Thursday, January 14, 2010

7 things you can do today

7 Things You Can Do Today

Workout: Being active will relieve stress, increase your strength and endurance, increase your energy and increase your confidence. Do not put it off another week. Just get outside or get to a local gym and start now!

Eat Healthy: Another one that can be done immediately. Decide to make the change. A healthy nutrition plan will fuel your body for your workouts and your busy days. It will also give you more energy, get your metabolism revved up and improve your mental edge. The majority of your foods should come from fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats.

Drink more water. The average person should be drinking at least ½ of their bodyweight in ounces of water. So if you weigh 150 pounds, the minimum water you should be drinking is 75 ounces. If you are active or an athlete you need more. Being hydrated can speed the recovery process after workouts, keep you hydrated and feeling good and assist in maintaining a normal body temperature.

Foam Roll and Stretch: We have talked about this before. Foam rolling and stretching will assist in increased flexibility and blood flow. For good movement these protocols are mandatory. Rolling will help improve the tissue quality of the muscle and will flatten the muscle out. Stretching will lengthen the muscle and improve blood flow.

Focus on the Positives: We need to re-teach ourselves to believe in ourselves. Doubt is a trained thought that can be removed from your thought process with constant self talk and motivation. Set your goals high, work hard and believe in yourself at all times. You can and you will achieve your goals with the right positive mindset.

Motivate someone to be Active: A healthy and active community is a strong and positive community. Next time you decide to go on a run or a bike ride or go to the gym, invite a friend to join you. Working out with a friend can make the experience much more enjoyable. Plus you will have a crew around you supporting your active lifestyle.

Take Advantage of your Life: If you do not have your health, you will not be able to take full advantage of everything around you. Focus on being active six days a week, eating healthy foods and living life to the fullest. You will see the benefit and enjoy life that much more.

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