Why is Nutrition Just As Important As Fitness? | Stephen Coleclough
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Why is Nutrition Just As Important As Fitness?

Why is Nutrition Just As Important As Fitness?

It’s always great when someone decides to exercise more and to boost the amount of activity that they do, especially if they are currently not doing too much.

However, a lot of people forget that nutrition is just as important as physical fitness and very little thought is given to what is going into the body.

So, why is nutrition just as important as fitness?

Nutrition Provides Energy to Boost Your Fitness Efforts

When you increase the amount of exercise that you are doing, you’ll need to provide your body with more energy.

This requires you to eat healthy meals packed with fruits and vegetables.

If you don’t do this, you could find yourself struggling to find the energy to boost your fitness efforts as much as you’d like to.

Think about it, nobody feels like working out after a takeaway or a large chocolate bar.

If you provide your body with great nutrition, you are likely to see more impressive fitness results.

Fitness Isn’t Enough When it Comes to Losing Weight

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that losing weight is all about fitness, assuming that increasing the amount of physical activity is enough to see the weight drop off.

Though working out and staying active does help, it’s not enough on its own.

In order to see weight loss results, you’ll need to think about nutrition.

Good Nutrition Can Have a Huge Impact Emotionally and Mentally

What you eat can have a big impact on how you feel emotionally and physically.

Unhealthy snacks and junk food can cause sudden changes in mood and fatigue.

This can result in you feeling down, low and just generally not at your best.

Though working out can go someway to counteracting this, it’s vital that you eat the things that makes your body feel at its best.

A large number of people start a new fitness journey with big ideas and big plans, usually to lose weight or to build up their muscle mass.

But without giving a second thought to nutrition, these goals are ideas and plans are rarely successful.

Without a healthy and well balanced diet, you’re unlikely to reach the fitness goals that you’re hoping to.

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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