Column: Fueling your mind and body


Commentary by David Dunham 



Nutrition plays a crucial role in our health and performance. We make food choices multiple times a day that can energize us and allow for optimal focus and concentration. The food we consume provides sustained energy for work, exercise and everyday functions. Fueling our body with clean, natural, and unprocessed food sources allows us to grow in our physical, mental, and spiritual capacities.

Eating unhealthy foods in moderation or only being concerned about calorie counting can also have a negative effect on the fuel and energy our mind and body need for daily activities and productivity.

Listen to your body when engaging in physical activity. Being aware of your abilities, your feelings, your surrounding environment, and when your body needs extra fuel for performance. Listening to your body and knowing when to increase pre and post workout meals, can help to reduce injuries. Developing this internal awareness is very important to developing physical activity that is both fun and safe.

Keep these things in mind as work and school activity schedules increase:

1. Prepare meals ahead of time.

2. Consume meat, fish, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits from local organic farms.

3. Avoid grains (most of which cause inflammation), granulated sugar, and all processed food products

4. Carry stainless steel canisters with nuts, dried fruit, etc., at all times.

Concept 7 Fitness follows 7 Lifestyle Principles: Nutrition, Mobility, Movement Skill, Recovery, Hydration, Strength Development, and Mindfulness. Leaning how to incorporate all 7 Principles can help lead to a healthy life in mind and body.


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