Welcome to this month's article on Health and Fitness. I’m kick starting ideas in health and nutrition. I've been involved in fitness for over 20 years and also compete in fitness competitions all over the United States. I also attend Private Trainers Association, IFBB Pros Certification Authority. Anyone interested can contact www.propta.com
Before we begin it’s important to check with your physician and get a physical. Make sure your doctor is aware you are planning a workout program. Making time for yourself in today’s world is almost impossible let alone going to a gym to workout. We will start with an article I once read called the mental game. Not only did it talk about eating right but how to start by changing ones way of thinking. Instead of eating something that is unhealthy stop yourself and go for a healthy meal or snack. I use a technique that may help and that is preparing your meals for the week. Each day take a meal with you in a cooler. This may be difficult if you have children but remember to love yourself so you will be around to take care of your loved ones.
Here we go, The GYM, I know you maybe thinking, time is an essence, There is not room in your budget for a membership or may not have the energy. But this is where we change our ways of thinking. Ever notice when you get to the gym and step foot inside your whole attitude changes? This is a time when your Body and Mind can work together. Also if you have children be sure to find a gym that offers childcare. Can’t get to a gym? Now we can become creative. A 40-minute fast walk in your neighborhood or the park is a great start. Find things around your home to lift and be sure to include push-ups and sit-ups.
Let’s not forget to stretch. Stand up, get on your toes, and lift your fingertips to the ceiling. Go ahead---S T R E T C H! Feel the pull in your calves, your abdomen, your shoulders, your arms and your legs! Congratulations! You have just activated almost every muscle in your body!
Most people are “shallow breathers,” This type of breathing causes carbon dioxide to build up in your blood and make you doze-y, snooze-y and lethargic. By taking in a few deep breathes, you will get the oxygen moving through your system again. This will help you to become alert! Take Vitamins and drink plenty of water. Exercising three times a week will promote sleep, lower cholesterol and help you live a longer life.
Let’s not forget: Keep a balance, Body mind and spirit. Being honest with yourself is the key to true happiness. Much work comes from inside. Remember to be in the now. Albert Einstein once said, in the mist of difficulty lies opportunity. So be strong, stay positive, motivated and live your dreams with passion!
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