In this post, we are going to continue talking about more challenges and obstacles when it comes to eating healthy, moving your body, and sticking to your newly acquired routines. Today we are focusing on exercise myths, rest, social gatherings, and stress-free healthy living. Shall we? Exercise Myth 1 Can I work out a lot and eat whatever I want…
Let me guess. Chances are you are reading this while sitting down. How long have you been sitting there? Okay, okay. Relax. I am not one to tell you what to do. I am sitting as well! Yes. And that’s okay too. What I want you to think about is how often do you sit down and not get up. In your office, on the couch, at the dining table, and in your car. Waiting for your bus, or in class, scrolling through your phone – most of the day practically! How can you overcome a sedentary lifestyle and implement more movement into your already busy days?
Whaaat? What endurance training? Getting up in the morning is endurance enough for me, you say. I know, I know. But don’t you ever want to see how far you can go when it comes to exercise? How about finding your limits?
How often do you go to the gym and think “Well, I should do some cardio today”? Does “cardio” mean torturing yourself on a treadmill? Does it involve the Stairmaster AKA Death machine?
To be honest with you, many of us are brainwashed (or cardio-washed?) by the media that hardcore cardio is the way to go. And it is true, cardio is fantastic for burning fat, building muscle, feeling great, and pumping your heart. Hey, even cleaning up your house can be a good cardio workout. In fact, low heart rate workouts can be very beneficial for your health. The problem is…many people don’t know the difference between cardio and the metabolic effects of it on our bodies. Why is it a problem?
Are you super busy but still want to work out? Don’t want to spend money on a gym membership?
Do you really need carbs to build muscle on a primal diet?
Now, this is a primal blog, so technically we should only weight train for 30 minutes twice a week, otherwise, we’ll stress ourselves too much and be in a constant state of overtraining. While this is a great approach for some, others like to be a little more hardcore. CrossFit anyone? We all know about numerous benefits of weight training, from improved bone density to increases in overall health and longevity. But let’s be honest here. Some of us just want to achieve an aesthetically pleasing athletic body with toned legs, perky butts, rounded shoulders, and V-tapered backs. Whatever the reason for building muscle, many probably wonder if it’s possible to achieve while on a lower carb primal diet.
What is CrossFit?
You must have heard about it, but..what is it? Is it a name of a gym? Is it some new fancy movement to get your fitness done? What is that “box” where people go to? Is it even healthy for you?