Achieve Health Goals Like an Elite Athlete
Like many of us, I wait with anticipation for the Olympic Games every 4 years. I love watching these athletes break through both physical and mental barriers to achieve their personal best, and perhaps win a medal or two. Whether you are an elite athlete or simply want to improve your own health, you can achieve health goals through perserverance, optimal nutrition and lifestyle.
The athletes’ positive attitude and their willingness to keep going through the pain of training, injuries, and competitions can be an inspiration to the rest of us living and perhaps struggling in our everyday lives.
In a previous post, I discussed goals and goal setting. Huge goals of setting a performance record, losing a large amount of weight, or meeting a professional achievement can seem daunting. By working on our own personal development and breaking these large goals into smaller steps, we can more easily find success.
For example, losing 100 pounds can be overwhelming. But if you can determine simple action steps and concentrate on successful, consistent completion of those steps over a longer time period, you are more likely to reach their health goal.
Having the right tools for the job at hand is also important. The athletes participating in the Winter Olympics are certain to have carefully chosen the right skis, snowboards, skates and sleds. Probably many of these tools have been designed especially for the individuals using them.
Importance of Nutrition
Every athlete also has one very important tool to maintain- their own body. The added stress to their bodies during intensive training and competition is certain to increase the chance for illness, often at just the wrong time. Providing their bodies with excellent nutrition and immune support allows athletes to concentrate on their performance and not become side-tracked by illnesses.
We can support our own bodies in the same way, following the example of these elite athletes. Whether we are wanting to maintain our health, have a health challenge to overcome, or simply want to become healthier than before, providing our bodies with the best nutritional building blocks will only help us be happier and healthier.
I would love to help you on your health goals. A great way to get started is by taking the online Health Assessment. Click Here to take the Assessment and then contact me for a free 20 minute consultation where we can discuss your personal goals.