Practicing What I Preach

October, 2021
Exercise is actually one of my favorite things to do! It’s even more important as we age to keep MOVING but also I’ve experienced that my body just doesn’t respond and recover the way it used to. How can we get the most benefits from exercise, improve our recovery and optimize results? 
➡️Pair quality lean protein with quality carbs! Protein is needed to repair & rebuild the tissue/muscle broken down during training. Carbs replenish glycogen/energy & actually aid in the protein absorption.
➡️Go for COLOR, whole food options such as veggies, starches like squashes, beets, carrots, yams, potatoes, wild rice or quinoa, that are rich in antioxidants and help reduce inflammation.
🚫 Ditch the sugary drinks, processed foods & refined ingredients like white flour and sugars. These have “anti-nutrients” and will end up draining your energy and slowing down your progress!
➡️ Balance your workouts with an appropriate amount of aerobic, strength and flexibility training. Our health coach Allison here at Whisper Health is also a certified personal trainer, so she helps our patients with their exercise routines! 
➡️ Hydrate! Aim for at least half of your bodyweight in ounces of water per day to flush out toxins & restore energy.
➡️ Prioritize SLEEP! This is where your body naturally repairs and heals from all the stress from the day. 7-8 hours of quality rest per night. 
We help patients with ALL aspects of a healthy lifestyle, creating a personalized plan for you while providing accountability so you can actually make progress.