Gym Tip of the Day!
Hitting the gym 7 days a week is actually counterproductive. Your body, your muscles, your bones NEED time to rest and recover. As you work out, tiny tears are occur in your muscles. This is good! Once they repair, you’ll be stronger and fitter than you were before. BUT, in order to repair, your body needs rest. Active rest or active recovery is technically still a workout, but is a much easier, lighter, slower paced workout designed to be done... on "off" days from the gym. Here are some examples of active rest activities!
1. Go for a hike
2. Swim (swimming really helps with soreness)
3. Go for a bike ride
4. Do some yoga
5. Go for a light jog
6. Run around with your dog/kids
7. Play a sport (you’ll want to be careful here, if you go too hard you might not get to count it as a rest day)
8. Go for a walk outdoors
9. Do some light jump roping or bodyweight exercises such as air squats
Gym Tip of the Day!
PREP! As I promised yesterday, I want to touch on meal prepping.
WHAT is meal prepping? Meal prepping is simple! All you have to do is cook a large amount of certain foods one or two days a week, then divide, pack, and store them for easy to grab meals....
Gym Tip of the Day!
HAPPY FRIDAY, FRIENDS! It's finally the weekend, which for a lot of people means time to unwind! Here are some tips to ensure you have a healthy weekend!
🔆1) Workout! It doesn't have to be an intense gym session...maybe just a walk around the neighborhood, but get that blood flowing!...
🔆2) Limit your drinks! Alcohol doesn't have to be off limits to see results, but alcohol contains a LOT of empty calories and too much can easily derail all the hard work you put in during the week.
🔆3) Speaking of the week, continue your healthy eating habits on the weekends and eat like you do on WEEKDAYS. "Cheat meals" are 100% necessary, but make sure your cheat meals don't turn into cheat days!
🔆4) Don't go to a party/event/outing HUNGRY! Eat a healthy meal before you go so that you are less tempted to overindulge in unhealthy foods and treats.
🔆5) Get outside and do something active! Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body use calcium from the diet and a deficiency can even cause muscle weakness. The sun is a great, natural source of Vitamin D!
🔆6) Get enough sleep! 7+ hours is ideal for most adults, and as we all know, lack of sleep can make it hard to find motivation. So, make sure you have fun, but just enough fun that you can still get a good night's sleep!
🔆7) Use your downtime to help prep for your upcoming week. DON'T stress about work, but DO get mentally and physically ready for a new week. Sundays are great meal-prep days! More on that tomorrow 😉
🔆8) Lastly, RELAX! Plan it into your schedule if you have to, but make sure to give yourself time to unwind from a stressful week, and reward yourself for all your hard work!
Happy weekend, friends!
Hi friends! Welcome to a new daily post I'm calling Gym Tip of the Day! I hope you enjoy these little tidbits and maybe learn some things along the way! Feel free to share these for your friends too!
HYDRATE! Be sure you're getting enough water on a daily basis. Many people stay in a state of partial dehydration, and this can actually be a cause for food cravings! Many times, when you feel that you're craving a food, your body is actually craving water. Sip water through...out the day to help keep your intake up. I never leave home without a cup of water in my hand...it drives my husband nuts because it's become a permanent extension of my body 😂 BUT, I rarely feel "thirsty". If you do feel intense thirst, you're already on the road to dehydration, so stop sipping and start chugging (chugging will actually speed up the rate at which your body absorbs water)! Remember, HYDRATION IS A KEY FACTOR IN BEING ABLE TO PUSH YOURSELF TO THE LIMIT AND SEE GREAT RESULTS FROM YOUR HARD WORK!
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