No matter your goals, it is essential to have enough energy from food to perform during exercise, so consuming the right nutrients to replenish used energy as well as repair and build muscle after exercise cannot be overlooked.
We all know that we need to drink water, but how much is enough? And, what happens if we fall short? This week’s Focus Point will highlight the benefits of staying hydrated, as well as provide strategies to increase hydration.
Unfortunately, many HIIT participants (and instructors) gauge the effectiveness of these workouts by how hard they are with no regard for how smart they are. While this “cheap intensity” might be ok for some young, healthy individuals, it isn’t for most.
Whether it is adjusting to a new routine or trying to break a bad habit, change requires time and consistent effort. “One Day at a Time” (ODAT) – is our proven mindset for facilitating long-lasting habit change.
Inadequate sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and increased mortality. Sleep deprivation also directly impairs brain functioning and muscle recovery. You simply can’t function at your best when overly tired!
A long walk taken at a comfortable pace is great for relieving stress, clearing the mind, and taking time for yourself. By being intentional about gait, pace, and overall intensity, you can get more out of your walk!
Successfully meeting our health/fitness objectives requires changing our perspectives, thus creating a “new normal”. This week we will share two more Core Beliefs, “Gratitude vs. Deprivation” and “Acceptance”.
It's important to remember that exercising with poor form will, at best, feed dysfunctional movement and, at worst, lead to injury. This alone is reason enough to reinvest ourselves into knowing and practicing proper form.