If you play sport or take part in some kind of sporting activity you probably do so because you enjoy being active, maybe your sport is your passion, your life purpose. But, in my experience, many recreational athletes don’t take their diet as seriously as they could. I have talked about this a lot on social media, but exercise needs fuel, for us humans that fuel is the Calories we get from food and beverages. If you take your sport or exercise performance even semi-seriously and you aren’t taking 24-hour energy balance (Calories in Calories out) into account you might be reducing your performance potential, not to mention harming your health. There isn't an evidence-based practitioner in the world who would say otherwise.
If you have read my other blogs on exercises for lower back-pain you will have already seen the importance of core stabilisation, or at-least the need to understand dynamic stability and correct alignment through movement. But what about spine mobility? Does that play a role too? You bet your aching arse it does! Here are the other blogs in that series:
It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial nut unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this.
I sat there as a young, impressionable, budding nutritionist, absorbing all the information I was being told by a nutrition guru I looked up to at the time. Information that I now know to be complete BS.
Time is a very convenient excuse that many people use for not doing things that they really ought to be. This is never truer than the case of health and fitness. Be honest, how many times have you said something along the lines of “I want to be (insert fitness goal) but I don’t have time for (insert process)”? You don’t need someone like me to tell you how important it is to eat right and exercise, that’s common sense and if you are honest your instincts tell you this.