Biofit Performance in Oviedo, FL, is known for workouts that get you into shape quickly. Many people come to us because of that. What they learn is that we also help you eat healthier and focus on emphasize the need to hydrate and sleep. Why are those things important? They are simple things that you can do to change your life for the better, but you have to do them every day and make them a habit. Eating one healthy meal, getting one good night’s sleep and sipping on water throughout one day isn’t enough.
A healthy body starts in the kitchen.
The human body is an amazing machine. Like any machine it needs fuel. However, unlike any machine it can actually repair itself, so having the right fuel is important. Eating healthy and avoiding highly processed food or food with added sugar makes a huge difference in not only your health, but your mental attitude. A healthy diet filled with nutritious fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources provides the nutrients to repair damage, feed the beneficial microbes that control many functions of the body and help balance hormones that direct bodily functions.
Drinking more water may be just what you need.
One of the best low calorie drinks is water. If you don’t like the taste, infuse it with fruit to give it a light flavor. Most people don’t drink enough water to be their best. It’s important to circulation and blood volume, prevents achy joints, boosts your energy level, improves oral hygiene, aids digestion and can even help mental functioning. The human body is between 50-75% water, depending on several factors.
Getting adequate sleep is not only healthy, but it can also help you lose weight.
You need sleep. It’s the time your body heals. It’s especially important after a tough workout, since a tough strength building workout creates small tears in the muscles. When those micro tears heal, they build muscle and make it stronger. Lack of sleep may sabotage your efforts to lose weight, as well. If you get too little sleep, it affects your body’s hunger/satiety hormone balance, reducing the hormones that make you feel full and increasing those that make you hungry.
- People often choose soft drinks when they’re thirsty. Soft drinks are loaded with added sugar, which can cause insulin resistance and destroy a plan of healthy eating. Even diet soft drinks have been shown to cause fat to accumulate around the belly. Water is best for overall health and weight control.
- If you’re adding fruit to your diet, stick with the whole fruit and avoid juices. Fruit juice is filled with natural sugar and none of the fiber that slows the absorption to prevent spikes. You’ll fill fuller eating the fruit.
- If you want to get the best type of sleep, keep your bedroom cooler. Warm sleeping conditions can disturb REM sleep. It’s the first stage in sleep patterns. Scientists recommend a temperature between 60 and 68 degrees.
- No matter what you do to live healthier, it takes time to form a habit. Making a healthier lifestyle a habit is what really makes a difference. If you have several things to change, focus on one or two at a time for several weeks and then add the next change.
For more information, contact us today at BioFit Performance