Best Ways to Improve Your Health

Best Ways to Improve Your Health

Best Ways to Improve Your Health

Trainer Scott offers personal training and fitness classes to help improve your health and maintain healthy weight.

Exercise

Drink Water

  • Relieves Fatigue
  • Improves Mood
  • Treats Headaches and Migraines
  • Helps in Digestion and Constipation
  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Flushes Out Toxins

Eat Clean

  • Eat whole foods: Whole foods are foods that haven’t been tampered with, in the lab or the manufacturing plant. The foods you eat on this plan are straight from the farm: whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, grass-fed and free-range meats, low fat dairy products, unsalted nuts, and seeds.

  • Avoid processed foods: Processed foods are any food that has a label. A label means that more than one ingredient was used to make that food. You don’t have to eliminate all processed foods (like whole grain pasta or natural cheeses), but if you can’t pronounce an ingredient on a label, don’t put that food in your shopping basket.

  • Eliminate refined sugar. Refined sugar provides nothing but calories. Other sweeteners can be used, but with all the good foods you add to your diet, refined sugar really has very little place in the eating clean plan.

  • Eat five or six small meals a day. By eating smaller meals throughout the day you can help rev up your metabolism and reduce the chance that you’ll eat some Funyuns rather than that whole grain cracker with nut butter and strawberries. You never get so hungry on this plan that you’ll feel deprived or feel the need to cheat.

  • Cook your own meals. Instead of buying meals in a box, cook meals from scratch. That’s not as hard as it sounds! Clean, whole foods need little preparation beyond chopping and sautéing to make satisfying, delicious meals your family will love.

  • Combine protein with carbs. When you do snack or eat a meal, make sure that meal is balanced. For the most satisfaction from your diet, and so you’ll be less tempted to eat junk food, combine protein with carbs or carbs and fat. This simple act will fuel your body and quash hunger pangs.

    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/eating-clean-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html

Sleep

It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully grasping what sleep does for us, we know that going without sleep for too long makes us feel terrible, and that getting a good night’s sleep can make us feel ready to take on the world.

Scientists have gone to great lengths to fully understand sleep’s benefits. In studies of humans and other animals, they have discovered that sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. The features in this section explore these discoveries and describe specific ways in which we all benefit from sleep.

Why Do We Sleep, Anyway?

Although scientists aren’t entirely sure why we sleep, they have many ideas about the functions of this mysterious part of our lives. While some of these functions may have deep evolutionary roots, others, such as sleep’s potential role in memory and health, seem particularly relevant to life in the 21st century. more

Sleep, Learning, and Memory

It may not be surprising that it is more difficult to take in new information following a night of inadequate or disturbed sleep. What’s more surprising is that it is just as important to get a good night’s sleep after learning something new in order to process and retain the information that has been learned. more

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep

Reduce Stress

  • Helps eliminate unnecessary energy drain.
  • Maintains stored resiliency.
  • Impatience, irritability, anger decrease.
  • Improves physical and mental health.
  • Greater access to intuition.
  • Memory, focus, other brain functions improve.

Read Megan T.‘s review of Trainer Scott Personal Training on Yelp

I recently started working out with Scott Harwood after allowing myself to get out of shape the last few years due to numerous injuries. It was my intention to work with Scott for a few months to jump start my workouts and get me motivated so I could take over from there.  I started seeing immediate results.  After working with Scott twice per week for only 10 weeks, I was able to reduce my blood pressure from 150/100 to 108/72 and no longer need to be medicated for high blood pressure.  My doctor was impressed with the quick results and has encouraged me to continue “doing what I am doing”.  In addition, my neck and back pain have been significantly reduced.  I no longer need prescription pain patches to deal with what was once daily chronic pain. Scott is very knowledgeable and has helped me strengthen my injury prone areas so they are much stronger today and significantly less problematic.  Scott challenges me while still making my workouts enjoyable.  He is friendly, funny and takes the time to introduce me to his other students.  This has made transitioning from individual training sessions to attending group classes much easier and less intimidating for me.  I am really pleased with the results I am seeing and intend to continue working with Scott indefinitely.  If you want a great workout out in a fun environment, Scott is your man!  He is the best fitness coach/personal trainer I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  I am looking forward to many more workouts with Scott. Come join us!


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