Are You Feeling Unhealthy?

One of my personal training clients was telling me that he is feeling unhealthy and really tired. I was surprised because he is in great shape and typically feels great. However, anyone can get caught up working too hard, not sleeping enough and letting their diet slip for a few weeks. Even the fittest people feel out shape from time to time. It happened to me last summer and I wrote about it in a post titled “Are You Feeling Out of Shape Now that it is the End of Summer”. If you’re feeling unhealthy try these tips that I gave my client.

5 Tips to Feel Healthy Quick

1- Start Juicing: There is no better way to super charge your diet with vitamins and minerals than with vegetable juice. Checkout this video that I did about how juicing can help lower your blood pressure. I also recommend the juicer that I use every day.

2- Get a Good Night’s Sleep: You can’t go too long without getting enough sleep. I wrote about the importance of sleep for your body and mind in this article titled “Get Adequate Sleep”. Most people need at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

3- Try a Fast: Fasting might seem counter intuitive when you are feeling tired and need energy. However, there are so many helpful benefits to fasting for 24 hours. Intermittent Fasting can energize your whole body. I have written a number of articles about the benefits of fasting called “ Fasting For Weight Loss”, “Intermittent Fasting Resource” and “ Skip Breakfast” to name a few.

4- Play Outside: It’s so easy to over work at your desk and let the days go by without spending enough time outside. For good health we all need to feel the sun hitting our faces on a regular basis. Read this article I wrote about the importance of getting outside called “ Outdoor Play Time”.

5- Do Easy Aerobic Exercise: When you are over worked and have not been sleeping enough, it’s no time to push too hard in the gym. Hard workouts are stressful on the body and should only be performed when you have been putting in the time to properly recover from them. Checkout this post I wrote about the benefits of easy workouts called “ Do Easy Aerobics on a Regular Basis”.

Whether you’re a fit person suddenly feeling unhealthy or someone who has not been taking care of yourself for quite some time, these 5 tips can really help. My client who is in good shape just over extended himself at work and even in the gym. When he started working long hours planning a big event, I should have told him that he needed to make sure he was getting enough sleep, eating well and not overdoing it at the gym. Actually, just one of these five feel healthy quick tips like juicing or intermittent fasting could have stopped him from feeling tired and unhealthy.

Let me know if you are feeling unhealthy and if you are, I hope these tips can help.

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Best – Mike Cola

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Mike Cola has well over 50,000 hours of hands-on personal training experience. He started his own personal training studio in1989, Mike Cola Fitness, which is located in New York.Connect with Mike @ Google+

7 Responses to “Are You Feeling Unhealthy?”

  1. Hi Mike,
    Great list of tips. I also want to add that by including a simple multi vitamin it can help your health and energy levels. Even if we eat well, eat healthy, not all nutrients are included in our diet at times. A simple multi vitamin that is tailored to our needs, i.e. Men take a men’s multi and women take a women’s multi, can go a long way.

    -Sam

  2. Brooke MItchell May 19, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Really good one, Mike, thank you! When overextended, and perhaps exhausted from even thinking about all the work yet to be done, these self care ideas could make a big difference!

  3. Mike,

    I associate feeling “unhealthy” with feeling sluggish. This usually occurs when I’m overeating even a little more than I should or consuming too much junk food. Cleaning up my diet and getting adequate rest are the biggest factors in transforming this feeling into a normal “healthy” feeling.

    Alykhan

  4. It’s always interesting for me to note that skipping breakfast and instead have a good brunch is doing it’s magic to my weight loss program. But again, these sort of things (I think) should be planned and fit to your kind of lifestyle or in day to day basis. No sense in being drastic if it comes to your health. Keep it up, Mike!

  5. Great tips Mike.Love it :). I am going to follow your helpful tips. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. @ Sam

    I agree, taking a multi vitamin is a great idea. I take a multi everyday. I wrote this post about the multi vitamin I take http://www.fitnesscontrarian.com/vitamins-for-energy-best-multivitamin-for-the-money/ . Thanks for the comment.

    @ Alykhan

    Cleaning up the diet and getting enough sleep is usually my first step too. Thanks for always leaving good comments.

    @ Jean,

    I like to skip breakfast from time to time when I want to lose some weight but it is not a good idea for everyone. Thanks for the comment.

    Best – Mike

  7. Hey mike, nice post. I always tell my subscribers and readers that how one feels directly correlates to how much you can produce in terms of results. I agree with your list and would include one other. Start thinking healthy. Don’t be lazy, get active and consume yourself with at least one piece of new information ever day. Chances are, you’ll apply it. Again great information and nice site here. Take care.

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