Monday, April 27, 2015
I read an awesome book recently called "The Rockstar Remedy" which hit basically everything I believe in when it comes to health and fitness. In this day and age, our lives are extreme. We have much more to deal with than the average person back in the day. With technology, blended families on the rise, social media, cell phones, over stimulation, and working mothers and fathers: we juggle more than ever before.
-Drink water. Lots of it.
-Exercise DAILY. 30 minutes of exercise with 30 minutes of active movement throughout your day (laundry, painting, cleaning house, etc.)
-Eat clean. No matter how much you work out, you CANNOT cancel out an unclean diet. Yes, working out can allow yourself pizza on Friday night or ice cream with your kids, but you can't cancel out the daily usage of such foods.
-Sleep! Aim for 8 hours a night.
-Give yourself at least 10 minutes of calm. Send the kids outside, have your husband do homework with them...just make sure you get this. Do a ten minute youtube yoga session, a mantra, relaxation techniques, etc. Make sure you are able to be calm! Never let yourself get to a point where you cannot just BE.
Eliminate stresses where you can, and live in the moment! Living such extreme lifestyles is draining to our mind and body; do not add any more stress to it by living an unhealthy lifestyle as well.
Grace and peace,