How Nutrition Affects Fitness
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First and foremost, good nutrition and fitness start with consistency. Developing a daily regimen of healthy food and activity will help to establish a baseline for normalcy. By establishing a standard, what is out of the ordinary can be identified.
What we eat and what we do is not just a concern for athletes. Everybody needs to be healthy, and proper nutrition contributes to receiving the most from life. This means that you should eat in moderation with an aim toward a balance of healthy and indulgent foods.
Water is vital and should be a part of your daily regimen. Any conscious effort you make to improve your diet and activity, such as an increase in green, leafy vegetables (field greens), and crunchy fruits/vegetables (carrots, celery, apples), and using your own energy to get around (stairs, walking, biking), will result in marked improvement. You should probably do this before you even start additional physical activity at a gym or engaging in a particular sport. Your body needs time to become accustomed to building, storing, and expending new levels of energy.
So, if you have established this baseline of physical improvement and you want to go further, what can we do for you now? Plenty! We can help you to step up your game and continue to make a difference by improving your life choices. If you are not a member of a gym or participating in regulated exercise, then consider doing so as a next step. Looking great is secondary to feeling great. Addressing the latter will take care of the former.
The most significant steps are in personalized programs: food and activity geared toward your personal needs. What works one way for a friend may give you the total opposite results because what you bring to the table makes all the difference in what you need to take away from it… literally. Your body will react in its own way to certain foods and exercise, and we can help you determine what you need to do to accomplish your objectives. At Rawmana Fitness, we specialize in nutrition as a way to achieve optimal health and would be happy to help you develop a personalized nutrition plan.
For example, you may want to increase your stamina, lose weight, add muscle tone to specific areas, and improve your energy levels. There are plenty of local farmers’ markets in the area at your disposal every day of the week and we can provide a list of foods to add and delete from your diet as well as what exercises are most conducive to your goals.
Personalized programs will also provide you with a sense of timing, which is as important as what you eat and how you exercise. What to eat, when to eat it, and when to exercise maintains the system you are working so hard to set in place. Don’t waste your hard earned energy being counter productive and end up defeating the purpose of all of your effort. Let us worry about the plan; you worry about following it.