Another great thing, which you can combat whilst at home, is your supplement intake. You certainly don’t have to hit the gym every night in order to benefit from some of the great supplements available out there.
No matter what your exercise or health goals, there are supplements available to help assist your fitness or health journey.
Lets take a look at 5 of the best supplements out there…
Glutamine is a popular supplement amongst those who like to workout from home. Glutamine is a type of amino acid, which is commonly found in your muscles. Over 6% of skeletal muscle is glutamine. Sometimes during of after strenuous physical activity your body’s glutamine levels are greatly depleted which can decrease your stamina and strength and your recovery. Taking a glutamine supplement can play a vital role in protein synthesis minimizing the breakdown of muscle fibres and improve protein metabolism.
Often referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ due to the fact it’s produced by the body in response to sunlight. Vitamin D has a number of important functions including the regulation of the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and also the facilitating of normal immune system function. Vitamin D also helps to fight off those pesky diseases.
Vitamin C can be a supplement enjoyed by the whole family. It’s a very popular supplement with men women and children alike choosing all the different varieties available. We cannot actually store vitamin C in the body, which makes it vital to obtain it from our daily diet. Vitamin C has been known to assist in the growth of tissue and bone and the repairing process. Vitamin C can also help the body absorb mineral irons and is one of many popular antioxidants.
Most of us in our every day diets don’t seem to get enough omega-3 fats. The benefits of omega-3s are almost endless; they can help prevent the growth of cancerous cells and lower the amount of harmful cholesterol in the blood, which can clog up your arteries. They can also help with inflamed joints such as arthritis.
Whey protein is a particular favourite here at Home Gym Junkie. This is because everyone can reap the benefits of having a delicious protein shake in their favourite flavour. Protein shakes can give you an instant boost of protein your body craves after exercise or as a meal replacement building your muscles and making you feel satisfyingly full.
Supplements should always be taken as part of a healthy balanced diet and never to replace how they are naturally consumed.
Which supplements are you taking and why? We’d love to hear what you swear by so please comment below.