What signs of better strength, wellness, and living have you seen since Fitness and Living Jigsaw: Number 9?
Remind yourself again: You deserve to live well and be well. Making fitness and good nutrition a routine, a habit, and expression of how you respect yourself is essential to developing a desire to get moving and stay moving.
It is imperative to understand the power of health and wellness. One of the most critical factors in the process of physical, mental, and emotional wellness is you. Your creativity, choices, workout equipment, awareness of your own abilities, evaluation of health goals, and execution of good habits is essential. Execution and implementation can be a challenge, although without implementing the proper healthy habits all the reading of exercise articles will not make you physically stronger. Rather than a specific plan, this article supplies guidelines, inspiration, and ideas to spark your interest.
Often I am asked about my routine for healthy living and how I maintain good fitness, especially when I am regularly baking, cooking, and always on the hunt for excellent restaurants. No big secrets here. I eat well, get a good amount of sleep, rest, and give my body and mind a good workout. If anyone knows a thing or two about fitness and nutrition, it’s me. And if I can do it, you can too. A background of teaching health and physical education, as well as a lifelong interest in nutrition, has been essential to maintain an excellent level of fitness, energy, and strength for me.
Models, actors, athletes. The images we see in ads, movies, and media can influence our goals and perceptions. Keep in mind the people in those professions spend a lot of time and have a lot of time to look their best. Or computer graphics best. Rather than focusing on images in media, focus on health and wellness for the mind, body, and soul. We all approach fitness at various levels, perspectives, and habits based upon previous experiences and family environment. Take a moment to reflect upon good values, the ideas you hold close, that will be the center of what gets you physically fit. Structure your day, fight for the time to eat well and get physically fit. Work toward betterment, not perfection. Be prepared to respond in life. That means being ready to plan out options and alternatives to preserve your health and wellness. We all know life is a continual journey, full of difficulties and blessings. Put on some good music, turn up the volume, and get liberated from those unhealthy habits.
Working out is not enough for our bodies. Diet, what you eat, what you buy at the store and bring home to your kitchen, is highly significant to strong abs and obliques. Purchase and prepare foods that satiate your appetite. Eat seasonally and enjoy the monthly flavors. Your fitness routine also needs variety. Mix up your activities. Sleep is also key. The body, mind, and soul need rest and revitalizing. Sometimes preparing yourself is the key. Remind yourself in verbal or written form to workout the next day or after work. Repeat that reminder each night before you go to bed. This mantra may be the key to applying the health and wellness information you know to do.
Eat. Enjoy. Satiate. Satisfy. Get nutrients. Deal with emotions. Make something beautiful to make your belly happy. Breathe. Those daily habits make a difference. In my book, candy, cakes, cookies, and desserts are not the devil. Too many sweets and too often is not good. Not to worry though. Take a breath. If you get off the path of healthy living, I’m confident you can do better next time. As David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD stated, “Overeating doesn't make us fat. The process of becoming fat makes us overeat. In other words, hunger and overeating are the consequences of an underlying problem. Follow a simple lifestyle prescription focused on enjoyable physical activities, sleep, and stress relief to improve metabolism and support permanent behavior change.”
Jigsaw Number 10: Lower Body and Stronger Bones
As part of improving flexibility, agility, and coordination change up your routine with donkey kicks or bowling. Begin with either activity and then work up to doing more of that exercise. You may find doing variations on your movements or speed and distances make working out more interesting for you and you may see better results.
Donkey kicks, bent-leg kickbacks, are key to your fitness program. The gluteus maximus is the major backside muscle that assists with the motion of the pelvis, legs, balance, and posture. If beginning an exercise program, seek out an excellent trainer that can teach you proper and effective technique. A donkey kick is performed in the tabletop position while on your hands and knees. The abdominals are held in while performing repetitions of the kicks. One leg at a time is lifted behind you, raising the leg out in a parallel formation.
Bowling is another significant option to develop stronger bones. This activity works the quadriceps, hamstrings, and upper body. Proper technique, shoes, and choice of bowling ball is important to gain the most out of the activity and prevent injury. Locate a well maintained bowling alley. Look for a clean environment, excellent floor conditions, and referrals. Select a bowling ball that is approximately ten percent of your weight, a comfortable grip to hold with your fingers, and smooth without any divots and cracks. If after awhile of warming up with the bowling ball your arm is tired or hurts, look for a lighter weight ball. A customized bowling ball is an outstanding investment if you bowl a lot or want to join a bowling league. Stretching the chest, arms, hands, knees, hips, and feet before a game of bowling is also necessary to prevent a sports injury.
Join with your family and friends today. Find a locale to work out that gets you inspired. Then return here and share your progress, tips, and what you learned. Please remember all information is of a general nature and is furnished only for education. See a doctor or medical professional for your own personal fitness advice.
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Note: All information is of a general nature and is furnished only for education. See a doctor or medical professional for your own personal fitness advice. Use of this information is at your own risk in regard to any losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims.
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