If you’ve ever read or seen The Butterfly Effect, you probably know that every decision you make and the environment your in can have major consequences. As a Personal Trainer in Toronto, I can say with confidence that this principle applies to your fitness as well. The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of daily decisions that positively (or negatively) affect your health. Here are a few examples:
Super Size: If you are tempted to super size a fast-food meal ,Chances are you don’t need the extra fuel. You may not be that hungry but just trying to satisfy a craving. The long-term impact of those extra calories is not good. If you really want that increased or super size serving, wait 15 minutes before indulging. Chances are the craving will have passed.
Stairs: Taking the stairs in lieu of taking the elevator or escalator is a perfect way to slip some cardio into your day, which can impact your mood by helping you feel more awake and alert.
Snacking: Mindless snacking is a huge calorie culprit, but healthy snacking can actually be good for you. Most nutritionists even recommend that people have five small meals a day rather than three big ones. Gain good snacking habits by stocking your desk drawer or pantry with healthy filling options like nuts, yogurt, and fruit, and make a pact with yourself to only eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored.
Time to Move: One unfortunate byproduct of modern society is that we all spend more time than we should sitting, which has a severe impact on overall health. If your job involves a lot of sedentary time, make a point to get up once every hour or so and walk around or stretch
Breakfast: Turns out it really is the most important meal of the day. Eating a good breakfast made up of healthy, filling foods can impact your overall health because it lessens afternoon and evening munchies and curbs overall calorie intake. Also, since you have all day to digest and burn off breakfast, you are much more likely to put it to good use than you are that extra slice of pie before bed.
Fitness Expert Mike,