The Benefits of Eating Healthy that Goes Beyond Weight Loss

Benefits of Eating Healthy

Hey guys! Welcome back!

How’s your journey been like so far? We hope that it’s going well. If you feel like it isn’t, it would be important to take a step back and do a thoughtful analysis of your present status.

Ask yourself these few things:

  • Are you being consistent?
  • What parts are you having trouble with?
  • What needs to change?
  • What or who can help you change in?

The answers to the questions above will help you better determine the leak in your fitness plan. The journey to good health needs consistency. Having a clear idea on how you can further improve your fitness routine.

Getting healthy requires some key ingredients: strong will, regular physical activity, discipline, and healthy meals. Today, we will be placing the focus on healthy meals!

A common reason why a lot of people are unhealthy is because of what they eat on a regular basis. It is very easy to neglect what you eat. There are many excuses that we all employ on a regular basis—here are a few:

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of options
  • Unfamiliarity with healthy alternatives

It happens to the best of us. We recognize that eating healthy come a whole new set of responsibilities. HOWEVER!! There are so many very real benefits to eating healthy that go way beyond losing weight. That’s what we will be discussing today! Also check out our tips on supplementation for fitness here.

You should eat healthy because…

It boosts your mood in a consistently organic way

Most people often make use of sugar to perk up. While it works for a short while, sugar has a nasty habit of making users crash after a few hours. Those who are dependent on sugar often experience withdrawal symptom and feelings of depression. Most doctors will tell you to lay off excess sugar.

What you can eat instead:

  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Fruit

Certain types of fish come in packed with Omega 3’s that is good for your heart. It is also a good pick me up so you have that organic source of energy that does not have a crash.

It makes your brain healthier as well

In order for our brains to work in maximum capacity, it needs energy. A lot of fried food often make you feel sluggish afterwards because of all the cholesterol and impedes your cognitive capabilities. Over long periods of time, it may even start to shrink your brain.

What you can eat instead:

  • Nuts
  • Avocado

These have natural oils which promote better brain function. Keep your brain healthy and boost your mental faculties by eating healthy.

It makes sleep come easier

Sleep is important when you are trying to get healthy. In order to have enough energy to keep your fitness plan on track, you need to get enough sleep. When you eat mostly processed food, you overburden your system making digestion slower. This does not make for a good equation for proper sleep.

What you can eat instead:

  • Beans
  • Artichokes
  • Fruits

Fruits like cranberries are high in antioxidants which help you get better sleep.

It fights stress

Stress is a regular part of life. A common thing that people tend to do is to stress-eat whenever they are under duress. Raise your hand if you have ever seen any depiction of a woman with a tub of ice cream while crying their eyes out—the “break-up food” montage. While this may seem like a good idea at the time, it inevitably ends up packing a lot of pounds. Not to mention that all the excess sugar develops a sort of dependency.

What you can eat instead:

  • Dark chocolate

Remember when Harry Potter first came across a Dementor on the train? He was given chocolate to perk his mood. Dark chocolate has the right amount of sugar to perk you up without putting in any excess pounds into your system. So beat off the stress with a small bar of your favorite dark chocolate. It’s good for you and your state of mind.

It keeps your immunity up

Getting a cold is no joke. It is a perfect concoction of headaches, chills, weakness, and inability to breathe properly. People who routinely neglect healthy food which is a good source of vitamins end up getting sick more often.

What you can consume instead:

  • Fruits high in Vitamin C
  • Food with probiotics
  • Green tea

Green tea is great in fighting off the flu when the season is natural for it. Eating healthy will also protect your system from other viruses and lessens any chance of infection.

It lets you live longer

My cousin had a friend who had a heart attack at the age of 25. He lived what you call a “party lifestyle” he never slept at night, had no previous history of heart problems, smoked, and ate mostly unhealthy food since he was old enough to party. He was also not a fan of working out. All those bad decisions culminated into a tragedy that could have been avoided with the right lifestyle choices.

Studies have shown that people who do not keep their diet healthy have an increased 48% chance of dying because of health-related issues and illnesses. If you value your life, making the right decisions about what you eat and how you live your life should be considered with seriousness.

It provides all the energy you need to be productive

There are a lot of things you can accomplish in a day if you have the energy for it. This is why having the right fuel in your body tank is critical. Those that end up cramming towards the deadline of a project often go with unhealthy food like chips, soda, or pizza. This is because it’s easy to obtain and quick to consume.

However, studies have shown that people who eat healthy are 67% more productive and more efficient that those that do not.

Get started on your healthy diet today!

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The Best Natural Supplements To Enhance Your Fitness

Natural Supplement for FitnessBeing able to achieve optimal performance from your fitness requires a proper diet. In order to get a great diet and nutrition plan in place, a lot of people will require proper supplementation.

Luckily, there are plenty of natural supplements that you can get into your diet in order to maximize your fitness results. Below, we will be going over some of the top natural supplements that you can use in order to enhance your fitness and get absolute maximum results from every workouts.

  1. Bone Broth Protein

One of the single best natural supplements that you can use to enhance your fitness is bone broth protein. While you might have heard about bone broth and it’s many benefits, a lot of people might not know that there are supplement companies making it in protein powder form.

Bone broth gets its amazing benefits from the marrow, bones, tendons, and ligaments of animals. While it might not sound too appealing for some, that is exactly where the best nutrients are such as collagen, trace minerals, and even amino acids. And if you like many guys prefer to stick to old workout and bodybuilding supplements then we suggest you to for great range of options.

With new supplements like bone broth protein, no longer do you actually need to slow stew various animal parts for 24 hours or more to get the natural benefits that it can provide.

  1. Green Superfood Powder

Leafy greens and other kinds of greens have tremendous healing properties attached to them. While every formula is different, green superfood blends offer a tremendous value proposition for those that are looking to get a lot of healthy nutrients into their diets without having to consistently juice or buy expensive greens.

For those that might be looking to get these vegetables into their diets without having to consistently eat them or juice them, you should be able to substitute these powders for them and get the same health benefits you would if you were to juice or eat them. This is great for those that might be looking to lose weight or get healthier overall.

  1. B-Vitamins

For those that are looking to improve their own energy production and energy levels, you can get b-vitamins into your diet.

These are the same vitamins that you would get from eating dairy, eggs, and even meat. A lot of people might experience fatigue or muscle weakness purely from a deficiency of b-vitamins. Therefore, it would be very helpful for those that experience this.

Overall, there are plenty of different natural supplements that you can get into your routine that can help improve your fitness levels and workouts.…

Block Any Chance of Regression: Tips to Maintain Your Healthy Lifestyle

Hey there! Welcome back! First off, let us say that we are really proud of you for starting up your healthy lifestyle. We fully understand how difficult that can be at times. There are just too many temptations sometimes, right?

Getting fit and staying fit isn’t always sunshine and daisies. This is something that you really need to work hard at. In order to help you stay on course, let us share some tips on how you can maintain your healthy lifestyle!

Healthy LifestyleRemind yourself of your past

One of the best ways to successfully move forward is to never forget your past. This is something that we have always believed and it is very applicable for every facet of our lives.

There are a lot of reasons why a person actively chose to be healthy. It can be because of a nasty breakup, a health scare, a determination to hit a body type—whatever it is, remember it. Keep it at the back of your mind but never let it impede your progress.

Fueling your determination with what you want to break free of is one of the most potent ways to stay the course.

Create little achievements

If you’ve ever played on an Xbox, you should be very familiar with the achievement system. If you aren’t, the achievement system is a notification of an achievement upon completion of something big or small. In a game, it can pop up for something as large as defeating an enemy boss or something as small as handing an apple to a child.

Utilize the same thing for your health process. Determine which achievements can be unlocked. For example, have you completed the “have apples for breakfast” achievement? Or it could even be something like “slept for 8 hours”. The best part is that you decide which ones are your achievements. You can even write it down in your fitness journal!

Have short-term goals

While the long-term is always continued fitness, if you’re starting from scratch, it can be disheartening to not see visible results. As such, it would be prudent for you (and your mental health) to set short-term goals.

However, it is important that your short-term goals must be both achievable and quantifiable. There would be no sense in selecting a goal that you cannot measure. For the first week, you can have your short-term goal as waking early for the whole week. It’s a good way to train your mind and your body to get rearing for another day of healthy living. It’s also a great way to keep your motivation up.

Make it Easy for You to Get Going

Most people who get started on their fitness routine often regress because they use the excuse of “not having enough time”. It’s always not enough time to get ready or there are other pressing reasons to skip today’s workout—it’s so frustrating at times.

While we get it that we all lead busy lives, in order for there to be enough time, you have to make it yourself. If you have the goal of working out early in the mornings, make it easy for you to get started by prepping all your things the night before.

Ready your outfits, put your shoes by the door, prep your grab and go breakfast. Those are the little things that can help you stick to our routine.

Establish healthy relationships

No, really. Of course we’re not only talking about romantic relationships (those help to though, by the way). Healthy relationships are with people who are supportive of your healthy lifestyle. As harsh as it may seem, a big reason why it was hard for you to get healthy and keep healthy was because of the company you keep.

A golden rule is to surround yourself with people who you want to be like. Imagine what it would be like if you surround yourself with people just as dedicated to being healthy. As being fit and healthy comes natural for them, they’ll be more able to provide you with the support that you need.

In the event that they too struggle with keeping the lifestyle, you can all help keep each other on course.

Feed your positive habits and starve out the bad ones

You’ve probably heard of the saying “the side you feed is the side that grows”. This can be used to help remind you of why you want to stay healthy. When you start out with your healthy lifestyle, it would be important to determine bad habits.

Do you tend to snack a lot in between meals? Do you tend to skimp out on workouts in favor of vegging in? Starve those habits out! Instead, feed your positive habits. By feed, we mean do them more often.

Positive habits like eating healthy is a habit that you need to maintain until it becomes natural to you. Once it has become natural, that only means that you’ve successfully managed to feed a positive habit.

Track Your Successes and Failures

Fitness is a continuous process. It’s not something that you start one day and expect to be perfect. There will be days that you fail to meet a certain goal and it’s important to jot that down in your fitness journal.

Having a bird’s eye view of your successes and failures will help you see how far you’ve come. Detect trends as they happen. Are you trending toward a more healthy life or are you slowly scaling back into old habits? When you track everything, it will be easy to plan your next move.

Avoid turning into a nightmare coach

Motivation is a little ember that must be carefully conditioned and protected until it turns into a full blown flame. A sure way to stomping out that ember is by being too hard on yourself. Remember that you are trying to get healthy because you want to be. It’s not something that you should force feed into your system. That’s a great way to set you and your health routine up for failure.

While the importance of being strict in needed, you must also temper strictness with understanding. Just as you would want your friend to empathize with you when you’re down, do yourself a favor and give yourself the same treatment.…

The First Step is Always the Hardest: Tips for Starting Your Fitness Journey

Fitness and Sucess Routine for Fitness

So you’ve decided to get healthy! First of all, congratulations! We at Envigeur Fitness are already so proud of you. It is SO not easy to decide to get healthy. There are a lot of factors that can hamper the decision to being healthy and to maintain the healthy lifestyle.

To help you with that, we’ll be discussing a few tips on how you can start your fitness journey!

Read Up!

There’s a wealth of information available on the internet if you know where to look! If you aren’t comfortable with staring at a screen for long periods of time, it would be smart to visit your favorite bookstore and look up fitness books or even fitness magazines.

If there’s anyone you admire, try to read up on how they get healthy or fit. If you think it’s feasible for you, you can consider giving it a try. Before you start all the action, it is important to educate yourself on the proper ways to get fit. That way, you lessen the chances of getting injured or overwhelmed when you are in the crux of your routine.

Establish Your Goals

Fitness Goals Leads to Success

Before you start anything, it is important to have a goal in mind. Are you planning on losing weight? Are you planning on putting on weight?

Are you planning on gaining muscles? Are you planning on toning your body? There are a lot of ways to get fit so it’s important to know the kind of fit you want to achieve.

As such, it is important to have very specific goals. That way you can direction your attention to the information that will help you attain it.

Other than specific goals, you have to be able to quantify your goals. Set a target weight if you’re planning on losing or gaining weight.

That way, you’ll be able to see how close or far you are away from your target. Above all things, your goal must be attainable and realistic. It will do no good to pursue something that is unhealthy.

Set Yourself Up For Success

This isn’t as difficult or complicated as it sounds. If you decide to go with early morning fitness routine, prep your things the night before. We have found that making it easier for you to get routine started involves getting things in order.

Don’t let yourself have the excuse that there’s so much stuff to prepare that you end up deciding you’re too busy or that you don’t have enough time. There is always enough time if you make time for it.

Also, we’ve found that picking a fitness activity that you find enjoyable is an effective way to set yourself up for success. If you enjoy cardio, pick cardio heavy activities. Thankfully, there are a lot more options available in terms of fitness routines. It would be prudent to do your research on nearby places that offer fitness sessions that interest you.

Get a Fitness Diary

Daily Fitness Progress

A great way to hold yourself accountable is by jotting down your journey. When you’re committed to fitness, having a diary to write down your thoughts and progress is a good form of record-keeping and stress release. Even when you have bad days, put it down in writing—this way you can always look back and see what you can improve.

When you keep at it and you look back on your journey, you’ll be able to see a really clear idea of what your fitness story is shaping out to be.

Be Frank with Yourself

One of the biggest things to do once you decide to get healthy is to identify your weaknesses. Knowing what to look out for is a great way to keep yourself from slipping back into bad habits. Before you start up your routine, have a frank assessment of yourself. What can you still work on?

Are there any bad habits you presently have? Identifying the properly will enable you to get started on dropping them. If you cannot identify them for yourself, have someone help you. Be open about the experience. Remember this is to help you out in the end. Even if you don’t like what you hear, this is when being frank with yourself works really well.

If you’ve ever tried to get fit before and it didn’t go so well, it is important to determine the reasons why. That will be a good way to determine what you need to avoid doing. Properly identifying your weaknesses will enable you to suitably guard yourself from another missed opportunity to get fit.

Normalize Your Sleep Schedule

Sleep Vital to Workout Fit

Sleep is very important in the fitness recipe. When your body does not get enough rest, it does not have enough energy to do the routines that you want it to do. More often than not, you will feel slugging and the “maybe tomorrow” syndrome will kick in.

Before you get started on your fitness routine, normalize your sleep schedule. The term ‘normal’ varies from person to person. Other factors in your life may require you to be awake at nights and not during the day. If that’s the case, stick to that schedule. It’ll be easier for you to get your routine started if there are no drastic changes to your sleep schedule.

Get a Fitness Buddy

One of the best ways to start your fitness journey is to get someone to go along the journey with you. You must never underestimate the strength of having someone hold you accountable for your decision to start being healthy.

Having a fitness buddy is also a great way of deepening bonds while having fun. You even get the added bonus of getting healthier while you do it. One of the best ways to make a fitness routine enjoyable is by turning it into something social. Having a support system in place before you start your routine is a good way to be driven.

Food For Thought

You’re about to embark on something difficult and you are going to have tough days. Just keep at it and you will start your fitness journey successfully! Best of luck!…