What do Sport and Balance have to do with Nutrition? Training? Lifestyle? Being Healthy? Well it has everything to with all these and more!
The word “Sport” to me means athlete, dedication, consistency, patience, and goal setting. And, frankly speaking, it doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or what lifestyle you are leading at this very moment; that can all be changed in a matter of a few seconds.
In my articles, if you changing your lifestyle, your appearance and your health, means something to you, then you are an athlete because that’s what athletes do; they take charge, they adjust their lives, and they practice and train week after week. This takes serious commitment and dedication. It is a serious decision that I think at least 8 out 10 people should seriously consider.
The minute you step into the gym (and it doesn’t matter what shape you are in), you are an athlete. Now, how you look and how an elite athlete looks is a different story and it’s also up to you if you want to be a successful athlete or a sloppy one (the kind that goes to the gym for socializing and amusement to meet friends and catch up; who doesn’t have a clue how to perform exercises correctly and loves to take selfies and hashtags all the meals they are eating…). It all depends on the knowledge that you posses about proper training, re-evaluating yourself and your goals, and of course, being able to perform a well-balanced workout with some intensity.
The word “Balance” is a little trickier but if looked at properly, it can represent all the right things that need to be adjusted. To me “balance” is about components working together in order to achieve the optimal and maximum results. For example: in order to achieve (standing) balance, the eye, ears, and the body’s sense of where it is in space needs to be intact. And of course the brain, which compiles this information, needs to be functioning normally. The same rule applies to nutrition! In order to achieve a desired physique and to start living a healthy lifestyle, we need to know how to follow a well balanced healthy nutritional plan and resistance training program. You don’t just want to lose weight, we want to change the body composition (maintaining muscle) and only losing fat while optimizing your metabolism.
Excessive body fat, even at so-called normal levels, is not always caused by eating too much. Many “normal” individuals have undiscovered metabolic problems. To maintain a lean body, especially as you age, you must make adjustments to your nutritional habits and exercise routines. Too much body fat is a symptom of a problem in one of these areas. The goal of idealizing your metabolism is not just pure cosmetic vanity. As we age, our bodies don’t just take care of themselves. However, most people continue to ignore their bodies for far too long. What’s wrong continuing to use traditional diets? Well, most of my clients have tried them all, and even the most medically and athletically correct diets allow for too much of muscle loss. On your typical low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet you could loose a pound a week diet, but the truth is that you will lose one pound of muscle for every three pounds of fat that you lose. And that my friends are true facts!
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