Why is nutrition important?
Well, lets take a look at that statement. If we could imagine our bodies from the inside out what would that look like? How often do we leave our car without gas or oil? Can we make it to work and back on empty without refuelling? Well the answer is no, we cannot. So why would we spend even one day running our bodies on empty.
Our body is the most important source that we have. If we do not maintain or fuel our bodies we are simply creating a body that does not work properly. Learning how to create optimal nutrition and health is the key to having a healthy body. Along with eating ,the second most important thing we can do for ourselves is to add physical exercise daily. Without exercising there is no other way to rid the body of toxins from our everyday lifestyles.Toxins are created from the foods we drink, eat and the environment we live in. What does optimal health and fitness look like?
Optimal health is taking the time to provide your body with a full variety of nutrients, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, good fats and water. In order to fuel the body eating is a must. Find a good variety of foods to eat per day. Planning out 5-6 small meals per day allows us to maintain a healthy body weight and does not over fill our gas tank. Our body instead says thank you and does not need to store the over full gas tank as fat. Instead it burns off our food as fuel and keeps our metabolism and body running smoothly.My suggestion is to follow the Canada food guide for guidance on servings sizes and proper quantity amounts of each food group to intake daily. This is a great way to maintain a healthy body weight. Making sure you are getting all 4 food groups (proteins, good fats, carbohydrates and fruits & vegetables) will give you a good amount of your daily vitamins and minerals. If you are feeling you are still lacking a variety of foods, then this is where you can add a vitamin supplement to your daily lifestyle.
Please visit www.inspiredchanges.ca or www.inspiredchanges.mychoices.biz to find a vitamin that will work for you. Adding a daily vitamin is a great way to make sure your body is complete, energized and is not missing any vital nutrients or vitamins.Please take the time to create the healthy body you deserve! Your first step has already been done by searching for this information to help you. The next step is planning your next meal! After that it’s very important to schedule in 30minutes per day to be physically active ( Walk the dog, bike, ride, run, jog, swim ,skip rope or join a sport ) the goal here is to DO anything active that is going to make you SWEAT! Best wishes to a healthy active new YOU!
by Inspired Changes Personal Training