Let's Talk about Health - Vol7
Let’s talk about the four pillars of the fitness lifestyle: nutrition, exercise, supplementation and spiritual wellness. The new year is upon us and many of us may have fallen short this year. The holidays did us under. You may have heard the saying__“The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak.” I have to say, I’m guilty too of this. Yes, the publisher of FitnessX Magazine does struggle, just like you! I had more cheat meals and should have spent more time in the gym.
Nutrition leads to good health. Whatever nutritional lifestyle you live by must be evaluated. What you put in your mouth is very important__It could be a matter of life or death. You need to buy good healthy food. When you shop, be sure to look carefully at the labels. Buy organic meats, vegetables, fruits, and both simple and complex carbohydrates. My wife, Katherine, and I like to shop at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. We need to take the time to look at our nutrition, as it contributes to our overall health.
Exercise leads to a fit, healthy body. That means getting a gym membership or joining an exercise group. You need vigorous exercise. The word “vigorous” is characterized by involving physical strength, effort, and energy. Strength training and vigorous aerobic exercise is essential to be in good overall shape. Get into a routine of going to the gym and have a challenging workout.
Supplementation fills in the gaps. Supplements complete the deficiency by extending and strengthening the whole nutritional intake. It assists where your nutritional intake lacks. So, what supplements should you intake? Take a multivitamin three times a day, probiotics that fortifies digestive health, and a plant-based protein powder to supplement your caloric diet. Supplementation will help with a caloric deficiency.
Spiritual wellness fulfills the trinity: nutrition, exercise and supplementation for good health. True wellness leads to “Loving the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind, and loving your neighbor as yourself.” __Luke 10:27. This is the true spiritual health.
I recommend having mentors in your life__People who will help us with our health and fitness goals. It’s all up to you to make them happen, so do your best in 2018. Effort is EVERYTHING! You get what you put forth in life. Take the ultimate challenge in 2018 and enjoy the outcome. You’ll be glad you did. I’m praying and cheering you on to victory!
Inspiring YOU to Live Well...Naturally,
BillyBow Aguirre, Publisher of FitnessX Magazine