How to Raise Your Performance with Healthy Choices
As a licensed primary care doctor, Dr. Juli Mazi ND has had the same basic goal throughout the entirety fo her career: she wants to use her skills, her expertise and her passion to empower patients to heal by any means necessary.
Even before her medical career began, she’s always believed in and maintained a deeply rooted respect for everyone’s natural ability to forge a path to their own well-being. This is especially evident in people who depend on peak performance all throughout their daily lives.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to raise your physical performance (as you would if you were an athlete) or your mental performance (as you would in something like an educational setting) or both at the same time, Dr. Juli Mazi believes that making healthier choices is the key to everything. This is true for a wide range of different reasons, all of which are more than worth exploring.
Better Choices, Better Performance: One Step at a Time
For Dr. Juli Mazi, increasing your performance is less the product of any one major move and is more about a series of smaller and more strategic ones. Sure, they may not seem like much on their own – but when taken together they add up to something far more powerful than they could be as individuals.
Case in point: even something as simple as eating a healthy breakfast can create a positive ripple effect that lasts throughout the entire day. Not only does it give your body the boost of energy it needs to get the day started off properly, but eating regular healthy meals (like whole grain toast, for example) also increases your metabolism as well. This can help assist any weight loss regimen that you might currently be on.
Along the same lines, you’ll also want to make an effort to hydrate as much as possible throughout the day. This is especially true during those hot summer months of the year when it feels like your body is sweating out water just as soon as you consume it. Not only will this again help keep you energized and mentally aware throughout the day, but water is also necessary to flush out toxins and to keep your body healthy and strong.
As a rule of thumb, you should try to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you would want to try to drink at least 100 ounces of water. Of course, if you want to drink more than that, this is also encouraged.
Finally, if you’re going to snack throughout the day, it’s important that you take the right approach. Many people assume that snacking is inherently unhealthy, but this isn’t really the case. You just have to be careful about what you put into your body (as always).
Try to snack frequently throughout the day, but make sure you’re picking healthy, high protein options. So instead of candy try to keep items like nuts or cheeses around. They’re a delicious, healthy way to raise your performance and keep it there all day long.