We talk about the five LYOF pillars of health.
#1 Health. How do we stay alive and move? CELLS! therefore cellular health matters. Any health issue must be looked at as a big picture – What are the biggest influencing factors? Cells? Hormones? What’s influencing them?
#2 Intentions How intentions change your actions. Intention helped Pete improve from runner up to 1st place at the the World Championship in Hawaii. How changes in mindset creates changes in actions. The difference between believing, and WANTING. How commitment and sacrifice makes for a greater and more valuable journey, and builds character and mindset habits are reinforced to return more readily in any circumstance.
#3 Nutrition – a couple of suggestions from Pete and Jaimie of their favourites, LYOF will send out recipes and videos. Client example of undergoing the two week test of restricting potentially inflammatory foods and the incredible results. Reinforcing eating real, unprocessed foods, which ultimately leads to eating less foods that have a large and detrimental impact on your hormones (primarily insulin), and therefore more protein and healthy fats are consumed which are the building blocks of our cells/mitochondria/body.
#4 MAF means Maximum Aerobic Function and is 180- your age) . Going above MAF to often leads to a poorly functioning body – muscles will burn more fat, body will have spent too long producing inflammatory hormones and reactions due to being in Sympathetic Nervous System high response mode during stressful exercise. Why training to Heart rate is important to develop fat burning muscle fibres which means your ENTIRE body is using fat and is healthier than a body which burns and craves sugar non stop.
#5 Recovery and Self Care is self explanatory. Time switching on PARA SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS System is as important as time spent exercising. There’s many options and a different routine will suit different people. A massage, meditation, a nap, mobility, tai chi, qigong, rolling, a walk, breathing exercises, yoga, etc.