When was the last time you asked how someone is and they responded with “BUSY!” Such a common theme in today’s world – with so many things to do, yet it seems so little time to do them. Here is the thing…technology has allowed us to do more, but because we can do more it hasn’t saved us time! Our phones have the capacity to do everything we need, yet we are even more stressed with work, things to do, and more. Because life is so radically busy we have to learn to be radically slower. We have to realize that if we do not fuel up (aka rest, nutrition, work out), we are setting ourselves up for major failure. We will share some tricks in the coming weeks on how to do this, but what a great time to do inventory on your daily habits. FUEL UP!
Everyday athletes need to make sure they are fueling their bodies properly in order to develop into strong successful athletes. Here are a few tips and tricks from our very own Reign Fitness to help your athlete excel.
- • Eat often.
- • Drink one gallon of water per day, if possible.
- • Eat Quality Foods:
– Proteins: Chicken, Steak, Seafood, Egg Whites, Protein Shakes
– Carbohydrates: Fruits and Veggies, Oatmeal, Quinoa, White Rice, Sweet or Red Potatoes, Chia and Flax Seed
– Fats: Avocados, Eggs, Nuts, Olive Oils
WHAT DO YOUR DAILY MEALS LOOK LIKE?
With proper sleep you will experience:
Improved reaction times – Sleep deprivation is known to reduce reaction times significantly. Even a single all-nighter can reduce reaction times by more than 300%, not to mention the several days often needed for recovery.
Better accurace, faster sprint times – Studies focused on extended sleep indicate that optimal sleep is likely beneficial in reaching peak athletic performance.
What do your daily meals look like?
Make a journal of your daily consumption habits. Are you eating enough? Hydrating enough? Eating quality foods?
How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
Google sleep hours required for your age. It might shock you. Commit to adding one more hour of sleep nightly and make note of your energy levels, productivity, and all around well-being. Remember…small changes!