Our bodies are designed to move and we have an amazing set of tools in our nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. We need to work our body systems in order for us to function at our peak levels and to stay healthy.
Working out at home is one of those things you either love, or it never happens. Right now, many of you have used workout equipment sitting in your home. In the mix are treadmills and gear like dumbbells and kettle bells purchased with the best of intentions to get in great shape. I am guessing much of this gear is either a glorified clothing rack or wonderful dust collectors in the corner of a room.
Whether you eat junk food, grains, sugar or healthy organic foods, one fact about eating does not change. How much we eat is something we can all address and manage much more effectively.
One of the most frustrating aspects of physical training, endurance training and weight loss is hitting plateaus. It is one of the more common obstacles to body composition, conditioning and physical fitness progress. We need to break this down into two areas. A physical fitness plateau can happen to runners, swimmers, cyclists, weight lifters and body builders. The second area involves diets and dieting where plateaus are so common, it adds to the very high percentages of failed diet plans.
Applying labels to things can be good and it can be bad. The labeling of nutritional guidelines on food packaging is critical if we want to turn around poor nutrition in the U.S. This idea was first discussed on the federal level back in 1969 and voluntary nutrition labeling started in the 1970s.
We all understand the problem with poor alignment when it comes to mechanical aspects of our car. If our wheels are out of alignment or something is bent or tweaked in the engine, these areas wear out quicker and/or break suddenly, leading to costly repairs. Body mechanics are exactly the same and most of us are guilty of ignoring posture and movement problems when we exercise or are active. Even simple sitting and bending is often done incorrectly, causing us pain, stiffness and ultimately alignment problems.
A recognized health and wellness presenter, fitness trainer and now primal health coach in the Inland Northwest. Now in his eighth year of bringing health and wellness through his writing, teaching and coaching, Judd delivers his well-rounded message of mindfulness, nutrition and fitness to readers and clients alike.