Here are top 4 tips for any gym lover to become healthier and gain more results
1. Drive gym ready
When planning to go to the gym after work, it’s always a good idea to pack your bag and go to the gym straight from work. It is better rather than returning home to pick up your gym gear. You’re less likely to get comfy at home after a long day at work and skip your gym session.
2. The perils of shopping hungry
Try not to go to the supermarket to do you daily or weekly shop on an empty stomach. Studies show that when we do go to the super market on an empty stomach we are more likely to purchase food items that contain less health benefits and nourishment. When we attend the supermarket on a full belly we are much more likely to only purchase the foods we intended to buy.
3. Digestive track and gut
The health of your gastrointestinal system (gut) is extremely important to your overall well-being. Largely responsible for the critical functions of the body’s digestive and immune systems is beneficial bacteria in your digestive system. It has the capability of affecting your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and ability to eliminate toxins, not to mention your overall mental health.
Your gut flora is incredibly important to your overall well-being. This is why probiotics are essential to restoring your intestine to a more normal state. Try boiling some water adding a couple of slices of lemon with a slice of raw ginger, you can also add a little honey, preferably Manuka. I drink this every day at least twice a day and after every meal to encourage digestion.
4. Water is king
I cannot stress enough about the importance of increasing your water intake in general but specifically whilst you train. Water is the primary building block of cells and muscle repair. It acts as an insulator, regulating internal body temperature. Water is needed to metabolize proteins and carbohydrates used as food and aids weight loss. It is the primary component of saliva, used to digest carbohydrates and aid in swallowing food. Also, the compound lubricates joints. Water insulates the brain, spinal cord, organs, and fetus. It acts as a shock absorber. Water is used to flush waste and toxins from the body via urine.
Water is the principal solvent in the body. It dissolves minerals, soluble vitamins, and certain nutrients. Water carries oxygen and nutrients to cells.