Tagged as: Good Fats

Terrific Tuesday 19 June 2012

Everyone at 619 has been killing it. With all of the heavy lifting and endurance training it is so important to refuel the body not only by what you put in but by stretching as well.

Stretching is so important because it can help reduce injury and the soreness that puts you just over the edge. Stretching will also help your strength training by allowing the muscles to be open and recover in the proper way. It only takes a few extra minutes so give it all you got and make your workouts count.

Not only is stretching a vital need to exercise but so is what you put in your body. Your body needs and craves good fats, a prime example are your omega 3’s. Keep a good eye out for the labels and you want to make sure you avoiding the bad fats which are the saturated fats and trans fats and making sure to get the monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. The good fats play such a vital role in your health and maintaining that killer body image.

“Nutrition Fact of the Day:” Good Fats! Avocado, chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, walnuts, salmon, sardines and coconut oil just to name a few. These good fats make a huge difference in how the body reacts to a vigorous workout such as helping the body to stay lean, build muscle, provide energy, keep the metabolism running high and overall keeping you healthy. Be cautious of moderation but I challenge you to experiment in your kitchen and pantries and see what you are eating today. Make a change for the better!