Guest Round-Up: Health and fitness experts give their best advice for staying healthy in 2022
Krysta Stryker – 12MinuteAthlete.com
Find something active that feels more like play than an actual workout. Exercise can be a source of joy and connection in our lives. If you dread your workout, find something else! Try a new sport, get outside in nature, or learn to surf, skateboard, rock climb, or do martial arts. If you’re not sure what to try, think back to what you thought was fun (or what you always wanted to do) as a kid. Keep experimenting until you find something that brings you joy!
Joanna Foley – JoannaFoleyNutrition.com
Think big-picture. It can be easy to fall prey to marketing campaigns for new “superfood” products, diets, supplements, etc and believe that they are the missing piece to your health journey. Yet the reality is that health involves a little bit of everything. People should focus on doing what they can in various areas of health by eating a balanced (not perfect) diet, taking targeted supplements as needed, being physically active, and caring for their mental and emotional health as well.
Kylene Bogden – FWDfuel.com
One of my best pro-tips as we head into the new year is to allow your body to digest, before you rest. In other words, at least 3 days a week, strive to leave a 2 hour gap between your last bite of food and bed. This is one of the most simple, yet beneficial habits for human performance. Why? It improves digestion, sleep quality (more energy!), blood sugar control and hormone balance.
Alex and Brittany Robles – The White Coat Trainer
Something is always better than nothing. 10 minutes a day is better than 0 minutes. Don’t think that you have to do countless hours of exercise to improve your fitness, because if you can’t sustain your routine, none of it will matter. Your results will come from a culmination of the actions you do over the long haul.
Lana White – Udemy.com
As a strength and conditioning specialist for 20 years, I’ve witnessed a lot of fads in regards to exercise and nutrition; you name it, I’ve seen it, dealt with it through counseling clients, and watched as those fads faded into the past. My approach has always been and always will be moderation in everything, and that includes doing just enough exercise, but not too much; eating just enough of everything, but not too much. It’s not fancy or groundbreaking advice, but it’s solid and it works. I specialize in women’s health in particular, and have been studying hormones. I figured out that if we can balance cortisol and insulin, weight loss can be achieved with much less stress and confusion.
Monica May – Fit Girls Diary
My advice for staying healthy in 2022 is eating more plants and raw foods. Eating healthy food is the key to maintaining a healthy and balanced life.And one of the best ways to do it is to ditch highly processed foods and replace them with raw foods such as greens, veggies and fruits. They are one of the healthiest foods, packed with so many nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Include them more in your daily diet this year, and you’ll make sure to stay healthy.