I used to be afraid of eating almonds, cashews, pecans . . . basically any kind of nut. I feared the "high fat" content.
Today, I eat multiple handfuls of nuts and I credit that to fueling me through my workouts and long days.
Grab a handful in between meals if you need a boost. The "high fat" content is all AWESOME fats that the body uses to function.
According to studies with the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health: participation in sports, cycling, gardening or "do it yourself" activities reduces mortality.
So, don't believe that "all or nothing" jargon. Even the small things matter!!! Now go and rake some leaves for your health.
The Fact about awsome Fat!
Are you getting enough Sleep?
NOVEMBER 26TH 2013
Health & Well-being
Sleep is considered the "Athlete's Steroid". It is only in stage 3 of our 5 stage sleep cycle that HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is released. This hormone improves fitness and sports performance. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Are YOU getting enough sleep and maximizing your training as an athlete by doing so? Don't waste your training by neglecting sleep.
TIPS FOR A BETTER NIGHTS SLEEP
* Don't use a computer, cell phone or handheld device in the 90 minutes before you go to bed. LED lighting "tells" the brain to stay awake.
* If you don't fall asleep within 30 minutes get out of bed and do something else until your body and mind feel tired.
* Keep your bedroom cool.
Now everyone . . . SLEEP WELL!
NOVEMBER 21ST 2013
Diet and Nutrition
NOVEMBER 20TH 2013
NOVEMBER 23RD 2013
Music is a MUST for a motivated workout! News tunes today on my iphone and it made me focus on pushing myself harder than I have in awhile. Get yourself some headphones and a favorite playlist and I promise your workouts will feel like they go by faster and you push harder!