As the nation slowly but surely begins to get up and running again, so too can we as gyms are open once more! 12th
April marked the reopening of gyms across England, and the gym community returned in their full force to support their favourite local gym.
Although working out, whether at the gym or elsewhere, is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, nutrition
is a an often overlooked aspect of human health which, if not properly monitored, can have a detrimental effect on the human body.
There is a lot of fact and fiction flying around surrounding nutrition every day, with one of the common myths being that in order to be healthy you must have a totally strict diet and eat only the healthiest, leanest foods – however, this is simply not true. Whilst healthy foods absolutely are important and need to form the base of your diet, it’s perfectly acceptable to include treats
within a balanced diet!
So, now you know you don’t have to be completely strict with what you eat, let’s take a dive into what nutrition is and how you can tell you are getting it right!
What is Nutrition?
is essentially ensuring the body obtains the correct level of vitamins and nutrients from foods in order to provide appropriate health and growth. In terms of exactly what nutrients we need to have sufficient nutritional levels in our diets are, these include vitamins (A, C, D and E), fibre, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
How to Know You’re Getting The Right Level of Nutrition
The human body is a remarkable thing and has its own ways of telling you when it needs something. For example, you may get a dry mouth when your body is a little dehydrated. Or a headache when you need less screen time. Well, there are also many ways your body can tell if you if you have an acceptable level of nutrition in your diet.
Here are some of the signs to look out for:
- Good blood pressure level
- Mentally alert
- No major bowel issues
- Healthy bones, skin and hair
Other than noticing hints from your own body, there are other methods of ensuring you are receiving the right level of nutrition, such as:
- Utilise a Nutrition Coach: Nutrition Coaches are qualified to advise on nutrition with knowledge on food nutrition, human metabolism and much more to help you maintain your nutrition levels!
- Various apps/websites: There are plenty of tools out there that can help provide an idea of whether you are getting sufficient nutrition in your diet, such as BBC’s Nutrition Calculator.
- Nutrition courses: The best way to ensure you are getting the right nutrition, is to know yourself all about nutrition! There are plenty of Nutrition courses out there that you can study online, and who knows, you might just forge a new career out of it!
Does nutrition interest you and think you may want to explore the possibility of making it your next career move?
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