Improve your balance and you will improve posture, coordination, strength, and athletic skill.
Poor Posture can cause aches and pains and over time lead to muscle imbalances. If you're sat at a desk all day everyday, the chances are your hamstrings and hip flexors are tight and over time shorten
Poor Digestion. Eating natural organic yogurt regularly will help restore the right balance of bacteria in the intestines and ensure that the digestive process is taking place properly. Drinking plenty of water and chewing food thoroughly whilst not rushing meals will also help!
Over Training can lead to tiredness, loss of focus, and no results. The body grows and repairs itself when it is at rest, so train don't drain! Use compound exercises that activate more muscle groups, this way the body will shed unwanted fat and elevate metabolism as well as tone the body.
Over use of aerobic activity. Gyms are almost full up with treadmills and cross trainers to the point where there is not much room for anything or anybody else. The body does need a certain level of cardiovascular to stay healthy, but excessive cardio training will cause muscle imbalances. 30 minutes 3 times a week of cardio exercise is not needed. A professional Sprinter wouldn't take that approach, and they have less body fat than the average gym goer who sticks to the treadmill and cross trainer in the gym.
Fad Dieting. Instead of reading endless books on new diets just eat right for your metabolic type. The three general types are, Carb type, Protein type, or mixed type. Depending on which one you are, for example, if you're a protein type you would emphasize your diet more around Protein and less carbohydrates.
Disruption of Sleep/Wake cycles adds stress to your body and can increase your chances of gaining weight because of hormonal imbalances, so make sure to get to sleep by 10.30pm
Keep the body moving. Even if you don't make frequent visits to the gym, try to stay active. Walk as often as possible and always take the stairs. It's no good, sitting in the office in one position all day and then fitting one hour at the gym in. The rule is to move regularly throughout the day. If you are in an office environment, try and get up out of your seat and walk around every half hour.
Burn your diet books, never diet, and never count calories.
Drink plenty of water, preferably half your body weight in ounces spread out through the day.
Eat high quality foods such as organic free range products, they have higher levels of nutrition and are free of pesticides.
Eat on a regular basis throughout the day, this will satisfy hunger. Include snacks in-between meals, this will elevate your metabolic rate.
Here i am with Dan Hellman who took the course. We learnt how infant development sets the stage for optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual development in the child, adolescent, and adult. We learnt in the morning session about the 7 primal patterns. Squat, Lunge, bend, Push, Pull, Twist, and Gait (Walk, Jog, Run) Rotation or twisting being the most important and how vital it is in everyday situations.
During the afternoon the course was focused on the gait cycle, which involves the whole body. This is a complex kinetic chain and anything within the chain such as a sore wrist or a blocked neck joint can change the outcome of gait analysis.
A few weeks ago I had an amazing opportunity to participate in one of the courses run by Paul Chek who is very well known in the fitness industry and is a legend. The first part of the course was Swiss Ball Training, the second part was Stretching. The course was packed with lots of knowledge and great advice by Paul which is very valuable.
The Swiss Ball course taught me how this type of training activates the nervous system and improves the body's ability to balance and to adapt to a constant changing base of support.
Scientific stretching teaches you various different approaches to stretching, how to stretch properly and the importance of breathing when stretching.