Updated: Nov 8, 2020
When it comes to changing your body most people automatically think of exercise first. While this is an important component of improving your health and fitness, I wanted to address its relationship with 2 other essential factors that are commonly overlooked.
Now as you may have guessed these 2 factors are DIET and REST. Most people know this but many think they can neglect one of these factors and make up with it by working harder on the others and this is what holds many back. There is a symbiotic relationship between all three that needs to be kept in balance in order to be successful. Let me share an analogy that always seems to come up when I first meet a new client…. Lets say you are trying to build a house, you would require 3 things: A PLAN: Building designs, planning permission, knowledge of the skills required
MATERIALS: bricks, wood, cement etc TIME: time to get the work done or people to help do the labour. if given all three of these then your house will be a success, but imagine that you neglect any one of the above three areas, and the house becomes impossible to build, no matter how hard you try to make up for it in other areas. If you only have twigs and paper as your materials then no amount of time is going to help, you could spend years and the house would keep falling down. In the same way that with perfect materials and a perfect plan, you still couldn’t get the house built in a day if you were giving an unrealistic amount of TIME. Now from a health and fitness perspective we can substitute these 3 Criteria for EXERCISE, DIET and REST: