The benefits of a holistic approach to health are well-documented. When you take care of your whole self, you’re more likely to see sustainable results, instead of quick fixes that don’t offer long-term change.
Becoming your best and healthiest self isn’t just about one piece of the puzzle. We need to incorporate a holistic approach, addressing nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, mindset, support system, and lifestyle.
NUTRITION Nutrition is the foundation of health. There are three core nutrition principles we believe in: prioritizing whole foods first, balancing macronutrients, and limiting the amount of sugar and processed carbohydrates consumed daily.
EXERCISE Move your body at least 30-minutes per day. Consistent daily movement has been shown to have numerous positive effects on your health, including improved sleep, decreased stress, lower risk of chronic disease and so much more! Find an activity you enjoy and commit to a consistent routine.
SLEEP Quality and adequate sleep impacts recovery, performance, mental health, hormone health, and chronic disease prevention. We recommend 7-8 hours per night. If you have trouble getting enough sleep, start building good sleep hygiene practices into your nighttime routine, such as disconnecting from electronic screens before bed and creating a dark and quiet sleep environment.
STRESS MANAGEMENT + MINDSET Chronic stress leads to chronic disease. Overthinking causes worry and added stress, and 99.5% of people struggle with it! How do you manage stress? How is your mindset? Rather than turning to unhealthy coping strategies, find healthy ways to manage stress. Spend time outside in nature. Disconnect from social media. Reach out for help from a mental-health practitioner.
SUPPORT SYSTEM We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Are those people positive influences on you? Do they lift you up? Who is there to walk beside you on your journey? Start spending more time with people who support and celebrate you and keep you accountable to your goals.
LIFESTYLE Your daily actions become your habits, your habits create your routine, and your routine is your lifestyle. Creating a healthy lifestyle is the driver of long-term success. Start with something small that you can commit to doing every single day. After a while, it will become part of your routine and then you can add in the next thing. Small changes lead to big results.
At B3 Gym, our mission is to help you make health a way of life and it starts by taking a holistic approach to your health!