It doesn’t make sense. You’re fit, but you keep freaking out and fighting the “I can’t do its” somewhere between the start and the finish line. You’ve done the physical prep it takes to be a fitness beast. But if you want to be a formidable contender, it might be time to focus on the mental aspects of endurance. Next time you seek to put foot to pavement, clip into a pedal or step onto a playing field, do your homework first!
There’s a reason why some health insurance companies and more and more employers are willing to pick up the tab for gym memberships. Regular workouts can save you a trip to the doctor, decrease sick days, alleviate the need for expensive prescriptions and improve your overall productivity and quality of life. Indeed, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise and the Medical Fitness Association announced their collaborative Exercise is Medicine Solution in 2016. That effort seeks to encourage physicians to prescribe exercise as medicine and use fitness as a primary defense against disease.
Prepping your proportions, brown bagging it for lunch and cooking at home more often to infuse your diet with unquestionably fresh foods can go a long way to helping you ride the wellness train. However, a single bout of food borne illness by way of bacteria or harmful chemicals can stymie your efforts to be fit and fine.
Have you had way too much whey or maxed-out on meat, but want to make sure you’re getting ample protein without relying on protein powder? Think plants! You can find fair amounts of protein in a wide variety of plant-based foods.
You’ve worked hard to establish a new lifestyle. But now you’re starting to wonder if this is “it.” Are you stuck? You might be starting to feel a little dissatisfied that you haven’t seen any significant changes in your fitness level recently. You wonder if you’ve hit a dreaded “plateau.”
Whether you’re cooking for one or for many, whipping up a well-balanced meal doesn’t have to be onerous. Here are two healthy recipes that are quick to create and to clean-up. Make the Packet Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus for a complete meal that’s rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, potassium, folate, and vitamins one day. Then, with minimal work the next day, create a Single Skillet Frittata using leftovers (if there are any) from the night before.