You’ve spent the last several years feeling bad. Your sick, tired, and frustrated. You finally have had enough and start to change your eating habits. It takes time but you start to see improvement. Your digestion issues get better. You have more energy. The chronic issues or conditions you were dealing with go away. You feel amazing!!
You finally have your life back!
Most health issues that are based on poor lifestyle habits can be fixed with nutrition. This leads many people to feel that there is no need to have a fitness routine in order to gain health. This is absolutely correct,…kind of.
It really depends on how you define “health”. Let’s set a baseline.
What is the natural state of the human body?
The natural state of the human body is not one of chronic inflammation and stress. Unfortunately, this is how far too many people are. Changing your nutrition habits will bring you closer to where your body wants to be……stress free.
What you eat will help you reduce the stress and extra work that your body is dealing with on the inside.
How do I know if I have excess internal stress? Do you have any of these issues or something similar?
- Insulin resistance
- Autoimmune disorders
- Cardiovascular disease
- And on, and on, and on…
In fact, you could say that if your body was functioning stress free, you would be healthy.
If normal function and being healthy are the same, then where are you right now?
Any state other than healthy is below the baseline of function for the human body. Improving your health means that you are working to get back to, or up to, the basic level of where your body wants to be.
Think about that. The basic level of function.
Getting there is a huge accomplishment. It’s a phenomenal achievement to be able to look in a mirror and say, “I’m healthy again!”. The impact on your life is very real and the freedom you gain from attaining health is life-altering.
But it’s limited.
Nutrition habits will get you to baseline. This is the equivalent of fixing a car so that it runs fine in a garage, quick trips to the grocery store, or teaching your kid how to drive. It works well enough, but don’t push it. If you do, it will break.
Nutrition habits get your body to function well in the absence of stress. In fact, it is the process of removing stress from your body.
Having a fitness routine improves your body’s ability to perform in any situation, even in the presence of external stress.
You do not live in a world without external pressures, stress, physical needs, and requirements. Without including a process for preparing your body to perform efficiently, sustainably, and effectively, you don’t stand a chance at maintaining any health you may have gained through changing your nutrition for very long.
What do you need to handle stress, perform physical activity, and build a sustainable functioning physiology?
- Efficient metabolic function
- Lean mass
- Mental toughness
Nutrition can teach your body how to use fuel properly. Fitness makes it more efficient.
Nutrition can give your body the material it needs to build lean mass and muscle. Fitness does the building.
Nutrition cannot improve any of the aspects of fitness that directly impact your body’s ability to do work and perform under pressure.
Nutrition cannot improve your ability to move your body safely without the risk of injury.
Nutrition cannot give you confidence in your physical capability or increase your physical freedom.
I hope this helps you understand why it’s important to include fitness into your regular routine. If you don’t you are missing out on not only everything you need to help you thrive for years to come but you miss out on a lot of the freedom and enjoyment that comes from being fit.
The best way to get started on your fitness journey is to follow a program designed just for someone like you. The APEX at Home fitness program is a mobile app that will guide you through the process. Check it out here: https://apxts.com