ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Athletic Club fitness director Steve Boring joined Midwest Access on Tuesday. He talked about physical activity, good nutrition and sleep.
Here is what he had to say:
Physical activity: 30 minutes a day minimum. Walking is a fantastic way to start moving more. Strength training is for everyone, and the most recent research available to us shows that strength training provides countless benefits. Simple ways to increase strength at home could be doing workouts with bands, water jugs, etc. More than 300 minutes of physical activity each week show even more benefits.
Good nutrition: Base meals and snacks around protein first. Calories are a unit of measurement, but not all calorie sources are the same. Opt for real food as often as possible and stay well hydrated. Especially in the fall when the weather starts to get colder, it’s easy to forget to drink. Build a better relationship with food, and if you have a bad day eating, don’t punish yourself…tomorrow is a new day!
Sleep: is probably one of the most difficult for most of us. Try for 8 hours a night. Try to avoid caffeine later in the day, try not to be on your cell phone or screen too close to bedtime. One tip is to set an alarm to get ready for bed – the body loves structure!
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