Picture this; its six o'clock in the morning and you just finished your morning workout. Today, you set your alarm clock early, just to make time to exercise before work. Using that positive momentum, you pushed yourself during your workout and completed a new personal record of pushups in a single workout. Now, as you are heading to work for the day, you feel great about what you have already accomplished for the day and excited about what’s to come. After your morning meetings, it’s already lunch time and now you have a choice. Do you choose to “treat yourself” for working hard this morning and get some fast food that you like but know isn’t the best for your health, or do you choose to stop by the grocery store or deli for some healthier food options? I know for myself, whenever I make the extra effort to wake up early for a workout or push myself physically, I want to follow that up with good food and nutrition choices. Now, what that means specifically for you can differ immensely from one person to the next, but just making the effort to make better choices can go a long way. This is just one example of how exercise can allow you to make better decisions that can then further positively impact your health. Exercise also has the added bonus that it can improve your sleep quality especially when getting into a consistent routine.
I believe that there are 4 main pillars to health which include; Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, and Social/Emotional Wellness.
Of these 4 pillars, exercise is often the glue that keeps them all together and reminds us of the importance of them all.
Author : Jordan Proudfoot
Here are my thoughts and insights into fitness and wellness to be the best you possible.