Thursday, April 23, 2015
Food for Thought : Proper Nutrition Needed for Physical Activities
1 . Staying hydrated is important , but you can overdo it . The color of your urine is one of the best indicators of hydration status . It should be colorless or light yellow , if you are well-hydrated . Water is best choice for hydration .
2 . If your activity is less than one hour , you likely will not need any specialized energy or electrolyte replacements such as sports drinks or glucose products .
3 . Deciding what to eat before an event can be a bit tricky . For short events , such as a 5K jog , you most likely do not need to do anything special , other than eating a light breakfast . For longer distances , you may need to refuel during the event .
4 . Understanding that everyone's metabolism and digestive system work a little different , You should never try out a new product , supplement or food just before or during an event . Make sure you test how your body reacts to these and how these products help your performance during training .
5 . As always , check with your doctor before starting any complex exercise routine and your dietitian for information on your nutritional needs .
Words of Wisdom :
Think about it. Everything you really, Really, REALLY want requires risk. There are no exceptions. Whether it’s a healthier body, a bigger income, a better career, or a stronger marriage, you can’t get any of those things by just hoping they’ll happen. You have to do something
You can give yourself over to wholesome aspirations, letting them carry you along with resolve and passion, staying true to your own North Star without straining and stressing along the way. You can be prudent, love others, rise in your chosen work, and nurture our planet without feeling like there’s a stick at your back.
Walk your path in reverence for humanity and life. No one's journey is easy or free of fears, no matter what it looks like on the surface. It's remarkable and lovely to feel the humbleness of making a real difference, large or small, versus a "See! I'm-special!" trap of the frightened ego-aspect. Ask yourself often what it is you want to contribute while you're here, what you want your personal legacy to be, even if it's a silent, less-obvious one.
To all those people and organizations who want to cut back on their education and motivation, you would be well advised to listen to the words of the great philosopher Aristotle. Even though he penned these words more than 2000 years ago, they still ring true today. He said, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” In other words, it may cost you some time and money to keep on learning, but the results are always worth it.
A proud grand-poppa G.
Posted by ~~ Witchy ~~ at 4/23/2015 12:01:00 AM