Renew the Mind Body & Soul
Information to help others renew and refocus
I kept it simple. Eat whole foods, don't count calories, and cook all fresh foods. Staying hydrated is important especially during a workout so I increased my water. My meal consists of a vegetable and a protein.
On my lifting days, I had extra protein. This provided natural muscle recovery to be able to lift the next day. I skip the starch because it bloats me BUT if it doesn’t bother you I would go for the whole grain stuff. Whole grain rice, whole grain pasta, or a sweet potato minus the sugar to provide you with a good protein and fiber combination.
The definition of strength training uses resistance to build muscle strength, increase endurance, and maintain flexibility.
Strength training isn’t about body-building or bulging muscles. Strength training focuses on building functional strength, which means strengthening your muscles, connective tissues, and bones to handle a variety of moves, whether it’s lifting, pushing, or pulling and training your central nervous system to recruit muscles effectively.
Not all strength training equals strong. It’s been shown to decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, lower blood pressure and improve glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.
As we move into our 40s and beyond, we naturally lose a little bit of muscle mass year over year. Matter of fact about 20% of adults lose their muscle mass. And if you’re in any of the stages of peri or post-menopause, the woes of a slowing metabolism will be even more pronounced. I read an interesting article on menopause.
With our current state of the pandemic, we all need a natural mood stabilizer. Strength training can help with our Wellness and mental state Improving low mood, loss of interest in activities, and feelings of worthlessness is key to longevity.
I was struggling with depression and because of strength training, it has been easy to maintain. The act of exercise produces mood-improving neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Plus, women who strength train commonly report feeling more confident and capable as a result of their program, all important factors in fighting depression. I know I did.
This change during this trying time the world is in has been great. I felt a sense of control in the middle of chaos. Reimagine me to be a better ME it is key for me. Renew my mind, body, and soul has been so rewarding.
Reach out to me if you feel the sense of needing a Re-Set.