What do pro athletes and professional parents have in common? Dreams and passion to do well in all they do, and the hard work it takes to show up no matter what. Such dedication can take its toll on our immune system.
What surprises me as a health coach is that while we take it for granted that athletes owe it to themselves to feed right, there seems to be an acceptance that professional working adults don’t take their body as seriously. Yet the demands are so similar… The relentless running around school drop off and/or pick up, clubs, running a house, leading a successful career comes with its share of challenges.
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The change of seasons are particularly demanding on our immune system, and we see an increase of colds (man flu, because guys do tend to have worse).
Yet there are so many ways to prevent not only the fatigue but also dips in immunity.
Sarah’s 10 tips of the day to keep well
- Hydrate, it’s somewhat more difficult when it’s colder or humid outside
- Know your limits, and respect them
- Move your body, you’re a human, not a sloth
- Know your essential macros (natural carbs of the green type, protein of the lean type, fats of the mean type). I fancied a rhyme, just avoid processed crap at least.
- Know your essential micros (look for independently verified quality). See here to cover the basic needs whether you’re a sport athlete or a corporate pro parent.
- Rest and sleep
- Surround yourself with people who lift you up
- Follow your dreams, make a difference,
- Be “selfish” in your responsibilities, no one is coming to save you, you know what makes you happy, so get on to it.
- Be kind to yourself. Remember it’s about progression not perfection. Aim for the above, don’t beat yourself up if you slip up.
My passion is to build a better world and fill it with healthy people. If I can make it easy for you or you want to know more about how holistic health coaching can help, do get in touch.