Did you know that stress from your job can impact your Health and your Weight? That is quite an eye opener.
Founder of SPDFocus
Mental Focus for a Fitter Healthier You!
let me ask you this?
How important is your health to you? Choosing to improve your Health can help relieve the stresses you face day to day within your working environment, achieving a stress free lifestyle?
Before we take a look at the job aspect, let’s take a look at what can be done to improve your eating habits and overall Health.
You see most people associate good health with being in good shape, avoiding diseases, or living longer. Even though those aspects are beneficial, there are many other advantages that you instantly get after taking care of yourself.
What if you could get more things done, improve your relationships, have more willpower, and increase your energy levels? If suddenly, you had access to those features, you could have no problems to get anything you want in life.
Here is why health is important. It helps us to reach our destination faster while preventing us from making mistakes, affecting all the areas of our life.
One of the main reasons you should take care of your health first is because this area is much easier to control. Also, you will experience the benefits sooner, which will motivate you to improve in other areas.
If you wonder how to get those results as soon as possible, the answer is simple, you need to improve your nutrition and fitness. When you exercise, you adapt your body to manage bigger challenges through the release of endorphins which interact with receptors of the brain activating positive feelings throughout the body, improving your energy, health, and happiness.
It is not a coincidence that the most successful people follow some type of workout routine to strengthen their bodies and increase their mental focus.
Luckily, you don’t need more than 20 minutes of exercise to enjoy all its benefits as long as you keep it consistent. The tricky part has to do with diet and sleep, which creates a feedback loop and affects the way you exercise. How to improve your mental focus? Keep the consistency of these habits to be more productive.
Improving Your Mental Focus through Health And Fitness
If you are looking to be healthier and more focused, the first step is having a nutrition and workout routine tailored around your lifestyle. But here are some basic guidelines to enable you to take the initial action to avoid feeling overwhelmed with exercise.
If you want more energy, focus on intensity over session length. Use basic exercises to keep it simple: pull-ups, push-ups, squats, dips, or crunches.
HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is perfect for busy people, finishing a full-body workout within 20 minutes.
Increase workout frequency and intensity gradually.
Base your diet on natural foods to increase your energy.
There are three aliment types that you should avoid: sugar, excessive salt, and processed fatty foods.
When you eliminate (or at least cut down) processed foods from your environment, you reduce proximity, which in turn makes it easier to stay healthy without feeling tempted by the abundance of processed foods we have around us. A rule of thumb is that when you go shopping in your local supermarket you stick to the outer isles, as that’s where all the healthy food sources are. The minute you enter into the isles you might be tempted to fill up on junk.
Another trick is to consume water regularly, which will help you over time fight off cravings, compounding your subconscious to reach for water instead of processed foods. Along with water, increasing your protein intake will also help fight those dreadful cravings.
One Method I use to this day is Intermittent Fasting. For an insight into this method, please watch the video below by Thomas DeLauer.
If by any chance you’re still struggling to keep up with your healthy habits, or improve the way you manage distractions to increase your mental focus, I have provide an article from Dan Goleman Ph.D.I feel will help you greatly to move forward, and really focus in, on changing those habits.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned that a stressful job can impact your health and weight. After addressing what I consume and my training regime, the next thing I really had to address was my career. I needed to remove myself from the toxic environment of this corporate world and find a path where I could eliminate all stresses of this mundane rigmarole I found myself in.
After adjusting to my new healthier way of eating and consistent training, releasing all those positive endorphins, I thought that would solve at least 80 percent of my issues and I would start feeling better about everything else…boy, how wrong was I.
After waking up Monday morning and heading out to work, I realised everything I was doing in regards to eating healthy, training every day was all in vain because the main issue was my job. No matter how dedicated I was with everything else, the job would always bring me down.
So enough was enough, I had to make a change, and that’s when the call to action came and the research began.
Upon researching for ideas and inspiration of what direction I could take, I found that now more than ever people from all walks of life were flocking to the internet to start their own online business through Affiliate Marketing and eCommerce, utilising platforms such as Facebook and YouTube along with Google and Bing to advertise their business by promoting other companies products as an affiliate, generating commissions for each product sold.
After looking into how both businesses worked and what was achievable for a steady income, I decided to check out testimonials from people who were already on their journey. They expressed how much this path had changed their lives, and they were really achieving their dreams and no longer neglecting all what they held dear.
Of course I was sceptical as most people would be; it’s built into our DNA. So I took a chance and reached out to someone through Facebook to see how genuine this opportunity was, and she was kind enough to engage in a conversation. Now I won’t go into the whole conversation as it was quite long, but all I can say is that I was glad I reached out.
She shared with me a video series by her mentor where he walks you through how to get started. I really could not believe that there are people out there who really care and want to help people make a change in their lives.
If you would like to know more about the opportunities offered to you, and you’re truly interested please enter your Name and Email into the field below as I would like to share the same video series by the man who inspired me to take this leap.