“Magnesium requirements are significantly elevated in athletes. Aside from being used up in the production of energy, magnesium might also assist performance by reducing accumulation of lactic acid and reducing the perception of fatigue during strenuous exercise through its action on the nervous system.” – triathlon.competitor.com
Do you have a maintenance schedule for your body? Do you know when something is a miss and act on it without delay? Or do you put up with the symptoms hoping it will go away and eventually get use to that feeling? Being at one with your body will have you feeling healthier, younger and full of life.
Lists. I have lists and tasks that are carried out and ticked at the end of the day meaning I am 100% productive. I don’t want to waste a moment of this year; it’s going to be a big year. As we move further into the year, I am still thinking about last year – although when I talk about the events of 2015 I am still saying this year, its now in the past but wow what a year it was. What do you remember of 2015?
Being healthy isn’t a luxury or a fad, it’s a lifestyle in which you adopt, thrive and endure for the long run. It’s not about celebrity endorsements; bold marketing claims or that instragram post that gets the highest amount of likes. It’s about adopting real food principles and listening to your body – about being spiritually connected; mind, body and soul.
First and fore most, don’t panic. This is not Masterchef or My Kitchen Rules, its just dinner. A challenge it maybe to some but take this opportunity to cook a meal that just happens to have no animal products. It’s that simple. Make it a feast, which includes numerous sharing plates that will have everyone sample the best of plant based food or cook one kick arse main meal with a cleansing side salad.
Plan your Christmas feast, shop and then cut it by half. Don’t over consume this festive season. It goes without saying we want to eat well but this does not mean we are going to eat more than normal. The only difference is we all graze more as oppose to eating 3 solid meals. In my household lunch is the main meal followed by something light in the evening being careful the whole time not to feel like we need to adjust our pants or belt buckles!
The festive season is about balance but its also about having more time to do what you love the most – train and recover. Unlike any other month of the year, there is a special hum in the air; everyone is busier than usual working not to mention counting down to the pending holidays. We are starting to think about Christmas presents which can make entering the vicinity of a shopping centre an absolute nightmare. Wherever you look, something is happening that puts you well and truly in the festive mood – good or bad.