03 Jan COACHES CORNER
WHY DO WE TREAT OUR CARS BETTER THAN OUR BODIES?
- Would you buy discount tires for $25 a tire and put them on your car? Your tires are your shoes.
- Would you constantly pour sugar into your gas tank? Your mouth is the opening to your gas tank.
- Would you let your car run on dirty spark plugs, faulty fuel injectors, and dirty oil? Yet we allow high blood pressure and high blood sugar to destroy the inner workings of our body.
- Would you run your car all day at 100 mph? Yet we run our bodies without the rest it needs to rejuvenate.
MORE HEALTHY TIPS:
- Big Toe Flexibility is critically important. Your shoes, as mentioned are crucial. Allow for an ample toe box, along with a shoe that is flexible in nature (not board stiff).
- 10 deep breaths can lower blood pressure. It can also stabilize pulse, relieve tension headaches, reduce stress and relieve fatigue. 1 minute of anger takes about 1 hour to recalibrate the body back to normal. 5 min = 5 hours. Breathe your way out of anger or stress.
- Breathe through your nose, in and out.
- Joint range of motion is critical. Shoulders, hips and ankles. Everyone seems to focus on stretching. JROM (Joint Range of Motion) is far more important.
- Sleep is critical. 8 to 9 hours a night. Your body will re-energize and repair between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. From midnight on, your body is detoxing. If you are waking up between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., your adrenal glands are likely taxed.
- When walking or jogging, do not increase your mileage over 10% a week. More isn’t always better.
- Mild Dehydration will slow your metabolism as much as 3%. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Example: 200 pounds is 100 ounces of water a day and more if you are exercising. Lack of water is the number one reason for daytime fatigue. If your lips are dry, you are lacking 7% of your body’s water supply. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Rule Of Thumb: If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
- Digestion is the hardest thing to do. That’s why we (break-fast).
- Proteins = 8 hours to digest
- Carbs = 4 hours to digest
- Fruits = 20 minutes to digest.
- If you consume a large amount of protein for dinner, it will be digesting while you are sleeping. You want your body to be able to shut down and rest during sleep. Consume your largest protein meal at lunchtime if possible.
- Awesome snacks: Celery, Strawberries, Beef Jerky (small amount) and Almonds.