It’s the perfect time to dust off the weights and get your summer body ready. That means it’s time to start a new workout routine! There are plenty of supplement and workout vitamins that can help you achieve this, so today, that’s what we’re focusing on!
Before we get into it, make sure you know what you want to achieve. Are you looking to lose weight, gain muscle, prepare for a marathon, or maintain what you have? Having clear goals can help you gauge your progress and stay motivated. It can also help you pick which one of our workout vitamins is right for you!
How Much Exercise Should You Do?
You don’t need to be a high-performance athlete to start exercising every day. All you need is motivation and an understanding of how much exercise you actually need. You may be surprised!
The American College of Sports Medicine’s current recommendations for physical activity include at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. That’s just 21 minutes a day, or 30 minutes five times a week. You don’t need to go crazy either — listen to your body and learn your limits. If you need to rest, take a break! It’s not easy to start a new routine, so do it at your own pace to help avoid injury.
Overall, it’s important to start slowly and increase the intensity as you build your fitness level up. So what new routine should you try? We have a list of a few common routines.
You can also workout at home!
Common Types of Exercise
There are various types of exercise, including:
Aerobic: swimming, running and dancing
Strength: resistance training, plyometrics, weight lifting and sprinting
Calisthenics: lunges, sit-ups, push-ups and pull-ups
Balance or stability: Pilates, tai chi, yoga, and core-strengthening exercises
Flexibility: yoga or individual muscle-stretch movements.
Vitamins To Help You Workout
We have a slew of workout vitamins on our menu. They’re all water soluble, meaning your body will absorb what it needs and flush out what it doesn’t.
Magnesium to Boost Performance
Magnesium deficiency is the worst — it’s very common and can cause muscle spasms and cramps, which makes it difficult to want to workout. Beyond that, magnesium also plays a key role in exercise performance!
For those who like weight-based training, you’ll need about 10–20% more magnesium than others to keep your muscles healthy and moving. It also is essential to soothing your muscles after tough workout sessions. So if you don’t enjoy the soreness, magnesium can help flush it from your system.
Taurine to Help Lose Weight
Another study supports this amino acid’s role in reducing muscle damage. Participants placed on a muscle-damaging weightlifting routine experienced fewer markers of damage and less muscle soreness. So, like magnesium, it helps with the after workout pain!
B12 to Fight Fatigue And Boost Motivation
Vitamin B12 is a must for anyone looking to exercise. It fights fatigue and depression to help give you the boost you need to get up and moving.
First, let’s talk about it’s energizing properties. B12 deficiency is extremely common, especially in vegetarians and vegans, and the most common symptom of it is chronic fatigue. Therefore, simply taking vitamin B12 can combat fatigue!
Even if you’re not deficient, B12 helps your body produce energy from digestion. It’s one of eight B vitamins that help the body convert the food you eat into glucose, which gives you energy!
Another perk of B12 is that it can improve your mood and help fight depression. It synthesizes and metabolizes serotonin (the chemical responsible for regulating mood). It’s most commonly known as the “feel good” hormone that causes happiness.
This study shows a correlation between people with depression and low vitamin B12 levels. The group that was given B12 showed less depressive symptoms! That means more motivation, more energy, and more skip to your step.
And as always, all of these vitamins can be added to our IV hydration therapy. The hydration will keep you going, while the vitamins will give you the boost you need to take it further and reach your fitness goals. So give us a call or request an appointment online today!