Can you think of areas in your health that might be suffering?
Do you get enough sleep at night? Are you consuming the right amount of nutrients when you eat? Are you exercising? Better yet, are you doing the RIGHT kind of exercise? These are all questions we must ask ourselves. These may seem obvious, but if we’re honest, these are 3 things we all could use more of to better our health, improve our physique, increase our energy, and boost our confidence.
Of course this is probably nothing you’ve never heard before. However, most people are NOT sleeping enough! And when I say this, I mean getting good deep, uninterrupted sleep. Yes, I understand if you have children and not every night is perfect. However, this should be something you strive for each night. If you don’t have kids, you have no excuse! Turn the TV off, shut down your phone, and go to bed. Most of us don’t have a good excuse of why we cannot get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Not only will you just overall feel better, you will have mental clarity, an increase in energy, and your body will be able to function 100% better. Our tip: Keep your room really dark at night (even invest in a black out shade-we love ours!) and keep it cool/cold for the best sleep. We even have this air purifier that acts as white noise and it makes the world of difference!
What do you eat? If you gravitate towards carbs and fat (like most of our country) then your probably not getting all the essential nutrients your body needs. Most likely your diet is low in protein, and you’re consuming more carbs and fat than you actually need. Not sure? Track what you eat for a week using an app (such as My Fitness Pal) and look at your percentages. What are you consuming more of and what seems to be lacking? Then try to balance it all out. A good balance for most people is about 40% carbs, 35% protein, and 25% fat. Then look at the quality of foods you are eating. Are you filling up on foods full of nutrients and vitamins? Yes you can still have treats here and there (We’re all about balance) but does at least 80% of your food providing essential nutrients to your body? Good rule of thumb is the 80/20 rule. 80% of foods in your diet come from whole nutrient dense foods, and then 20% leaves room for the extra “fun” foods. 🙂
Do you exercise daily? What do your workouts look like? Are they sporadic/random? If the answer is yes, then do something about it! Our personal advice, get started on a program that will keep you progressing as time goes on. And stay CONSISTENT at it. We believe everyone should lift weights and focus on increasing their strength and mobility. You should see results as weeks and months pass by and you should be improving and getting stronger. If you aren’t seeing results and haven’t improved, it may be time to question what you are doing. That’s what we’re here for! We train all our clients and design their workouts so that they are always progressing, whether it be getting stronger, enhancing their physique, or improving their mobility/range of motion. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! 🙂