Health-Diet-Fitness

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“>Health is 30% Fitness & 70% Diet-

I love this image, it is so true!

Treat yourself with more respect, remember that what goes in makes you better or worse physically, mentally, emotionally. Eat well, exercise moderately and for goodness sake, get some sleep! Remember to hydrate! 64oz. each day! Eat a variety of foods that are grown- not modified or engineered & when it comes to remaining physically fit, if your exercise routine hurts, burns or leaves you so tired that you can’t have a conversation after 8:30pm- then it’s too damn hard on your body and that simply is adding stress to your life!

 

Take care & be well also means live well & be happy!

Just click and read

This is a great article about the consequences of putting off activity for too long. It’s a quick read,  I encourage everyone to take a minute and click over to The NY Times via this  link: Why It’s So Important to Keep Moving By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS | February 29, 2012, 12:01 am

 

 

 

Be flexible In Forward Motion

So often my clients make excuses about their health based on something that happened and recently changed their “regular” routine.

“Oh, I broke my leg and haven’t worked out in 2 months” or “I just changed jobs and can’t fit ‘it’ in anymore.” Harder yet, I hear about caring for aging parents and sick children…these changes too soon become the new “routine” for people and will certainly add mental and physical stress! Stress adds to weight gain through sleep interruption in-turn leading to poor nutritional choices and self care if you are not aware of your own wellness when there is significant change. Wellness is 360 degrees of your life, take a few moments and regain perspective; remember, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it!

Anytime you have a condition or a situation that interrupts, or lays the foundation for interruption, lasting more than 2 weeks- you need to adjust yourself to stay on the positive side of your own wellness. After all, if you are breaking down while caring for an ill family member, then that presents a whole other set of problems to compensate for…

It is more important then ever, in the face of challenge or change to your “regular” routine (fitness, nutrition and balance), to find a way to recommit to yourself for your continued health and wellness maintenance. If there is a “change” to your life that lasts longer then 10 days-2 weeks and  takes you far from the opportunity to get to the gym or “shop & cook” the best foods, well, then it is actually your new wellness journey! Pivot and turn in the new direction remaining in forward motion! Keep your eye on the ultimate goal…maintaining your personal wellness for the best health you can achieve given the current circumstance.

Wellness is paramount in the face of uncertainty. You choose your journey to stay as well as you can…for your children, for your aging parents, for your spouse, for continued success in your career, etc.  Unless you are laid up in the hospital with an unforeseen challenge, you can seize the opportunity to be flexible. Remember, if you are not able to maintain your “gym” routine, put effort into staying active with 10 minute bursts of aerobic activities 3 times each day (Boom 10). Walk, do jumping jacks, practice deep breathing with long sustained stretching (there you go, 3-ten minute activities!) which can, at the very least, help maintain aerobic fitness and bust some stress, during times of significant change.

Finding yourself on the road more than usual make sure to grab fruit and hearty grain bars for the car because these are better nutritional choices then fast food or those awful gas station energy drinks! Continue to drink lots of water, staying hydrated adds a better sense of well being; it helps your skin by flushing out toxins released by stress hormones during changes that are tough. Plus recall some positive moments from your life that can bring you better perspective on your current challenge with a five-minute self reflection everyday.

Too often I hear about “falling off the wagon”; however, choosing wellness at all times is less of a wagon ride to fall off of! Plainly speaking, your feet are on the current road and when the road changes direction you shouldn’t be walking backwards- you have to stay in forward motion as you move into the next set of life’s journey. Making better choices often actually helps you stay as balanced as possible during the peak times of life change which are actually your current life-reality.

Take care to be well

In the pursuit of Wellness, there is the understanding that every person has stories that make up their core being and create their total wellness picture. Health and Wellness are often used together, but more often separated because “health” seems to be a
word that everyone can identify with medically, while “wellness” just simply
seems vague. A lot of “health” information points to negative physical conditions
of the body and does not make the direct connection to the overall wellness
conditions your life. True Wellness looks at the whole picture, bringing into
consideration each aspect that forms your lifestyle: body, mind, spirit and
environment.

The current push of Wellness is to ignite a sense of personal “health” responsibility towards physical fitness because lifestyle diseases are popping up in
epidemic proportions across the country. Healthy amounts of physical activity
and proper nutrition are fundamental to your healthy body and help avoid lifestyle
related diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and other Coronary Health Diseases. Understanding that when your body is maintained in good health, your mind and spirit are free to grow and be positive while spilling over into good changes for every part of your life, that is the driving energy of In Forward Motion.

Positive choices for continued good health create your wellness in forward motion.