In December 2013, I was thriving as a business litigator in private practice when I fell and broke my leg in 10 places. I worked hard to fully recover. The incident forced me to examine the pace at which I sped through life. In 2019, I left the practice of law to follow my passions of nutrition, fitness and wellness. Now, as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I help busy professionals make lifestyle changes to become more energetic, avoid burnout and enjoy greater health.
If you are confused about what to do to improve your health, you’re not alone. We are consistently bombarded with conflicting messages about what and when to eat, and how and when to workout. Here are 3 quick health tips that you can implement to efficiently and effectively lose body fat, gain lean muscle tissue, increase your energy, improve your sleep and stabilize your mood.
1. Eat Fewer Carbohydrates.
If you are like most people, you are eating too many carbs. An overconsumption of carbs is likely the cause of your afternoon drowsiness, erratic blood sugar and poor sleep. Download a food tracking app like Cronometer or MyFitnessPal and track all of the food that you eat for 1 week. Pay attention to your carb consumption and reduce it.
2. Strength Train.
If you want to feel better, look better and perform better, then strength training is a must! Lean muscle tissue is a key indicator of health, longevity, metabolic flexibility and cardiovascular fitness (yes, strength training provides cardiovascular benefits). Schedule an appointment with a trainer and commit to strength training just twice per week for two months. Enjoy your increased energy!
3. Meditate Daily.
Daily meditation can change your life. Practicing law is an extremely stressful profession, so it is imperative that lawyers take time each day to destress. Download a meditation app and start each morning with 10 minutes of mediation. Try Calm, Headspace or Insight Timer.
Work doesn’t have to run your life or ruin your health. By eating fewer carbs, strength training regularly and meditating daily, you can actually run your life instead of letting your life run you. Kristin Rowell