Welcome to my blog! The fitness world is filled with so much information that it can be dizzying. It’s easy to get caught up in implementing all the different advice you come across - much of it conflicting. I rode that rollercoaster in the beginning of my fitness journey. Trying new ideas is fun, and there is no better teacher than experience, but our time is limited. At some point you want to know that your efforts are based on solid principles and will bring results, so it’s important to have a set of guiding principles you can always refer back to.
We receive a seemingly ever-changing stream of health and fitness advice. Eat this, don’t eat that. Oh, wait a minute... eat THAT, don't eat THIS. Here’s the thing. It will always come back to four areas: diet, exercise, rest, and stress management. Applying common sense and being mindful of your habits in these areas goes a long way. Are you eating mostly whole foods? Are you getting a good mix of intense exercise and gentle movement in your days? Are you getting sufficient sleep? Are you aware of sources of stress in your life? These questions are the starting point.