Every year everyone sets goals on how they are going to be healthier and more fit this year but then give or take a few weeks or maybe even a few months the diets are stopped and exercise becomes less frequent. Wouldn’t it be great if we actually stuck to those goals we set at the beginning of the year? Wouldn’t it be great if we actually were more fit at the end of 2017? Well, the easiest thing to do is to start implementing healthy lifestyle choices into your daily life. Instead of starting one of the “Fad diets” that make you go from eating everything to nothing and are simply hard to maintain, start implementing things like drinking more water every day. As you slowly integrate these things into your lifestyle you will start to become healthier and take a step at changing your lifestyle as a whole instead of just dieting. Here are 30 tips to start becoming a healthier version of you.
The Bridge Pose or the Yoga name: Setu Bandhasana is a basic yoga pose that is simple but yet exhilarating. It stretches the check, neck, spine, and hips while strengthening the back, buttocks, and hamstrings. It also is said to energize the body, and stimulate the endocrine and nervous systems. Additionally it massages the digestive organs and can help with digestion. This asana stimulates the thyroid glands and helps regulate metabolism. It is a great asana for those who spend the whole day in front of the computer, owing to their jobs. The stretch in the knees and shoulders acts like a massage, therefore refreshing and rejuvenating the practitioner.
Whether it’s the run as part of an IRONMAN or if it’s a stand alone marathon, when you ask many athletes their run strategy for the upcoming race, it often goes something like this, “I’m going to run as far as I can and then will add some walking when I have to.”
The Ketogenic Diet is based on a very low carbohydrate intake and a very high fat intake. When you do this it puts your body in ketosis, which is a state in which your body burns fat, rather than carbohydrates for fuel. The Ketogenic Diets guidelines insist for a ratio of four grams of fat for every one gram of protein or carbohydrate.
Lunges are a foundational movement exercise that can be done anywhere and everywhere. They are easy to do and there are so many variations that make them a great exercise. However, they are one of the most butchered exercises in the gym and have caused injuries. Lunges allow you to elevate your heart rate and target several muscle groups at the same time. The targeted muscles include the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and the calf muscles, abdominal muscles, and back muscles act as stabilizers.
The insanely popular Paleo diet cuts out dairy, legumes, grains, and processed junk foods in favor of nuts, meat, and other foods said to be preferred by our ancient ancestors. The concept behind the Paleo Diet is that Humans evolved on a diet very different from today. Therefore, it is argued that to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must change our diet and remove foods that the cavemen couldn’t eat. The diet promises that you will have more energy, weight loss, and clearer skin. While the Paleo Diet might have good qualities let’s take a closer look to see if it is actually good for you.
So, you committed to functional strength as part of your training. Now two days after your big strength session you can barely move. We’ve all been there. Let’s talk about how to handle these sessions within the tapestry of your training.
There are a lot of factors that go into finding the best workout for your body. A workout program should be developed around a person’s biology, age, goals, diet, time, etc. Developing a workout routine for yourself can be nerve-racking but its really not difficult and can be a game changer once you understand the basics. When it comes to full body workouts, you are basically doing the same basic movement patterns and just adding weight or making the movement more advanced. The basic movement patterns include:
Planks are one of the most effective workouts you can do. They work all parts of your body at the same time giving you a better full-body workout. Planks are also great because they achieve substantial results in a relatively short amount of time. Work your core and support your spine by doing planks everyday.
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