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I previously discussed my top five supplement recommendations, yet people often ask me what supplement I would take if I could choose only one. My answer is always a quality multivitamin – it’s the base supplement for all my clients to ensure a full spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals.
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At some point, you may find yourself in a health rut. Maybe your current training routine is no longer getting you the results you’d like, an old health issue is rearing its head again, or you need advice on reaching a new health and fitness goal. Find out how working with a functional medicine strength and conditioning coach guarantees personal, tailored advice to help you reach your goals when you need it most.
Integrating the art of coaching with functional medicine, nutrition, and the psychology of eating and movement to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
If you think L-glutamine is only for athletes, think again.
Indeed, L-glutamine supplements have long been promoted in the fitness industry because they help build healthy and lean bodies.
Yet L-glutamine is possibly one of the most vital but underrated of supplements. This powerful amino acid provides many essential health benefits for gut and brain health, immune function, and more.
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
As we head into the festive season, no doubt we’re all familiar with the overindulgence that can lead to holiday weight gain.
But these are unprecedented times. Shuttered gyms and stress eating while staying at home during the Covid-19 lockdown has led to widespread weight gain, birthing phrases like the “Quarantine-15” and “Covid-15”. Yes, this is very true!
We may not be “flattening the curve” fast enough, but we have certainly been “fattening the curve”.
Sadly, being overweight or obese; both are often linked to chronic health problems, This is also emerging as a significant risk factor for coronavirus-related complications. Excess body fat contributes to systemic inflammation, inhibiting a healthy immune-system reaction to infection.
Combined with the sedentary lifestyles of Netflix and Zoom-fatigue, stress, and inadequate sleep, unhealthy eating can lead to severe health issues. This is not a winning combination to be fighting fit!
With exercise, one of the best things you can do to improve your brain and body’s response, which in turn can promote your weight loss and help anxiety, is to supplement with inositol. This vitamin plays a role in many bodily processes and has many health-promoting effects, especially relevant during these times.
YPSI Inositol Plus Magnesium is an excellent product providing 2 grams of inositol along with 400 mg of magnesium glycinate – great for promoting healthy sleep – and amino acids L-glycine and L-taurine in a water-soluble powder.
This is one of the products I give every single one of my clients at one point. See why it’s one of the most important vitamins you should consider adding to your health arsenal.
Your partner in health,
PS: Have you gained weight during the Covid-19 lockdown? Looking ahead to the holiday season, is weight loss or weight maintenance one of your goals? Let me know.
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There’s a vast array of supplements on the market today and accompanying marketing lingo vowing to save your health. How do you know the claims are real? As a health-conscious consumer, you want to make sure you’re making the right choices.
Inositol is one of the most important vitamins you may never have heard of!
Inositol is often promoted as a general health supplement for women. That’s because of its benefits to fertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and in relieving symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and anxiety. (1)
Did you know you can boost your energy, immunity, gut health, and decrease belly fat with one straightforward morning habit?
“Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life.
Writer and Food Critic, 28th June 1954 – 10th December 2016
“Know that you have complete control over what you put in your mouth. No one ever ate anything by accident.”
Charles Poliquin March 5, 1961 – September 26, 2018
“When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest”
Michael Pollan – In Defense of Food
“The doctors of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
Thomas Edison February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931
Sunlight is the best-known source of vitamin D, and hence vitamin D has earned the nickname as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It has importance across various aspects of our health, but in particular, it helps boost the immune system, supports neurological health, builds strong bone and teeth health, fights cancers and nourishes the heart. It is thoroughly good stuff that is vital to health.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do racing thoughts in your head keep you up at night? Are your muscle injuries not healing fast enough? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be deficient in GABA and serotonin – the brain chemicals that help you sleep better and recover faster.
Do you experience bloating, cramps, or gas? What about brain fog, allergies, skin rashes, or trouble losing weight? If so, you may have “leaky gut”, and it’s more common than you may think.
Detox diets, cleanses, and therapies are all the trend today. But the message isn’t new.
People have used different detoxification practices to purge the body of foreign invaders for centuries. However, the prevalence of the current detox trend reflects, in part, the ever-increasing amounts of toxins in our modern world. And we know for sure that a cumulative toxic burden, if not addressed, can lead to serious health issues.
Do you start each new year vowing to lose weight or improve your training performance? If so, are you among the 80 per cent of the population whose New Year’s resolutions failed by February?
Myths are abundant in the fitness industry, word of mouth in gyms and on social media leads to a lot of nonsense being spread around. This, unfortunately, leads to many people believing things which are not true, and often the misinformation leads to no improvement in someone’s health and fitness or even worse can lead to injury.
Training is what the body needs to adapt and develop. Consider that without sunlight plants struggle to grow, similarly, without training our bodies will not develop and grow much.
Your body needs training as a stimulus to take it outside of its normal comfort zone, which ultimately means the body has to make changes to develop. You may only be able to do a bodyweight squat at the start of your training, but after the body is exposed to training consistently and repeatedly it will get stronger and you might be squatting with a barbell on your back after several weeks.
Supplementation is the use of specific vitamins, minerals and ingredients to achieve a targeted outcome in your health and fitness. Our current environment and lifestyles mean it is hard to get everything we need from food alone, which would be ideal, and thus the targeted use of supplements can be of benefit to your health. There are some supplements that are useful for everyone to take, and this article will elaborate upon supplement basics.
Recovery is essential all the things that you do outside of training, it includes sleep and stress management which are vital to good health, but recovery also extends to enjoying your hobbies and making time for yourself. So getting 8 hours of sleep with good quality deep sleep is integral to recovery, as is going on a long walk which you enjoy, reading a book or spending time seeing your friends and family.
Nutrition is the catalyst to excellent health, strength and body composition. Nutrition is crucial for physical goals (i.e. fat loss) and more health and lifestyle-oriented goals (for example, better focus, energy, detoxification, and blood sugar control).
What we do in training needs to be matched by how we eat and recover, and the saying “we are what we eat” still holds.
As we start this decade, many of us will be setting goals and looking to improve our health and our bodies. So as we are in the year 2020, here are 20 tips to help you improve your health and body that are straightforward and easy to integrate into your life.
Our founder Roan Heming recently spoke with Wolfgang Unsoeld, the infamous and hugely successful personal trainer and strength trainer and founder of YPSI.
They covered the fundamentals of Personal Training, how to become a great PT, the basics of opening your own gym, Roan’s personal journey, and much, much more.
Here at Human Performance Hub, we are a big believer in pre-workout nutrition (nutrition around workouts) as workouts offer a great opportunity to get nutrients into the body through enhanced insulin sensitivity (Muscles open themselves up for refuelling). Possibly the most beneficial supplement you can take around training is a quality amino acid complex.
Here at Human Performance Hub, we are big believers in magnesium supplementation benefits. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for optimal health and performance; here are some of the reasons why:
Before we delve into the foundation supplements we recommend here at Human Performance Hub, we must address quality. Today’s market is flooded with supplements promising the world but in reality delivering very little.
Firstly it must be stated that supplements are by definition a supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle, not a replacement for it. People get fat and tired because they don’t exercise, don’t sleep, expose themselves to toxins, have too much stress and eat poorly.