While there are numerous factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, two key pillars stand out as essential components: fitness and nutrition. Often discussed in isolation, the true power lies in the synergy that arises when these two elements come together.
By understanding and embracing the intrinsic connection between these two pillars, we can unlock a host of benefits that contribute to our overall health and quality of life including reduced risk of chronic diseases and mortality, more effective weight management, improved mental wellbeing and sleep.
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Like nutrition and exercise, sleep is another key area in our lives that affects our health both physical and mental/cognitive. As such we should always try and check with ourselves what our sleep pattern looks like and if we are happy with our sleep quality and quantity. For some, just getting enough hours of sleep in doesn’t’ mean it is sufficient for them whereas for others, a smaller amount of sleep might just be enough.
Gender differences in metabolic rate, reproductive functions and body structures mean women have more complex nutritional needs than men do. Adult women differ from men in their nutritional requirements predominately for biological and physiological reasons such as their hormonal changes across lifespan, adiposity, their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause (13). It is crucial to consider sex-specific differences in nutritional status for the impacts of diet, body weight, and energy balance on nutritional advice and dietary supplement use at different phases of life.