Your body is a machine, at a physical level it is muscles working with tissues, at a biological level it is cells working with nutrients, at a chemical level it is proteins working with atomic particles. No matter how you look at it the body can be broken down to smaller components.
At the base of everything, as far as can be seen anyway, everything is just made up of atomic particles. What does this mean exactly for you as an exerciser?
Atomic particles make up everything, so you have to get the proper materials so that your body can create the necessary muscles. This means you are going to have to get a good healthy diet before you start doing anything else.
Many people often put physical exertion as their top priority with exercise; however, if you are looking for true fitness and real muscle gain you need to get diet first. Many people underestimate the power of a healthy diet.
The body has an amazing ability extract nutrients from foods. As long as you are feeding yourself the right kinds of foods you will be well on your way to getting that body that you want.
Of course, having the materials and not using them is going to be pointless. With diet you also need exercise.
The key to true fitness gain and real muscular development is in the combination of exercise with diet. Exercising is going to be the catalyst that takes the proteins from your diet and synthesizes them into muscle tissue throughout the body.
Protein isn’t the only nutrient you need though. You also need a good amount of minerals from green veggies.
The body can digest about 70 to 100 grams of protein a day, which is easily attainable with eggs for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch and a fish dinner, and if you want smaller portions for less caloric intake just take a drink a protein shake. The only way the body can digest and metabolize these proteins though is if it has the minerals and nutrients that come from leafy greens and veggies.
Different minerals play an essential role in the protein synthesis process. Just ask any good looking Hollywood actor, they will tell you to eat your veggies.
Along with proper exercise and proper diet, you also need to get a good amount of sleep every night. They recommended about eight hours for those of you between the ages of 18 and 30.
About the author: Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape at her blog at http://www.jessicashealthblog.com