Sustaining an injury is a tough trial to turn, but understanding the needs of the body on a cellular level can empower any injured individual to combat their injury wisely. You may ask yourself, "How did I get injured in the first place?", but that is not the point of this specific article. Once you are in an injury "cycle", it is your responsibility to get out of it. What does "injury cycle" mean? Perhaps this chart (courtesy of Trigger Point Therapy) will help explain:The Injury Cycle:
It is important when you are focusing on becoming a healthy balanced person to focus on working out and the types of food you are eating. The types of food and the amounts you eat are in direct correlation on how well your body performs before, during and after a workout.
General Nutrition Guide:Although nutritional requirements will vary based on activity level, here are a few basic guidelines for losing weight. In a nutshell: Exercise 3-5x/week for thirty to forty minutes, eat 5-6 meals a day, limit fat intake to 10 to 20% of total calorie intake, drink plenty of water, eat low glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins, and limit simple sugars.
If you eat food, here’s a fact that you need to know: in the U.S., GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food, according to the Non GMO Project. Guess what? Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
Super foods and convenience are two things that make health foods the most valuable nowadays, it seems. I love supporting small scale companies and health movements as much as the next guy as do I love shopping around stores such as Whole Foods, but to be bluntly honest: THIS STUFF IS FRIGGIN’ EXPENSIVE!!!
I make most of my meals at home on the weekends to prepare me for the week. I lead a pretty busy life, so the weekend is the only time I can shop and cook meals for the week. The beauty of home cooked meals is that they're good, they're cheaper than going out to eat, and you know what the ingredients are because you bought them! You can also portion control your meals.