Saturday, September 24, 2011

When Food Can't Cure It All

It would be nice to have the luxury of eating whenever you need to for maximum benefit all day long. There would never be any surprises, portions would be perfect, your ideal combination of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients would be achieved. Unfortunately, this couldn't be further from reality for most people. Each individual has to determine where their diet is lacking and learn how to add what's missing. For some, this may mean taking multi-vitamins, fish oil supplements, or probiotics. For others it may take drinking their calories in the form of protein shakes or smoothies. Either way, it's important to understand that food isn't always the most practical option for making sure your body gets everything it needs. We can help you fill in the gaps to maximize how your body should behave and function for you. Make supplements more of the rule and less of the exception for your body.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Relationships You Nurture

Take a look at your marriage/intimate relationship. Now, where it applies, take a look at the relationship you have with your children. Both of these relationships have some striking similarities: they both take time, hard work, and they have their share of obstacles making either relationship a challenge. Making a commitment to your personal health is no different. Whether you decide to train with a friend, family member, or you elect to hire a trainer, you're embarking on another relationship that will share many of the same obstacles. If you want results, it will take effort and for many of you, that means working it in between time with family and time at work. I frequently find people who just aren't ready to make that type of commitment and honestly, that's okay too. When you're mentally ready to focus on yourself, find the support system that serves you best and move forward. Until you're ready to make the mental commitment, you may only be setting yourself up for failure. Focusing on yourself as it pertains to your health is rarely a selfish act. It is simply taking great care of the person who takes great care of others.