Monday, October 13, 2014

7 habits of highly fit people #4 - Win-Win-Win by balancing nutrition, exercise and rest!

  1. Get started!
  2. End Goal – weight or waist size or body image?
  3. Kitchen first, gym second!
  4. Win-Win-Win by balancing nutrition, exercise and rest!
  5. Listen to your body – don’t over fuel it or over work it!
  6. Learn what others are doing and share what works for you – synergize!
  7. Learn as much about nutrition and fitness as you are interested in!

Fit people know the benefits of healthy nutritional choices, coupled with exercise and sleep.  There is so much research coming out on the effects of too little sleep or sleep that is constantly interrupted.  As hard as this might be to believe, some of the healthiest people are getting 7 -9 hours of uninterrupted sleep daily.  

The health benefits are remarkable in reducing stress levels, increasing energy and improving attitude. 

Finding the balance for exercise may prove to be a bit of a challenge for many people who spend long hours at the office.  No matter what the research says, people tend to disregard the findings that clearly state there is a slide of diminishing returns when one works past 40 hours.  The research claims you are not as productive after 40 hours as you were before.  Be that as it may, try to fit some extra walking in during your day.  

Learn to be creative, try a walking meeting instead of sitting for one or take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you have an office and can close the door, think of doing some pushups in between calls or you can even try the 7 Minutes workout – an App on your smart phone.  I have found a wearable device, such as Fitbit to be incredibly motivating.

Finally, refer to Habit 3 – Kitchen first, gym second to consider how to make healthier nutritional choices.

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