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Nutrition – Why Is It So Important?

Nutrition – Why Is It So Important?

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition.

We talk about it so much.

However, what a lot of people don’t seem to know is why it’s so important.

Why do we place so much emphasis on nutrition?

There a couple of different explanations for why it’s important, but in essence it boils down to two different things.

Short term health and long term health, with nutrition having a different effect on each.

To try and help you understand the importance, we’re going to take a look at both of those concepts.

Short term health

To begin with, let’s take a look at our short term health.

The here and now.

Why do we need nutrition for the here and the now?

That’s a good question.

It’s all about your performance.

What you have to take into consideration is that without the proper food and nutrients, you’ll start to feel the effects within a few days.

Your ability to think will decrease.

Your performance will suffer.

It’ll be harder to do everything you need to do.

That’s really not something you want to happen, so it’s important that you make the time to get the right nutrition for yourself here and now.

Think of it like this.

In a long distance race, those who win are the people who keep their stamina at a high level, and can keep going for as long as possible.

Without the right nutrients, you’ll have a short burst of speed, but then you’ll burn out.

Long term health

Long term health is something that is so important.

Age catches up with all of us in the end.

We can’t outrun time, but we can ease its transition.

Diabetes, heart problems and a whole slew of other conditions are common for people with poor nutrition through their lives.

However, people who take the time now to think about their nutrition will have good health in the long term.

They’re the stamina runners, who’s diet was built not to propel them ahead at the start, but instead to keep them going for as long as possible.

If you make good on your nutrition now, then it’ll be much easier in the future to properly look after yourself.

Overall, these are just a few of the different reasons why nutrients are important for us, both in the short term and the long term.

We know that thinking in the long term isn’t always easy.

Most people prefer to live in the now, and the moment.

We don’t want to be forever worrying about a future that could come.

However, there is a certain amount of future planning involved in life.

Your health is just one such area that you need to think about.

If you want to live to a ripe old age and really enjoy it, then you need to make sure that you do your best to look after your body.

That does unfortunately mean that you’re going to need to make sure that you take care to get your nutrients now.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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