We work so hard while we train, we want to see those results. Did you know that you only grow and change during your sleep, and not actually during your workout? Therefore, recovery is just as important as your training routine. If you aren’t sleeping enough, you aren’t allowing enough protein synthesis to happen for you to then see the changes you’re working so hard for. This can see you start to fatigue, lose interest and motivation, become frustrated and eventually even completely run down.
These days, there’s a whole lot of sitting down going on: sitting down all day at work, sitting down driving to and from work, then sitting down to eat, and sitting down to watch television to unwind at night. A sedentary lifestyle has become a real issue and can really affect our overall well being.
I’ve been in the fitness industry for 10 years, and over this time, I’ve spoken to so many people who want to create a balance in their lifestyle, especially diet. It’s super important to understand what this actually means in order to start acting on it, let me try to break it down for you.