Adhere to the 80/20 Rule
In the second article of a series, we look a bit deeper into the M.A.R.T.I.A.L. System, and why it is important to Adhere to the 80/20 Rule
Despite being a Personal and Group Training outfit, our main emphasis is not solely Exercise. Exercise causes stress responses in the body, and loading these on top of someone who might be at breaking point from work demands, domestic issues, unhealthy diet, hormone imbalance, and lack of sleep, just causes additional stress. We want to empower and educate our clients through the M.A.R.T.I.A.L. System to develop positive habits around sleep, food, hydration, gut health and activity so that long term results are achieved. It is crucial to form a foundation so that the stress of exercise and activity results in positive adaptations in our mental and physical well-being.
Credit to TED Ed Lessons Series
Your brain is like a machine that needs specific materials to function well. When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? A wide variety of food consumption is crucial to provide the fats, carbs and protein the brain needs, as well as vitamins and minerals.
Glucose is the brain’s fuel. Interested in the interaction between our mental performance and the amount of glucose we have? How about the effects of extreme dips in glucose, like during starvation? What effect does this have on our mental functioning? Amino acids are essential for brain function too. Have you thought about changing your diet a bit? How can proteins help?
This video breaks down the different nutritional parts that are necessary, and how they interact with the brain. Take a look and learn about some brain food.