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To build a complete fitness and wellness program, we must include actions in the following areas:
Physical Activity: this refers to frequent physical movement with low to medium effort. Walking, climbing stairs, riding a bicycle as a way of transportation and taking stretching breaks throughout the day are good examples. The more we move and less we sit the better our backs, knees and necks feel. Our brains improve cognition, memory and focus when we engage in daily activity.
Physical Exercise: a complete physical exercise program should include resistance or strength training, cardiorespiratory conditioning, flexibility and mobility components. Modern total body programs incorporate all elements in a way that best fits an individual’s specific goals.
Nutrition: if we get past all the trends, we can find common ground in recommendations to reduce sugar, alcohol and process food consumption. Eat more plants, healthy fats and lean protein. Drink more water and beverages with nutrients such as teas. Our bodies tolerate indulgence to a point before we suffer the consequences of poor nutrition and caloric imbalance.
Mindset: mental training is now a common feature of high-level athletic conditioning. Knowing how to manage stress and behave optimally on every situation is a skill that provides an edge in fitness and life.
Rest and Recovery: professional athletes now approach sleep with the same detail as their training. Proper rest allows the body and mind to grow, develop and reset. Other elements to consider are activities that muscles and fascia lose such as massage and stretching. Trending lately are cryotherapy and red light therapy and laser treatments.