5 Reasons Exercise and Supplements Go Hand-in-Hand

By Lauren Turinetti | May 14, 2018

Many people who exercise may wonder if exercising alone is enough to meet their health and fitness goals. They wonder if it’s also beneficial to use dietary supplements. Learn more about the benefits of supplementation and why it’s recommended for people of all ages and backgrounds. In the content below, we take a look at why supplements are essential to include along with your exercises.

1. Build Muscles

Whey protein is derived from whey, a byproduct of the cheesemaking process. The body quickly absorbs this protein, and this allows quicker recovery time for anybody looking to build strength, muscle, or even just tone up! Anyone who wants to recover better is recommended to use this product after workouts. The supplement should be used in addition to a diet that is high in natural and whole food sources of protein as well

2. Get Daily Nutrients

You need the proper nutrients to supplement your active lifestyle and exercise. A multi vitamin is a quick and easy way to fill any holes in your whole-food based diet.  Taking a multivitamin does not give you free reign to eat junk food the rest of the time. It will however provide you your daily recommended dosages of vitamins and minerals, and should only be used to well-balanced diet every day.

3. Affect Weight Loss

Healthy supplements can keep your metabolism working in high gear all day long. Whey protein in a healthy snack that will help you feel fuller for longer periods of time, reducing the amount of snacking you do. Other supplements such as caffeine have been shown to increase your metabolism and boost fat loss.

4. Reduce Injuries and Increase Recovery

Essential fatty acids help to create and repair cells. Fish oil, flax seed or other Omega-3’s are great ways to consume healthy fats in a convenient way. Our bodies need these components for optimal health and hormone levels. This has positive impacts on your recovery rate post workout, helping you get back out there for your next workout.

5. Increase Water Uptake

An important part of any supplementation plan is hydration. In order for your body to get the most out of your supplements, don’t skimp on the water! Water also removes toxins from the body and promotes homeostasis. Your body is balanced from the inside, helping you to concentrate more and lose weight.

Many people wonder about the effects of taking supplements while they exercise. Know that the many supplement products are beneficial and contain nutrients that you need to function correctly every day. To learn more about what you should be taking, check out our extensive supplement guide here: A beginner’s Guide to Supplements.

Make sure that you do your homework regarding supplements. Choosing the right products can impact your health and fitness goals significantly. Each person is different, so you have to select the right supplements for you, which may not be the trendy or supplement that everyone else is taking. Be smart in making that decision.

Sources

http://www.xyngularreviews.com/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/dietary-supplements-do-they-help-or-hurt

https://ods.od.nih.gov/HealthInformation/DS_WhatYouNeedToKnow.aspx

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