Even if you are physically active and eats well, you may be wondering why you’re still unfit and unhealthy. But what you need to realize is that in the road to good health and fitness, there are some things that we frequently ignore and overlook, even though these things could have adverse effects.
1 – Sleep Deprivation
Energy is something the body can’t live without. The best way to keep and maintain energy in the body to be used for physical activities is to get enough sleep every single night. 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. So if you don’t get enough sleep every night, it corresponds to the lack of energy during the day, which in turn leads to you not being able to perform your physical activities optimally. As such, the moment you stop doing physical activities like exercise, the likely you will gain extra weight since the food you eat won’t be broken down and used up as energy.
2 – Digestive System Problems
Your digestive system is one of the most overworked systems in the body. The thing is when the digestive system has a problem, your fitness goals are likely going to be thwarted. The digestive system is so important because all the food you eat will have to go through it before becoming useful for energy and growth. But suffering from a specific type of digestive system problem like irritable bowel syndrome might very well lead to a lot of confusion in your body, and in this case, it might not be able to process food and nutrients the way it is supposed to. In this condition, all the food you’re eating will most likely be converted to waste. As a result, the lack of nutrient absorption in the body leads to losing weight and essential fluids. 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
As much as you hate to believe it, but having flat feet could actually deter or slow down your progress when it comes to fitness. You can even ask a physical therapist about this and they’ll certainly back the idea up. What really happens is that with flat feet, the arches in your own feet are depressed and in the process, it will affect both knee and ankle alignment. As a result of the effect on the alignment of your knees and ankles, you might end up getting knee and ankle pain, which obviously are contributory factors to not letting you perform at your best, at least in the physical aspect.