality points for the top recommended Vitality LiveWell Programme will work: Week one – join your top recommended programme and earn up to 500 Vitality points. After each of the three four-week cycles – earn up to 1 000 Vitality points depending on your participation and activities you complete. At the end of the 12-week cycle – earn up to 1 000 Vitality points depending on your participation and activities you complete. Review your health results after completing the programme – earn 500 additional Vitality points.