Training for a marathon, adventure race or just to get moving?

Here are a few ways to support your body while you train to be your best and perhaps live energised and a little longer with a good memory and healthy brain.

A plant based diet full fresh colourful vegetables will provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates in the form of colourful vegetables provide us with so many alkalising and energetic foods.

For those of you who enjoy traditional meats and fish, you will be getting a great source of nutrients, and fats with the skin included.

There is so much conflicting information about carbohydrates, yet we need them to provide fibre to create great bowel movements and provide the right environment for the growth healthy bacteria in our digestion.

So, if you want to run like the wind or get to the top of the hill, increase your vegetables, enjoy small pieces of fruit, seeds and nuts to give you the energetic lift you need.

Moderate amounts of protein and a range of fats are essential for well-being, pregnant mum’s, growing children and the energetic and strong person your wish to become.  Protein is important for muscle strength, recovery and maintaining muscle mass as we age, however you do not need excessive amounts. Excess protein will convert to carbohydrate. A palm of traditional protein daily is about enough for most people.

Science currently suggests that the average person needs to consume somewhere between 0.5 and 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight. On average, this suggests that for a person who weighs 70kg, that would be about 55 grams of protein per day

A vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can be boosted with an organic plant based protein powder. Added to smoothies or on its own, you can supplement your protein requirements with ease using RAW sprouted vegan powders we love.

Some folk seem to thrive without meat or fish. However, if you are doing all that you can to eat healthily and find you are lacking energy you may be needing to add some lean meat and fish to your diet. Do not forget that women in particular may need to supplement Iron and Vitamin B12, the primary nutrients missing in a non-meat diet. Also, if you are over 50 years, and have difficulty digesting food you may need a digestive enzyme complex to ensure you breakdown you food properly

Everyone is different so keep in touch and we can help you fill supplement your healthy diet as required.

 

Nutritional Supplements

Vitamin C in high dosage is protective against tissue damage and will help with recovery from exertion. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps tissue healing and collagen production

Magnesium is an important mineral and electrolyte which when physically pushing our body. Magnesium is a smooth muscle relaxant. This means it helps with tight and tensed muscles and relieves cramps. So if you get up a sweat then electrolyte replacement is necessary to prevent muscle problems.

 

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine has been used in many parts of the world to promote energy for hundreds of years. Now scientific research to backing up these claims.

Rhodiola is a favorite among athletes wishing to improve physical performance. This herb is adaptogenic which means it helps the body to adapt to stressors such as physical activity. This herb can give you the boost you need to train.

Korean ginseng is another adaptogenic herb that helps improve physical and mental performance. This herb also supports your adrenal glands and immune system.

Gotu Kola is an herb that helps promote healing and recovery. This herb is also an anti inflammatory and is used to help recovery from injuries.

Come to Bodywise and we will sort you out with what you need.