Building a new wellness/fitness habit starts with a sometimes massive behavioral change, which also brings up the question: Am I really ready to make a change at this point of my life? Everything we do, feel, and think relates to our well-being. In my opinion, wellness is considered a way of living, an integration of the body, mind, and soul. It’s not just about your looks, but your health as well: overindulging in unhealthy habits can endanger your life in more ways than one, and avoiding this situation is a must.
If the answer is yes, and you are ready to make a change, it’s time to move on to three steps that lead to behavior change: contemplation, action and maintenance. You should always think of your wellness and well-being as a lifelong dynamic journey. The road map of your journey is unique to you. It is a conscious choice; it does not happen accidentally. Cultivating, growing, and maintaining wellness habits that work specifically for you and your daily routine is key.
I often say that exercising (the intensity is not as important here yet) might be something that you find hard to make time for in your everyday schedule but it is highly essential to make it a piece of your day by day schedule to increase work productivity and overall well being. It can assist you with discharging pressure, being innovative, and time management skills. Thinking with a clear mind, combining exercise and meditation, helps workers stay on task and focus better.
In this BLOG I go into a little more detail about some things that I guarantee will be improved by adding a quick workout or exercise in your daily routine.
If like many you’re not a fan of spending your time in the gym, you should look for alternative solutions that could be just as effective as lifting weights. Some of the best outdoor activities include power walking, rock climbing, swimming, jogging, and playing various sports with friends or family. What’s great is that there are so many options to choose from, so you shouldn’t have a problem picking your favourite activity.
We should also remember that vitamin and minerals — particularly A, C and E, as well as zinc — play an important role in keeping the immune system strong and staying healthy. Filling each plate with produce, lean meats, dairy and healthy fats, will help us to get what we need to help keep our immune system strong.
A new year can always be the motivation you have been looking for and it can be powerful enough to instigate a total life change in terms of dietary choices. I know that because I still remember like if it was yesterday, when I became a professional swimmer back 2010, I knew that from that year on, I would have to make better and healthier dietary selections in order to achieve longevity in my profession.
Although it might seem simple to make those changes, it is extremely hard to keep up with them. When reality hits and we all get busy with our schedules, the first thing we tend to lose is the track of our diet. But what are the benefits of a healthier diet? Well, for this one I am assuming I don't have to extend myself too much. A healthier balanced diet can only bring us benefits in the short and long run in terms of having a better well-being.
Cultivating and growing your overall wellness builds resilience, reduces the risk of illness, and ensures positive interactions on a daily basis. Your well-being not only affects your life, it also influences others you are closely connected to.
Investing in your health and wellness can start at any age and is a lifelong process. The goal should always be to make tweaks to make the action become a realistic lifestyle for you. We must make time for things that are “necessary” but also allow this new behavior and new lifestyle to enter the conversation of longevity, well-being and necessity.
As I showed you above, a clean diet and fitness routine can only bring benefits to our health and overall well-being. If you have things such as “eating healthy” or “lose weight” in your New Year’s resolution list this year, I challenge you to stay consistent and stay focused throughout the whole year by implementing some of the tips I gave you. The most important part is to get started and not give up. It might seem harder at first but I guarantee it is worth it and you will adapt in the long run!
Paul Millsap, 4x NBA All-Star and Hydra-Guard Partner has always made his nutrition and health a priority, which reflects his elite performance and extremely successful career in the NBA. Paul’s ability to maintain playing at the highest level has been nothing short of amazing. It's a professional career that every athlete strives for.
The key for longevity in any athlete’s career is to take care of their bodies first and that's something that Paul has obviously done very well. Hydra-Guard Sports Drink caught Paul’s attention in early 2019, when he officially partnered with them in efforts to bring the brands healthy benefits more readily available to more households across the country.
"Being a professional athlete naturally encourages me and my family to live a healthy lifestyle. Hydra-Guard Sports Drink raises the bar to unprecedented heights with its beverage innovation. It’s packed with electrolytes, and being an all natural sports drink with low sugars is a game changer, this product is changing the industry," says Paul.