Everyone knows that it is possible to get too much of a good thing. You can even work out in excess. Those who obsess over fitness at the expense of neglecting other important priorities, such as family, friends or fiscal provision, will eventually regret it.
Of course, everyone has to make compromises and sacrifices in the ever-evolving hierarchy of priorities for their lives. With that said, some level of consistent fitness and physical activity is an essential part of living a balanced life. For some that may mean 90 minutes each day, while others might set aside only 10 or 15.
Another important aspect in maintaining a balanced lifestyle is eating healthy. Each person has specific individual needs when it comes to nutrition, so there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Still, some guidance applies across the board, almost without exception.
Nobody knows how to distinguish between these two better than Whitney English. Whitney is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified personal trainer, as well as a mom and wife, so the time she devotes to wellness may fluctuate based on her different responsibilities, week-to-week.
“Staying healthy requires you to prioritize your body and mind.”
Still, Whitney knows how to keep it practical when advising her clients and social media followers. Some of the practical tips she offers from her own life are simple and easy to get started.
“I always keep a water bottle with me to stay hydrated,” she said. “I try to get in at least twenty minutes of exercise in a day. This helps me clear my head and refocus my thoughts. I also eat plenty of protein, whole grains and leafy greens to keep me feeling full and strong.”
For more nutrition advice and tips to live a balanced lifestyle, follow Whitney on Instagram or see her talk about How to Refuel After a Workout . Check out the video below for more wellness insight from Whitney: