COLUMN: David Fairlamb

THE success of the Fit Factor Active8 in losing more than 30 stone in 12 weeks has proved doubters wrong.

THE success of the Fit Factor Active8 in losing more than 30 stone in 12 weeks has proved doubters wrong.

There were some people who thought that only a small amount of weight would be lost and certainly not enough to show a significant change using ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures.

These doubters are now eating their words because the staggering changes have shown that you can turn your life around, physically and mentally, in a very short space of time.

This week a new report has highlighted that not exercising enough can be as deadly as smoking – and that we in the UK are among the worst offenders.

Around 17% of deaths in the UK are caused by inactivity, according to doctors at Harvard Medical School, who claim that just over 63% of us are failing to meet recommended levels of activity.

It’s shocking statistics like these that the Great North Fitness Revolution aims to combat.

Although Fit Factor may have only helped a small number of people turn their lives around, I've had such a positive response from readers of The Journal and listeners to Real Radio Breakfast with Gary & Lisa where I announced the winner.

Many commented on how well the eight had done and how they’ve been inspired to make lifestyle changes in order to look and feel as good as them.

The changes over the 12 weeks are one thing, but carrying it forward is another. That is why each of the eight have set their next short-term target, which will focus their mind and body.

Setting and hitting realistic targets is important for everyone, as is staying patient.

Staying positive and believing in yourself is the key. If you are doing the right things the results will come.

Some may need more structure in their lives in order to achieve, but if you want it badly enough you will make the changes.

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