Nutrition and training are the two KEY FUNDAMENTALS that make up any well-rounded fitness program.
We're going to get straight to the point: BOTH nutrition and training are essential to an overall healthy lifestyle.
Don't get us wrong - we don't expect you to weight train and track your macros/follow a meal plan in order to be deemed 'healthy'. We're actually a lot more flexible than that ;)
As long as you eat a majority of whole foods and are regularly getting up and moving, you're on the right track.
As much as we love the approach of flexible dieting/meal plans and training with weights, it's more important to us that you understand the importance of implementing movement and mindful eating choices into your lifestyle for your own wellbeing.
Pick your nutrition strategy
Trust us, we know this lifestyle isn't for everyone.
Maybe you don't have any specific nutritional goals currently and your main focus is just to ensure you're feeding yourself and your family an abundance of micronutrient-rich foods that are tasty and balanced.
Regardless of how strict you are on the richter scale of things, nutrition is inevitably our top choice between nutrition and training.
Ideally, al individuals would incorporate both, but we understand that some people have goals but are out of action. They may be injured, live a sedentary lifestyle or prefer to focus on nutrition as they lead extremely busy lifestyles. If this is your choice to have limited or no exercise, we encourage you to learn more about the breakdown of foods and their benefits.
If you are getting yourself up and moving, and eating a majority of wholefoods, you are already on the right track.
We've all heard it. You can't out-exercise a bad diet. But what other ways can you look at the terms 'nutrition' and 'training'.
Pick the exercises you genuinely enjoy
We LOVE weight training for its effect on muscle hypertrophy, the rush you get when you get a personal best, the endorphins and the way it makes us feel.
However, as long as you are getting a good workout in at least a few times per week, we're happy!
The Department of Health recommends you accumulate 150 to 300 minutes (2 ½ to 5 hours) of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 to 150 minutes (1 ¼ to 2 ½ hours) of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both moderate and vigorous activities, each week.
If you hate weight training, don't do it! There is absolutely no reason to force yourself into a certain way of exercising unless you have a very specific goal in mind - think a bodybuilding competition or triathlon.
What's more important is including regular exercise for your overall wellbeing. And if you happen to pick a movement you genuinely enjoy, you'll stick to it.
What's your pick? Golf? Cross country? Pilates? You name it.
At the end of the day, both nutrition and training is required for overall health. We are for the movement of moving in the way that you enjoy, and being conscious of your nutrition.
Both are important for long-term goals like weight loss, and our best recommendation to you is to find ways to include activity in your day-to-day that you enjoy, and always be eager to learn about nutrition!
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