Exercise

How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels (And What To Eat For Working Out)

How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels (And What To Eat For Working Out)

How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels (And What To Eat For Working Out)

When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of getting more regular workouts.

Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our energy levels and you don’t need to do a lot to reap the benefits.

In fact, a University of Georgia study found that performing 20 minutes of low intensity exercise could decrease fatigue by up to 65%!

A physical activity as simple as walking, yoga or a leisurely bike ride (for only 20 minutes!) can do so much more for your energy than a cup of coffee or an energy drink ever could.

So how does exercise actually increase energy?

The Connection Between Exercise, Sleep & Your Weight

The Connection Between Exercise, Sleep & Your Weight

The Connection Between Exercise, Sleep & Your Weight

When it comes to managing your health and your weight, it’s no secret that exercise and sleep are huge factors. 

In my recent 4 part video series- the Four Pillars of Health, we learned about incorporating Healthy Eating, Exercise, Mindset and Sleep, and why they are all important for our health. (Link at the bottom in case you missed this series)

You know that exercise will help you burn off some extra calories and boost your metabolism. But you also know that sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being.

So, is it better to skimp on sleep and get up early to workout?

Or is it better to sleep in and skip the gym for another day?

Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. We need exercise to sleep better but we also need sleep to exercise. And when it comes to weight management, we need both.

So let’s take a closer look at how exercise and sleep affect each other and which one takes the lead when it comes to managing your weight.

The Four Pillars Of Health (Pillar 2- Exercise)

The Four Pillars Of Health (Pillar 2- Exercise)

The Four Pillars Of Health

Pillar 2- Exercise

Have you ever heard the saying ‘You can’t outrun a bad diet’. It’s true!

BUT exercise is important. Finding balance and incorporating all the different and necessary pillars of health is our current topic.

Get ready for the Four Pillars of Health- Part 2

The True Health Benefits of Exercise

The True Health Benefits of Exercise

The True Health Benefits of Exercise

You might be wondering why, on a Nutrition blog I am talking about exercise. But we have to remember, it's all connected. We have to include a healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep and a healthy mindset for long term health. So, today, we are talking about exercise. 

Here we go. 

Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity.

Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your sleep.