If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
Unless you live in Florida or a similar part of the world where it’s always relatively warm and sunny, and unless you’re reading this in the opposite Hemisphere to mine, it’s that time of the year again: flu season.
Fortunately, by working on your fitness, you can whip your immune system into shape, increasing your chances of either staving off common illnesses completely, or at least reducing the severity of any symptoms you may experience.
If, like some of my legendary clients, you’re an athlete following an intense program, work with children or do shift work, or you find yourself getting sick often at this time of year for any other reason, then this article is for you.
These are my top five evidence-based tips to support and enhance your body’s natural defences:
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
I’m sure this will come as a shock, but, when you don’t sleep well, life sucks.
What you may not know and what’s worse by far (let’s get our priorities straight here), is that your gains will suffer.
You could have the best training program and diet in the world, but, if your sleep is inadequate, you’re going to struggle with:
Yes, that’s basically everything.
Fortunately, improving sleep is easy, cheap, and more anabolic than expensive supplements, pre-workout formulas, and other less useful yet “sexier” fitness tools.
So don’t sleep on this low-hanging fruit. (See what I did there?)
Keep reading for a comprehensive guide on:
Let’s delve into it.
Nutritional supplements are not a substitute for a nutritionally balanced diet.
Over the years, sports supplements have risen in popularity not only among athletes, but also among average gym-goers. In fact, if you walk into most commercial gyms, you will be greeted by a line of vending machines selling protein bars, protein shakes, energy drinks, and allegedly “performance-enhancing” snacks and beverages.
Some popular websites like Bodybuilding.com sell their own supplement line, and many professional athletes become supplement “brand ambassadors” and advertise these products on their social media pages.
Off the internet, some coaches and personal trainers swear by certain supplements as the secret ingredient to their own and their clients’ incredible results.
In this article, I aim to cover:
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