This week, I wanted to share a case study with you. I discovered it as part of my ongoing training with Precision Nutrition, and as I read it, I was certain it would be something that would resonate with many of you.
Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something because you weren’t sure if you could do it? You worried about doing things a certain way, or having things look a certain way, so you just didn’t bother to do it all. When you start something, you want to know that everything will run smoothly and it will be easy—right?
Overworked and Overwhelmed Can you relate? Do you ever feel that you’re overworked? How about overwhelmed, and—even worse—underappreciated? Maybe others appreciate you, but you don’t appreciate yourself…
Have you fallen off your exercise wagon? Do you find yourself starting to lapse back into old habits and routines that move you farther away from your fitness goals?
There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to contain probiotics that will benefit the digestive system and promote improved immune health. It’s important to understand how probiotics work in the body, and who should—and shouldn’t—use them.
You’ve heard that being fit is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so today I’d like to give you a glimpse the habits that fit people have. These following seven habits are held by successfully fit people…wonder if you could apply a few to your own life.
Did you know that an important aspect of weight loss is building strength? If you’re trying to lose weight and just doing cardio exercises, you’re missing part of the equation that can increase your weight loss results—and that’s increasing your muscle mass.
I recently blogged about supplements and the importance of getting all the vitamins and minerals the body needs so everything can function properly. Supplementing fish oil (omegas) is a bit more complex than other supplements—you need to know whether or not you need to supplement, how much you need, and how to supplement properly.
You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops …
Here’s a fact that will probably surprise you: it isn’t training that makes you stronger—it’s the rest between training periods that actually improves our fitness.