By Janine Rotter, Director of Fitness Nutrition for UNBOWED
Did you know a wolf pack can run up to 35 miles a day while on the hunt?
One of the most important pieces of advice we can give our wolf pack, for any healthy lifestyle is to exercise.
While diet is important, it can’t provide some of the same benefits as exercise. Making movement a priority in your day is key to establishing healthy habits.
Plan your day around fitting in at least 30 minutes of exercise, at least 5 times a week. While it has obvious benefits for weight loss, exercise offers lesser-known benefits as well.
Boost Your Mood
Exercise can help boost your mood by increasing your endorphins, and who doesn't love a rush!
These “feel good” hormones flood your brain while you exercise, and continue for hours even after your workout has ended.
To top it off, exercise has even been referred to as a natural antidepressant, and don't we know we can all use some feel-good vibes.
The best part is, exercise doesn’t have to be high intensity either.
Even low-intensity exercises have mood-boosting benefits.
So start by just taking a walk!
Improve Your Sleep
Us wolves need our rest, and regular exercise can also benefit your sleep. It can help strengthen your circadian rhythms, which not only impacts your sleep but how refreshed you feel when you wake up.
Psychology Today addresses the impact of exercise on sleep, stating, “A recent National Sleep Foundation poll found that regular exercisers were significantly more likely to report sleeping well on most nights than people who were not physically active.
Research has shown exercise can help to improve not only the quantity of sleep but also the quality: studies show that daytime physical activity may stimulate longer periods of slow-wave sleep, the deepest and most restorative stages of sleep.
Make Small Changes
Wolves are creatures of habit, and just like anything else, exercise is a habit that is developed over time.
Don’t be afraid to start small.
If you can’t commit to 30 minutes of exercise at once, then break it down into smaller chunks. Just start taking steps to work towards 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week.
You will be gaining many benefits toward a healthy lifestyle, and establishing new habits for years to come.
Replenishing Of Lost Nutrients
Athletes and wolves require energy and nutrients to perform at peak levels. Through fitness and exercise, your body burns nutrients and fuel stored in your body.
Even if you are just starting out or you're a seasoned athlete, replenishing these nutrients is necessary for post-workout recovery.
Add UNBOWEDGrass-Fed Whey Proteinto your daily routine to build lean muscle mass, ease hunger, and boost your energy level.
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