Okay, C.R.A.P is not a word I would normally choose to open a blog post with but it serves a purpose here..
Getting right with food is easy if you have always been around good healthy food and it has become your norm. Or, if you are the type of person who decides on making a change and goes all out to attain it.
Unfortunately that is not the case for most people.
There is an awful lot of C.R.A.P food out there, easy to get, day or night and so it becomes the norm. It destroys peoples health whilst ‘tasting so good’ the demand goes up instead of down; even when the visible signs of its harm are clear to see.
This little poster & short blog post serves as a reminder that what we put into our bodies matters.
Choose to live on the FOOD side; it’s what your body needs to function optimally! And remember:
We have this amazing machine called the body that we use day in and day out (for better or for worse!) How is it then, that a lot of us do not know the workings of it or what it is truly capable of?
I am constantly learning about my physical & mental capabilities, it fascinates me and here are a few ‘did you know’ facts I picked up from The Health Sciences Academy that I’d like to share (although you might already know them!):
By standing up 3 hours a day you would burn an extra 30,000 calories per year
30 minutes of bright morning light reduces your weight gain risk by up to 20%
Interrupting prolonged sitting with brief 2-minute breaks decreases cancer risk
You may eat 549 calories extra if you miss only 80 minutes of sleep
Your muscles are 70% water; and even your bones are a watery 31%
Your moving muscles pump fresh oxygen in the brain and trigger feel-good chemicals
Drinking 2 litres of water per day can raise your energy expenditure by 400 calories
Eating 7 portions of fruit & vegetables per day reduces your mortality risk by 42%
Immersing yourself in deep reading 6 minutes per day can reduce stress by 68%
And this list isn’t even scratching the surface! It provides a little insight into what makes us so amazing; something we often forget (or take for granted).
It’s your body, but did you know it was this amazing? Share a fact below…