A very basic definition of nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. You may be wondering, "What exactly are 'nutrients' though?" Well, there are six main nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals. We obtain all six of these from the foods we eat, and the things we drink; essentially whatever we put into our bodies. However, there are so many more "nutrients" that we absorb throughout the day.
Our being can tell when we are uncomfortable and need to be somewhere else, or have something else. It can tell when we need to be away from the noise and in a quiet place for a while. It can tell when we have been struggling for a long time and need a little physical touch to feel that energy from someone else. Often times we tell ourselves these things are insignificant and don't deserve our efforts or attentions, but it is the total opposite! Read more
Some of you may be thinking, "Yeah no $#!t Ryan"! Interestingly enough, even though many of you may have that thought, how many of you go onto Google and type in something like: 'how to lose belly fat', or 'ways to get the most out of your workout', or 'what foods are good for weight loss'? What's happening is you are hoping to find a generalized solution to a specific problem of yours. That's a little silly isn't it?
We are all looking for that miracle cure to what ails us; whether it's excess weight, high blood pressure, hair loss, or whatever. Everybody wants a quick, concrete answer to solve their problems. "I have X as my problem and I want Y. Solve my equation." The challenge with that complaint is, NO TWO PEOPLE ARE THE SAME! Read more
Kind of a curious idea isn’t it? We’ve been conditioned to have this thought that we have to be working out 3-5 days a week for an hour or more, while still being able to maintain a full-time job, family responsibilities, and go out with friends. Just writing that out was tiring.. Now, if you ARE able to manage that lifestyle, I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for you and your will to work because you are in the 3% of the population, congratulations! For the rest of the 97% of the population, arguably the greatest piece of advice I can give you is to SLOW DOWN. Most of us are in such a rush, and we don't even realize where we're going! Read more