If you've ever been torn between the 'If It Fits Your Macros' (IIFYM) or the Intuitive Eating Approach then this article by Aubree Shofner is exactly what you want to read.
As we learn about different eating habits, it’s important to understand that what works for one person may not work for another—and that’s OK!
With so many different choices in how we approach food, we have to give our body what works best for OUR body. Committing to new lifestyle changes and habits shouldn’t result in trying to force these changes to work.
Rather, it’s about being educated and confident in making the best decisions for ourselves and our bodies, and recognizing when these choices aren’t working.
Everyone knows that exercise improves physical health. You’ve likely heard of its metabolism-boosting, blood sugar-lowering and cardioprotective benefits. Less commonly discussed are exercise’s powerful depression- and anxiety-reducing effects.
Follow these 3 guidelines to improve your mental and emotional health through exercise.
1. Get outside
Studies show that as little as five minutes of outdoor exercise can improve self-esteem and mood.
2. Find community
Exercising with friends allows for the positive benefits of exercise and helps us connect with others. It also creates opportunities for social support, which is vital to good mental health.
3. Don't Compare Yourself
The world of health and fitness can by hyper-competitive and unrealistic. For some, these social-media outlets and fitness settings inspire hard work and dedication. For others, they lead to negative comparisons, self-doubt and shame. If your online or in-person fitness environment doesn’t leave you feeling positive and uplifted, it may be time to selectively unfollow or choose a new workout locale. ... See MoreSee Less