Most nutritionists recommend eating something within 30 minutes after a workout. Your body, after using up its available energy, needs to be refueled. Specifically with carbs and protein—for energy and to repair the microdamage that exercise does to your muscles.
If you are feeling tired or just need a quick stimulus, skip the coffee and grab a tennis ball! Rolling a tennis ball under your feet is a quick and simple manner to revitalize your system that you can do at your desk or at home.
I often encounter people who do not realize how important or life changing taking the correct supplements can be for their health. Many MD's will not encourage or suggest them because they were not trained on supplements in medical school. The fact is an MD is trained in Pharmacology. Hence, they prescibe medications to treat patients. Ahhh..now that makes sense. Patients trust the Doc, they go to the Doc and the Doc gives them medicine......
Here's something people rarely talk about: Walking has immediate benefits. Sure, we all know regular strolls help you slim down and fend off illnesses like heart disease and diabetes over your lifetime (serioulsy, check out all these amazing benefits of walking). But walking also has a strong short game: A growing body of research shows that it delivers on-the-spot rewards.
I used to reference the RDA measures for water intake and discuss 3.2L for men and 2.9L for women to my clients. I would mention that some hydration comes from your food (like the 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables you should be eating everyday) and some from the liquids you drink (straight water and other beverages). Empathetically, I might quote a company that manufactures high tech body composition testing equipment who use total body water readings and admit to using a suboptimal average in their calculations because virtually everyone is dehydrated to a degree.
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).