- Some people need to eat more protein than others.
If you're stressed, working out more, or just have a lot on your plate, you probably need significantly more protein in your diet than your neighbor.
- Everyone can benefit from some form of interval training.
Intervals can be done in just about any form of fitness that pushes you for a few minutes, followed by a short period of relaxation.
- Skinny is not synonymous with healthy.
Regardless of our size, we should always focus on health from the inside out.
- Flexibility is under-appreciated.
Regular movement is so important to maintaining flexibility.
- Dark chocolate IS really good for you.
Eat a little every day.
- Knowing the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats could be the lynch pin in your overall health.
Read your labels. Avoid anything that says "partially hydrogenated."
- A good massage and a few deep breaths can work wonders.
Make time for this, every now and then.
- Not all "healthy sounding" foods are healthy.
But billions of dollars are spent to persuade us to think otherwise.
- Even if you workout regularly, you'll never be truly healthy unless you eat right.
The workout-for-a-cookie-mentality has got to go.
- Sleep really can help you keep unneeded fat away.
You should never feel guilty for wanting a full night of sleep. No promises that you'll get it!...but a full night of sleep should be the goal.
Who wants to get into great shape? Beginning May 1st, TDM is starting the 40-Day Shape Up. This diet and fitness-focused program is free to anyone on my Facebook page. Get the scoop here today. Traci D Mitchell is a health and fitness expert who specializes in functional fitness and body-type nutrition.