By Bigg Success Staff
Work – Life Balance
For us non-athletes, when we think of conditioning, we often don’t think of physical conditioning. However, just like athletes must also prepare mentally, we must put caring for our bodies on our plate. So today, we’ll share three great articles with a different twist on nourishment, exercise and rest.
The 3 Parts of a Sustainable Diet
Leo Babauta of Zen Habits always puts out great content. Recently, he wrote about the three parts of a good diet – (1) Follow a plan (2) that’s chockfull of super-healthy foods (3) that you love. We loved the third one!
He points out that having a meal plan for which you shop and cook is the beginning. It doesn’t have to be all healthy foods, but they should be the bulk of your diet. If you don’t love the food you’re eating, you’ll never stick with it.
Leo builds upon this simple formula to explain in detail how he follows it. It’s a great post on eating right … today, tomorrow, for life!
Work Up the Motivation to Work Out
Many of us make resolutions at the beginning of every year to get fit. Why wait? Frederic Premji has a great post over at I Need Motivation on finding the motivation to work out. Here’s our slightly paraphrased version of his six tips:
- Schedule it as a high priority activity
- Get a buddy
- Short-term … think attractive
- Long-term … think health
- Have a goal
- Just get started
Like any other area of our lives, no one can motivate us to do anything. We must do it ourselves. So motivate yourself to check out Frederic’s article so you get motivated to work out!
A Little Shut-Eye Opens Your Mind
Naps have been much maligned as an inhibitor of a good night’s sleep. However, recent studies have shown that taking a nap in the middle of the day is good for you. You’ll get more done and be more mentally alert after a nap.
Now The Boston Globe has published a fantastic resource on napping. Learn the best time to take a nap. Understand how long you should nap. Discover all of the elements that make your naps more productive.