“I Eats My Spinach”: Diet + Exercise = Success!

If you’re of a certain age, you remember the old Popeye cartoon reels where the muscled and agile sailor pops up on-screen, shoveling green stuff out of a can, and singing about his fitness and prowess in a fight.

It might seem kind of silly, but this is kind of a shorthand way to talk about the benefits of a good diet and how to improve your quality of life! That’s something that all of us should be thinking about as we plan our lives. At Forge Fitness and Nutrition Coaching, we’re here to help. 

The Power of Leafy Greens

Those erstwhile cartoonists chose to draw in the spinach for reason. They didn’t have Popeye gulping down sugary soda, or chowing down on fatty red meats, or popping fistfuls of popcorn into his gob. 

Spinach has been, in some ways, traditionally chosen as an emblem of nutritional health, and there are good reasons behind that. Spinach isn’t the only green vegetable that’s good for you – not at all – but it’s a good ambassador. 

Green leafy plants have the kinds of antioxidants and statins that our bodies need, without a lot of the sodium and fat and sugar that make us over-laden and sedentary, adding pounds and decreasing stamina. 

But green leafy plants can’t do it all on their own.

A Sailor’s Life

Popeye wasn’t so fit just because he ate spinach. You can also see him strutting the deck, or hanging the rigging, or doing any number of active activities, not just sitting around chuffing on his pipe.

In other words, without a good fitness routine, your diet doesn’t have the same power to supercharge your life and tone your body. There’s a particular calculus there, one that we have spent time thinking about and researching, in order to help our clients to break through to that next level. 

Forge Ahead with Forge Fitness and Nutrition Coaching

At Forge Fitness and Nutrition Coaching, we understand the critical interlinking between diet and fitness activities.

Our personal trainers can help you come up with a routine that works for you, so that you have the results that you need over time, and the confidence to keep up with your program. That includes thinking about daily exercise, and it includes thinking about diet. It also includes thinking about what makes you “you,” what you are most comfortable with, and how to meld that with a health plan that you can get behind. When you have this in place, better fitness is, in many ways, a breeze.