Living for Health and Wellbeing.

It's all about balancing everything out to suit your lifestyle.

Like everything to do with life and our bodies we do very well when exposed to small amounts of stress. As the saying goes "everything in moderation".
So it comes to stress this rule still applies, you might be surprised to know that we actually need a little bit of different stress in our lives to be healthy. Sound weird? Well think of it this way, When where lifting weights or running around stress is being places on all of our metabolic systems and with this structured and deliberate stress we recover and during the recovery our body's heal and adapt and the way they adapt is like this.
The body thinks wow that was hard on us we don't want something to happen like that again to us so when we recover were going to strengthen ourselves to make that same stress easier the next time we decide to do anything again. This is what is call the adaptive stress and recovery response.
If the body is exposed to too much stress without an equal recovery to counter it and let the body heal,

Stress Management

Breathing, Meditation, Leisure and Sleep

Like everything to do with life and our bodies we do very well when exposed to small amounts of stress. As the saying goes "everything in moderation".
So it comes to stress this rule still applies, you might be surprised to know that we actually need a little bit of different stress in our lives to be healthy. Sound weird? Well think of it this way, When where lifting weights or running around stress is being places on all of our metabolic systems and with this structured and deliberate stress we recover and during the recovery our body's heal and adapt and the way they adapt is like this.
The body thinks wow that was hard on us we don't want something to happen like that again to us so when we recover were going to strengthen ourselves to make that same stress easier the next time we decide to do anything again. This is what is call the adaptive stress and recovery response.

Breathing

Can help us in more ways than you think.

No matter what we want to do, we do it better if we are relaxed. Since our breathing reflect our thoughts, feelings and physical body it means that situations that have us feeling tense also lead to tense and stressed breathing. This way of breathing then leads to a lack of oxygen which in turn makes the body and brain even more stressed.
By taking control of our breathing and making it more relaxed, our body tunes in and becomes relaxed as well which leads to better functioning in general.
When the body is relaxed, health is good, energy is high and it becomes easier to be happy and loving toward yourself and others.

A woman relaxing and focused on her breathing

Meditation

A great tool for people who need a little extra help.

Meditation is a way of calming the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily lives. Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment.

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Leisure

Make sure to take time out to have fun.

This is a great way to relieve stress in your daily life. The beauty of it is that is can be anything you desire as long as it does actually break away from what normally causes you to be stressful in the first place. It can be active, or you could just sit and read a book. Remember the purpose of this is to take your mind off the things are causing you stress.

A man enjoying himself wakeboarding

Sleep

A vital process the body needs.

Sleep is as essential for good health as oxygen, food and water. Most scientists agree that sleep is important for restoring physical and mental health. It refreshes the mind and repairs the body. Lack of sleep, or sleep deprivation, can cause fatigue, poor concentration and memory, mood disturbances, impaired judgment and reaction time, and poor physical coordination. Which left unchecked in time can lead to detrimental health problems.

A woman happly sound asleep in her comfy pillow and bed

Nutrition

You really are what what you eat.

The word Diet - Comes from Greek diaita, "a way of life, mode of living." and should not have negative emotions attached to it. With information changing around this topic all the time it's no wonder we give up and just do whatever we want knowing it could lead to health problems in the future. So to simplify all the information readily available for free, Better Life Personal Training Studio is going to list some very general and common logical guides for everyone to eat for their health and wellbeing by not stressing over the minor details.

Hydration

Water = life.

Water is involved in just about every part of life on this planet and especially for our us, which is probably why our body's are made up of 60-70% of the stuff. Our body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly, without it we can only maintain life for approx 3 days compared to food were we could live on for much longer.
We lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when we breathe. We lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, when you are physically active, or if you have a fever. Vomiting and diarrhea can also lead to rapid water loss. If you don’t replace the water you lose, you can become dehydrated. The best way to prevent dehydration is to constantly top up the body with water through out the day. The is no definite number of how much water you need to drink because depending on your health, activity levels and even the weather your requirements will change.
There are symptoms the body has that let you know you could use a little more water so if you notice any of these go have a sip of the only liquid that body really wants:

  1. Little or no urine, or urine that is darker than usual.
  2. Dry mouth or lips.
  3. Sleepiness or fatigue.
  4. Thirst.
  5. Headache, or hangover.
  6. Confusion or hard to concentrate.
  7. Dizziness or lightheaded feeling
  8. Clumsiness.
  9. No tears when crying.
  10. Dry, non elastic skin.
  11. Sunken dark eyes
A glass of pure water

Protein

The building blocks of our bodies.

Brain cells, muscle, skin, hair and nails are just some of the body parts that are made up from proteins. it is estimated that around half of the human body’s dry weight is made up of protein.
Many of the foods we eat contain protein, particularly animal foods. These proteins are broken down during digestion to release amino acids, which are the building blocks of all proteins. Once inside the body, these amino acids are used to make new proteins including enzymes and hormones such as adrenalin. Proteins are sometimes also used as an energy source.

Meat

A rich and complete source to choose from.

There is an order for the quality of the sources to choose from and it is based on the health of the animal it comes from, not the cut of meat or how much it costs.
  1. Certified Organic
  2. Free range, Grass fed, Hormone Free, Antibiotic Free
  3. Quality Lean Cuts (remove visible fat before cooking)
  4. Everything else (standard, less fat the better) or don’t bother
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Dairy

Not as essential in the diet as you think.

There is an order for the quality of the sources to choose from and it is based on the health of the animal it comes from, not the cut of meat or how much it costs. WARNING if its low in fat it might be a good idea to check the ingredients for added sugar.
  1. Certified Organic, Un-Homogenized (full fat)
  2. Certified Organic, Homogenised (half or low fat)
  3. Everything else.
A mixture of different dairy foods. chesses, milk etc.

Fats

We all need these in our diets.

A lot of your dietary fats will come from your protein sources and as long as these are healthy sourced animal their fat content will be healthy too.
There are many reasons not to limit our bodies with this essential nutrient.
They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are a great source of energizing fuel.

Saturated Fats

Not as harmful as they say.

There is no direct evidence that proves eating saturated fats causes an increase in bad cholesterol which in turn causes heart conditions. This is all based on assumptions at the time when this research study was conducted. There has been many new studies and also reviews of old research to show that saturated fats are not the underlying cause of being overweight or any other heart condition. There are a lot of different factors that you might develop any of these metabolic conditions.

Animals

  1. Cow, Pig, Lamb, Chicken and most other animals and their organs.

Dairy

  1. Butters, Creams, Milk and Cheese.

Plant

  1. Palm oils, Coconut, Milks, Creams and Oils.
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Unsaturated Fats

These need to be in the diet

Unsaturated fats consist of Monounsaturated fats (omega 9 fatty acids) and Polyunsaturated fats (omega 3, and 6 fatty acids).
Polyunsaturated are considered essential because the body is unable to produce these fatty acids itself so incorporating them into the diet is the only way to get them. Most of these fatty acids are pretty easy the find in your current diet with the exception of omega 3 which is normally deficient in the average diet especially if you don't eat fish at least 3 times a week.

Essential omega 3 fats

  1. oily fish such as salmon, sardines and blue-eye travella and tuna
  2. omega 3 eggs and grass fed meats
  3. plant sources including linseed/flaxseed, walnuts, soybeans and canola oil.

Essential omega 6 fats

  1. margarine spreads, sunflower, soybean, sesame oils
  2. nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, brazil and pine nuts) sunflower seeds.

Essential omega 9 fats

  1. olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, nuts, avocados.
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Carbohydrates

Great source of nutrients and energy.

Carbohydrates is where we get most if not all our dietary fiber and nutrients (vitamins and minerals) from. We also get our energy from carbohydrates but that is not as necessary as you may be lead to believe because the body has metabolic processes to extract and convert energy from protein and fat too.

Fibrous

Great source of fiber and nutrients

This category is made up of mostly vegetables and fruits. Raw, steamed, stir fried, pan fry, blanched, it doesn't really matter that much how you like to eat your veggies as long as you eat them. Always try to wash them as good as you can before cooking or eating. if your feeling a little nauseous, or feeling sick it might be best to cook your veggies as eating raw veggies takes more effort and places extra stress on your digestive system which you don't need if your sick.

Combination of fruits and vegetables

Starchy

Very energy dense foods.

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Combination of grains and root vegetables

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