Balancing Our Busy Lives With Healthy Eating & Exercise
A few things I've learn't......we were created to move. Move it or Lose it!
You have probably heard it many times before, but a balanced life style is a "choice". Eat well, excercise, play well, it is all in moderation. Its not rocket science folks.
I live eat and breathe a healthy life style. I often get asked by many people what do you eat ? I do eat alot , I'm not shy. I am in love with my daily juice of beetroot, carrot, orange, lemon and ginger. This is like rocket fuel. Who needs coffee...well I do love my coffee but I did give it up for 6 years. I realised I didn't need coffee to run well or function at work. I eat mainly protein and vegetables. I love cooking and drink plenty of water. I always make time to prepare food. I have alot of energy and love for what I do for work and my passion: running. I thought I'd share a few tips I've learnt along the way for great energy and natural remedies I've used for injury and never looked back. It may not be for everyone but it worked for me.
Being well hydrated means you will perform better overall mentally and during exercise. So, drink up people! Rest and a good night sleep also helps you perform at your best.
Root vegetables are abundantly full of nutrients to boost your immunity, support digestion, and produce sustained energy. Sweet potatoes help the body regulate blood sugar levels, making you feel well nurished and they taste great! My favourite root vegetable is BEETROOT. Traditionally used for purifying the blood and detoxifying the body, beetroot is great choice for iron which enhances antibody production, stimulates red blood cells, and improves the supply of oxygen to cells. Try this 3 days out from a race 500ml beetroot juice with a touch of carrot juice. I can actually say I ran harder for longer and felt fantastic. Beetroot is full of folate, manganese, and fibre.
Did you know the Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory??
Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine forover 4000 years, and now modern reserach has identified curuminoids and phenos, active components with powerful anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, antioxidant and antibacterial actions. Curcumin, the prinicpal curuminoid, has been shown to lower levels of inflammation-causing enzymes in the body: a daily dose of 2 grams of turmeric was found to provide pain relief equivalent to ibuprofen for knee osteoarthritis. Caution: Do not use long-term high doses if you are on antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications. (natureandhealth.com.au)
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