Tips

Tips

Corona lockdown: Reset your goals, mind and nutrition, and never let a crisis go to waste!

All gyms are closed for the upcoming three weeks until April 6. The impact of this public health intervention on our daily live is pretty big. Although most of us will agree to the importance and urgency of this intervention for our society, it might also cause stress on an individual level when working out feels like a necessity to stay physically and mentally fit; to enjoy the adrenaline and endorphin rush; and to feel the support of the gym community.

 

Worrying questions might come to mind, such as: “Will I lose my gains and endurance if I can’t workout at the gym? How do I maintain my weight loss process, or is weight gain unavoidable during this lockdown? Will I lose my mind if I miss the destressing effect of working out? How do I motivate myself to keep on track with my health, when I’m home alone without my gym buddies? Will this lockdown have an enormous negative effect on my goals in nutrition and sports?

The facts demonstrate there is no need to stress out about the effects of this lockdown on your physical and mental health. You can even benefit from it. As long as you follow these two guidelines:

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Protein: necessity, seduction and deception?

Protein peanut butter, protein cereal, protein spaghetti, protein-pancake mix, protein oatmeal, or even protein-jam. Lets face it, protein is hip and happening! Protein is associated with health and with being strong and fit. Without protein we are unhealthy, weak and un-fit. Protein is considered a necessity and the more the better. Right?
Protein: necessity, seduction and deception? Explanation and one tip!

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Eating healthy for a whole week, with only one hour of preparation! Final part: Dinner

A busy life can make eating healthy every day pretty challenging. With only one hour of preparation on the weekend, you can eat healthy for the rest of the week without you having to think about it! The last few weeks we’ve provided you with recipes for breakfast, snacks and lunch for an entire week to prepare in just an hour’s time at the weekend. With vegetarian and vegan options. All you have to do the shopping. This week, it’s dinnertime.
All recipes are rich in protein, to keep your body strong and to keep you satiated. They contain complex carbohydrates and are high in fiber for long-term energy and a healthy intestinal flora. And of course, healthy unsaturated fats and lots of vitamins!

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