Why “walking it off” doesn’t work
Semi-serious question for you: How often do you think about your muscles? (I mean, besides how they look. ;-) )
I am asking you this because we expect our muscles to be able to perform for us at a second’s notice. But what do we do to actually take care of them so that they can perform when we need them?
So many of us play the “walk it off” game – either pushing through little “tweaks” or ignoring them – that we can start to think that our muscles don’t even NEED care.
But they do … especially if you want them to move with ease and perform at a high level! And who doesn’t want that?
Here’s the truth: Taking care of your muscles will have big payoffs now and into the future … and it will benefit your entire body. Plus, it feels GREAT!
I’m going to outline just a few steps you can take starting today to make your muscles...
Your body LOVES to move … right down to its smallest molecules!
In fact, we’re wired for it … and your health depends on it.
Here’s a shocking stat for you:
“In less than two generations, physical activity dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the U.S. In China, the drop is 45% in less than one generation.” - designedtomove.org
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be talking about how important it really is to take care of your body and muscles … and this goes far beyond the results you see in the mirror when you workout!
If you have been following me for a while know you that I am not only a midlife/menopause transformation coach but that I also teach Nia movement and Yoga and do a functional fitness class most days! It took me until I was 40 to make peace with my body and all I thought was wrong with it! This is why I am so passionate about helping my clients live their best lives and achieve optimal...
Here’s your “2020 Healthy Swaps Checklist”
Here is a good one for you today, especially if you love to bake!
Did you try them yet? So good!
Anyway … today I have a quick healthy swaps checklist you can use to bump up the “clean” quotient of your recipes.
While you’re working towards your goals this year, I still wanted you to be able to enjoy some of your favorite recipes … but a healthier version of them may taste equally as great (and will be a lot better for you)!
It’s important to note that because baking involves some science, swapping your ingredients can throw off your results (especially in the texture department) if you don’t adjust some other ingredients.
Example: if you have a recipe that includes eggs and you sub them out, you might need to add a little more baking powder.
That’s why I recommend only making 1 swap at a time per recipe, to avoid any...