Staying Healthy. The Best Tools For Success | Mobility Clinic
Being healthy is not about strict diets, working out excessively or drinking teas that will help you lose water weight. Being healthy is all about balancing your life and when we say balancing your life we are referring to your workout routines, eating habits and your ever so important beauty sleep.
Are You Becoming Unhealthy?
Picture “good health” as a balanced chair. This chair represents your immune system, which is held up by three legs: nutrition, rest and exercise.
When one or more of the three legs supporting the chair is off balance it will lead to a decline in your immune system, which allows diseases to propagate.
So how do you make sure you’re keeping your immune system and health balanced?
Nutrition, Routine and Rest
What should you eat? How much of it and when? Why?
Consuming Macronutrients like protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats, along with micronutrients like vitamins and minerals will help you on your way to becoming or staying healthy.
Think of your nutrition in terms of color, variety and freshness. Pairing lean protein with vegetables and whole grains is a great way to start.
Change your lifestyle slowly but surely
Pacing yourself and implementing changes to your eating habits over time will ensure success in accomplishing your goals and help you maintain the goal over time. Eventually your small changes will become habits and making good choices won’t seem like a choice at all.
The smallest changes can help.
If you don’t want to completely eliminate the foods you love from your diet, and you want to indulge every once in a while… go ahead. You don’t have to be perfect and neither does your nutrition.
The Best Tools For Success
You might not be used to applying these four tips to your life, but it makes sense to do so!
1. Eat more often.
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack is what your daily routine should look like when it comes to your eating habits. Eating six small and healthy meals a day, will help keep your metabolism going, and provide you with plenty of energy.
2. Incorporate Resistance Training
You might feel that sweating on the treadmill is all you need, but in reality your body is a little more demanding. Adding resistance training will not only give you more energy and stamina, but it will also shape and tone your muscles for better definition and body posture.
3. Drink lots of water
You’ve probably heard it before, but drinking at least 8 cups of water per day can really have some positive effects on your mind, body and health overall.
4. Rest Up!
Sleep is essential for your health and overall well being. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep helps the brain improve memory, keep weight gain at bay, make you and your senses more alert and helps control your mood.
Cardiovascular health and immunity are also directly linked to the amount of sleep you get!