Things That Could Hinder Your Fitness Goals
Even if you are physically active and eats well, you may be wondering why you’re still unfit and unhealthy. But what all of us must realize is that the road to fitness and good health will always have some stumbling blocks, some of which we’re not really aware of.
1 – Sleep Deprivation
Energy is something the body needs and can never live without. And to get energy to sustain exercises and the daily grind of doing physical activities, we all need enough sleep. But if you are not able to get enough sleep, say at least seven hours a day, you deprive your body of rest; rest that is essential for keeping your energy levels high in the morning. What happens then is that if the body does not have enough rest, you will find it difficult to perform the usual physical activities you do every day because you don’t have enough energy to perform them in the first place. Obviously, the lack of physical activity will in turn lead to weight gain.
2 – Problems with your Digestion
The body’s digestive system is one of the most overworked. The thing is when the digestive system has a problem, your fitness goals are likely going to be thwarted. Keep in mind that all thee food you eat goes through a process of digestion before your body gets to benefit from them. But if you suffer from a digestive problem like an irritable bowel syndrome, then your body might not be able to fully take advantage of the food you’re eating, more particularly in extracting the nutrients in them. In this condition, all the food you’re eating will most likely be converted to waste. Consequently, the lack of nutrients in the body will cause you to lose weight. If you don’t want to lose a lot of weight and look like you haven’t eaten for weeks, then go ahead and find some kind of irritable bowel syndrome treatment.
3 – You Happen to Own Flat Feet
Although this sounds crazy, having flat feet could also deter your hopes of getting fitter. Ask a physical therapist you happen to know and he/she will back this theory. You may not be aware of it but with flat feet, the arches of the feet are depressed, which in turn disrupts the natural alignment of the ankle and knee. The ultimate effect is ankle and knee pain, which obviously will affect your ability to perform at your maximum level physically.