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LIVE. LOVE. LIFESTYLE.

// YOUR LIFE IS CHOICES

Dysfunctional food choices and lack of exercise cause higher fat gain, body issues, mental illness, and early death.

Functional food choices, being active, and improving your overall fitness level brings mental wellness, a lean and strong body, and a longer life.

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// HEALTHY FOR LIFE

Maintaining a healthy way of eating shouldn’t be temporary and should always be part of an active lifestyle. Doing this for life will give you long-term health, mental, and physical benefits.

You always have power over your mind, not outside events, triggers, and influences. Understanding this simple concept alone helps you find your true inner strength to always strive to be a better you.

 // LIFE FACTORS THAT AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

  • FOOD (ENERGY, NUTRIENT DENSITY, SATIETY)
  • STRESS (PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, CHEMICAL)
  • HYDRATION
  • EXERCISE
  • SLEEP, REST, AND REGENERATION
  • ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
  • GUT FLORA BACTERIA
  • HORMONES (TESTOSTERONE, ESTROGEN, INSULIN, IRISIN, ADRENALINE, ETC.)
  • INJURIES AND DISABILITIES
  • ADDICTION
  • SOCIETY, FAMILY, FRIENDS
  • LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS
  • CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, & ECONOMY

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// AN ACTIVE LIFE

Active people need to eat more calories because their body demands it while less active people should eat less to maintain a healthy GFLUX (energy balance). However, overeating has more to do with food choices than activity level.  

// SLEEP IN LIFE

Good sleep is important for a high quality life. You should aim to get 7 – 8 hours of sleep every night around the same time. Sleep helps with recovery, muscle growth, performance, well-being, and mental health. With less sleep, ghrelin, a “hunger hormone,” increases, leading to overeating. 

If you are weight training, each muscle group needs at least 48 hours to fully repair, recover, and grow, so muscles in the same group shouldn’t be worked out on consecutive days. If you can’t get a full night’s sleep, a short 5–15 minute nap can give a few hours of improved cognitive performance.

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// STRESSED LIFE

Chronic stress magnifies existing negative health issues, like obesity, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and leads to fast aging and premature death. This includes mental, emotional, and chemical stress.

Not all stress is bad though. Positive acute stress, like an intense workout, stimulates muscle strengthening and growth. Exercise is, by far, the most effective natural method of reducing chronic stress, depression, and anxiety.

// SICK, SORE, OR INJURED LIFE

If you are sick, you should rest until you are well. External stress inhibits internal healing. Being sore a day or two after a workout is normal, but if you feel a sharp pain this is an injury.

If you are injured you should avoid any exercise that aggravates the injury and consult with your doctor if needed.

 

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// GRATITUDE CHANGES EVERYTHING

We think up to 50,000 thoughts a day, and up to 70% of those are believed to be negative. Negative thoughts cause chronic stress and can change the form and structure of your brain. Every thought you have changes neural pathways and the output of brain chemicals, creating a cascade of effects on health and emotional well-being.
Thinking, feeling, and writing what went “GOOD” in your day, instantly shifts your perspective to one of happiness, lighthearted playfulness, and deep appreciation for everything that you have. It’s an instant mood booster. Gratitude and negativity can’t inhabit the same emotional space.

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