Finding The Right Balance Between Diet and Exercise

There is not a doubt in the world that getting at least 30 minutes exercise per day is not only good for your body but good for your soul.

A body craves movement.

Yes your mind might tell you that sitting on the couch eating popcorn and watching your favourite soap is so much more pleasurable then going for a walk in the park or participating in one of the great social team sports we offer here at Salisbury Super Sports.

The fact is, that is a lie. If you give yourself a fighting chance to actually go out and be part of an exercise regime you will feel better and actually start to look forward to your daily exercise bouts.

To complement your exercise regime you must eat and drink correctly. If you are expending more energy, the bottom line is that your body will need more fuel. No, you will not put on weight if you find that happy balance.

Fuel In Energy Out

There are a lot of fads out there designed to attract your attention and well-earned dollars so be wary of celebrity endorsed products that are “full of wholesome goodness”.

To give your body the best chance it has to process the environmental onslaught, you need to do a couple of things.

Drink Water

First thing in the morning give your liver a boost and drink a litre of water. If you add the juice of a lemon to it you will not only boost your liver but supercharge it.

A good rule of thumb for water consumption is to drink a litre of water for every 22 kg’s of weight and a litre of water for every hour of exercise.

Why not try this suggestion – Drink a big glass of water and then every time you go to the loo, have another.

Eat Fresh Food

It is really important to fuel your body with living foods and not dead food such as cooked or packaged food. The additives alone can cause a chemical nightmare in your system let alone the loss of any vital nutrients.

The confusion comes from being told you need X amount of calories a day to support your body. Calories and nutrients are two different things.

The sad truth is that whilst some foods will benefit you if they are cooked, such as tomatoes releasing lycopene, the majority of foods are best eaten in the state that they were provided.

Plenty of leafy green vegetables as well as the colours of the rainbow in other vegetables and fruit will soon have your skin glowing and your body revving.