HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Most people don’t think about how the food they are eating is affecting their immune system. While we’re currently focusing on things we can do externally (washing our hands like crazy, avoiding social contact and remembering to use our sneeze pockets) a balanced diet can absolutely help protect our bodies from the inside.
With most of us having more time on our hands, now is a great time to start thinking about nutrition. Here are our top 4 tips for creating a strong immune system!
What are the first 3 things you do when you wake up in the morning. Do you start your day with an intention to make it the best day you can. Or do you (like so many of us) start the day with everyone else’s priorities.
If you’re starting the day by…
Checking your email
Cruising social media
Being woken up by a hungry offspring
Chances are the answer to that question is “everyone else’s’ priorities. While it’s easy to let our outside influences dictate our priorities, doing so leaves you feeling drained, unfulfilled and just generally frustrated.
What if you could start your day feeling inspired instead of tired. Feeling like you set a plan and actually accomplished it? What if you started the day better so your interactions with your spouse, your co-workers and your kids were the best they could be.
I tend to learn a lot of lessons from watching our 4 year old son Garrison. I firmly believe that even though we like to think of ourselves as experienced, mature, intelligent adults who have way more figured out than our kids, for the most part we’re pathetically similar. Take an experience we had at a birthday party the other day. I’m sure this will be familiar to other parents out there.
The vast majority of people I talk to about their fitness habits admit that they go to the gym, but they have absolutely no idea what to do when they’re there. They spend some time on the treadmill, lift a few weights and basically log their 45 minutes and go home.
Ahhh, the season is upon us. The season of cookies in the breakroom, chocolates randomly appearing on your desk, social functions with cheese boards and cocktails, it’s the holidays.
Does this sound familiar?
Do you find yourself slipping through November and then completely falling off the wagon in December?
Do you start January 10 lbs heavier and regret the decision you made to let it all go?
This year, what about having a plan?
I’m not saying forgo every cookie at the holiday party while you munch on raw celery in the corner.
But, what about approaching this season with balance?
Here’s what I know, moderation works. November and December are probably not the times to start a hard-core eating regime, but there are ways to mitigate the damage.
Talk with a coach about your goals, get the plan to achieve them.