Olympic Tips for Everyday Health

Photo of olympic tips for health LocateADocMany of us try to stay healthy by eating right and exercising when we can. Although most of us don’t think of ourselves in the same league with Olympic athletes, maybe we should! We put together some advice from Olympic athletes and created a list of health and wellness tips that anyone can follow to have a happy and healthy life!

  • Having friends and training partners to motivate you are really important for those days when you’re not “feeling it.” Having a support system of friends and family (or even your kids) can make a tough workout, or even a brisk walk, more enjoyable.

  • A lot of Olympians recommend getting up early and kicking off the day with exercise. Even just 20 minutes of getting your body moving will perk up your mind and your mood.

  • Having a varied training or exercise program will keep you interested in your workouts so you don’t get bored and give up. Variety also makes you less likely to get injured doing repetitive movements.

  • Common advice to health and wellness is getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and simply getting off the couch and getting out there!

While we understand that Olympic athletes have a workout regimen most people can’t handle and don’t have time for, learning from how they train can be beneficial for anyone looking to get healthier.

For more tips on healthy living, fitness, and wellness, check out our resource guides for more information.

Further Reading

  • While many models and actresses maintain their enviable looks with the help of a few nip and tuck procedures, some are completely against the idea of going under the knife. Former supermodel Jerry Hall has publicly criticized plastic surgery and says that women who do undergo different procedures are “monsters”.

  • If chocolate is the forbidden fruit of your diet, it may be time to reintroduce this tasty treat to your weekly menu. A recent study reported in the American Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that women who eat at least two chocolate bars every week have a 20 percent lower risk of stroke compared to those who don’t eat any chocolate at all.

  • While many people work with a dietician or nutritionist as part of a nutritional counseling program when they are trying to lose weight, part of the weight loss process often requires keeping track of food and calories consumed over the course of the day, and logging this information into a journal. People who have resolved to lose weight this year may now have some extra help with the Lose It! iPhone App. The iPhone application has been developed by FitNow and features a large database of calorie information.