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The APC pillars to a healthy lifestyle

by | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 comments

At APC we believe that there are four key pillars to a healthy lifestyle – these are the basis of our approach. For every person the four pillars are the same, but the individual experience is finding balance between all four is really personal and will vary largely from person to person. Creating a true balance is difficult and requires a lot of testing and listening to your body and how it feels day to day. Once you have found your balance there is nothing stopping you from creating the healthy lifestyle that nourishes your body and soul.

Eat Well

Nutrition is the key. The right food is the energy source that will fuels our day-to-day activity, spark our brains into gear and is a major influence of the amount and quality of our hormone secretion.

Every person differs in their tolerance to carbohydrates, fat and protein, and the amounts of each of these macronutrients. There is no one size fits all approach. However, the main rule we have at APC is if you are gaining fat, feeling tired and are low on energy then you need to change your daily diet. The best way to do that is to speak to a nutritionist or dietician. Fuel your body with what it needs to obtain a healthy lifestyle.

Enjoy Training

The human body is amazing. It is capable of outrageous feats, movement, strength and endurance. It is designed to move and be tested, it quickly learns and adapts to proper training and creates a better version of itself every day. People are now living a largely sedentary life, which creates all sorts of associated problems- obesity, postural problems, back pain, heart and associated serious health problems, a lack of spatial awareness and coordination.

At APC, we don’t believe you have to be running marathons or squatting 200kg but we do believe that movement should be part of your everyday routine. Find something that you enjoy and then find a way to bring that into your everyday life and see where it takes you.

Sleep Well

Sleep impacts nearly every area of our daily life. While it may be obvious that sleep is beneficial, most people don’t realize how much sleep they need and why it is so important. Extensive research has been done on the effects of sleep on our health. These studies consistently show that sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, muscle recovery, longevity, hormone balancing and emotional well-being. This explains why after a good night’s sleep you feel better, your thoughts are clearer, your body is ready to move and your emotions are less fragile.

Stress Less

Stress is any change in the environment that requires your body to react and adjust in response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses.

Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you, and many things that you do yourself put stress on your body. You can experience good or bad forms of stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts.

Utilising and managing stress are integral for good mental and physical health. At APC we deliberately put your body under physical stress through:

  • Training in a Simulated Altitude Room.
  • Pre or post training saunas.
  • Intense workouts.

But we then teach you the tools to overcome and control the stress through:

  • Controlled nasal and diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Increasing your strength and fitness to create physical self-awareness and confidence.

The search for a balance is constant, at APC we believe that we can educate and coach you to achieve the right balance of these four pillars.

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