Even though, as adults, we don’t all get summer vacations the way we did when we were kids, summer is still an exciting time. If you’re anything like us, the increase in daylight hours alone boosts your productivity and mood. Suddenly, cleaning the house doesn’t seem like such a humongous task. The fog of seasonal depression is finally lifting, replaced with optimism and positivity. This makes it a great time torevisit your wellness goalsand buckle down on improving your health. We’re here to help! This quick guide will go over everything you need to know to make the most out of your summer wellness.
Running is important for healthy living and we all need to find a way to start doing it. Easier said than done. Right? The truth is that more often than not, we find plenty of excuses not to run. You could simply hate it. Or you might come up with rational explanations – no energy, no time and countless other reasons that prevent you from stepping into the joy of running.
As triathletes progress from sprint and olympic to 70.3/Ironman nutrition becomes a major cornerstone of athletic success. Athletes scour the internet and the pages of the magazines for that magical nutrition plan that will catapult their performances onto the podium. Let’s state the obvious: there is a lot of information out there. It’s easy to get cluttered or to end up more confused that when you began your search.
As a health coach, one of my favorite topics to discuss with athletes (vegan or not) is how they can improve overall performance by eating plant based foods coupled with the timing of when to eat them. If you listen and take care of your body, it will take care of you. Athletes need to eat healthy food, because exercise can’t neutralize the effect of unhealthy food in the body. Get geared up for peak performance by nourishing your body with the proper fuel at the proper time!
Adam who is a plant-based advocate and a trainer helping people who wants to transition towards a plant-based lifestyle to achieve one’s health and nutrition goals. Adam himself has gone thru an amazing transformation on his own to achieve the stage where he is right now. Throughout the podcast he have discuss how back in 2011, he found out that he had tumor in one of his kidneys.
The holiday season is a great time to break away from our everyday lifestyle and enjoy the things we don’t often get to enjoy throughout the year. To many, that usually means vacation and family time. It becomes a time where we break out of our everyday routines. We may not be going to work or classes so our daily schedule is changed, which has a huge impact on everything we normally do.
“Flow” is a state where you are very focused on the task at hand. With the focus, time seems to slow down, details rise, and the mind lets go of anything else that isn’t important. Ever had an experience where you forgot time and were so engaged, nothing else mattered? And then you were doing the job at hand perfectly? For steady-state performances like endurance sports, learning how to achieve this state of “Flow” can greatly improve your training and racing.
There are a wide variety of plant-based foods that promote athletic performance. Endurance athletes, in particular, can stand to gain speed and energy by using vegan foods. Spirulina, maca root, turmeric, ginger, and sweet potatoes, are just a few superfood ingredients that make their way into my dishes each day.