Arguably most everyone at Modig Fitness has heard of Whole9. For many, their approach to eating a paleo lifestyle has been, in addition to CrossFit itself, life changing. They posted an article on their blog back in October 2012, titled “The 400,000 Hour Body” that reminds us that the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and body never comes with a simple snap of the fingers. Read on and enjoy.
Eat foods that makes you healthier, every meal, every day. Eat foods that makes you less healthy infrequently, if at all. Eat just enough to support activity levels and goals. Exercise. Work hard, but more importantly, work smart. Too much volume, intensity and frequency is just as bad as too little. Recover. Devote as much effort to recovery practices as you do to exercise. This is not optional. Most fall miserably short in this category. Sleep 8-9 hours a night, in a cool, dark room. Make time for this. You can get away with less, but only if it’s summer. Manage your stress. Deal with it in a healthy fashion. Stress will undermine all of the above, and is perhaps the most important factor (after nutrition). Do this, day in and day out, for years and years and years, as consistently as you can.
We Don’t Do Shortcuts If you do these things, as often as you can, as consistently as you can, for as long as you can, you will be healthy. You will be fit. And your body composition will reflect that. Trouble is, that’s not anywhere near as much fun as the promise of a shortcut. And it’s nowhere near instant gratification. But anything worth doing is worth doing right. And when it comes to your health, “right” is the only way you should consider. So we don’t offer you fads, false promises, or miracles. We’ll just tell you what you need to do to earn your 400,000 hour body – not just today, not temporarily, but forever. We are Whole9. Let us change your life. To learn more about Whole9, check them out at http://whole9life.com/about-us/ (Source: Whole9.com)