Thanksgiving is over and the holiday fitness season has begun. Now is the time to recommit to your health and fitness to enjoy the healthiest holiday season ever.
Every year millions of people begin exercise programs after the new year hoping to get in shape. When you choose to live your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle, you will get off the roller coaster ride and experience good health without the extreme ups and downs that have plagued so many people during the holidays. And, you will never feel deprived when you say yes to the things that are good for you and no to everything else.
Keep this simple acronym for FitNESS in your consciousness and stay fit and healthy with a smile.
The acronym uses the NESS in FitNESS and it stands for Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength, and Structure.
Neurology comes first for a reason. Muscles are attached to bones and controlled by nerves. Your nervous system controls and coordinates all of your conscious and unconscious functions including your muscles, organs, and systems. You must have a healthy nervous system for your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe and your balance to be stable. This is one reason why many of the top athletes in the world utilize chiropractic care to optimize their training and fitness program.
Nutrition comes next. Make healthier food choices this holiday season. It is true, you are what you eat. Consuming a diet filled with organic fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and very low in sugar, white flour, white rice, and pasta, should be your lifestyle and not just as a weight-loss crash. This will sustain you not just while getting into shape but as you stay in shape. It’s making your new shape your lifestyle.
Endurance develops through cardiovascular exercise which includes walking, running, hiking, bike riding, and ellipticals that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your cardiovascular system. Start slow and steady, be consistent and as time goes on increase the frequency, intensity and duration of your endurance training.
Strength gives you confidence and is necessary if you want to be independent as you age. Whether you use weights or you do strength training through yoga, Pilates or other types of plyometric training, it is important to keep yourself strong as a part of a lifestyle.
Structure is also important when it comes to your 100 Year Lifestyle fitNESS plan. Having a healthy, straight, strong spine and posture is vital to your quality-of-life and fitness in the short and long-term. This is another reason why chiropractors have become the central figure in the healthcare team for millions of people including the U.S. Olympic Team.
Statistics show that you will probably live longer than you ever thought. If you want to get there in style with health and vitality, you must make your lifestyle fitness a priority. Any time of year is the right time to shift to a lifestyle of fitNESS and enjoy the journey on your way to a sensational century.