It’s official—I have registered for the Empire State Marathon in Syracuse, NY this coming October!
And with the prospect of running 26.2 miles looming large in front of me, I want to make the most of my workouts and enhance my training any way I can.
But that should ring true for anyone—you don’t have to be twisted like me and get excited about running for 4 hours.
If you are doing ANY form of exercise (and I hope you are because NOTHING is better for your health and losing or maintaining your weight!) then you’ll want to get the biggest bang for your workout buck.
Well, in addition to eating nutritious foods (more on that below), getting proper sleep and drinking enough water, another helpful idea is emerging to boost your efforts.
Probiotics—strong support for your exercise efforts!
Probiotics help support your efforts to exercise in several impressive ways:
Although exercise promotes strong immune functioning overall, particularly long or strenuous workouts can temporarily impair your body’s ability to fight off illness.
During those times probiotics can step in and help keep your immune protection in tip-top shape.
Less gas and bloating
Nothing beats probiotics when it comes to supporting smooth digestion and easing gas and bloating.
Let’s face it—gas and bloating can rear their ugly heads at the most inopportune times and really “put a damper” on your workouts. (Believe me, I’ve heard several people “blast off” during sit-ups or kicking drills at the karate dojo where I teach.)
Warm weather support
If you’re an outdoor exerciser but have trouble getting motivated on hot days, here’s some good news for you.
Australian researchers have discovered that supplementation with a multi-strain probiotic allowed runners to endure hot and humid conditions for longer than those who took a placebo.
During the four-week study, runners who supplemented with Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus strains increased the amount of time they could run in the heat before feeling fatigued.
Strong gut wall
Your gut wall was designed by Nature to be strong enough to move your wastes along and “lock up” dangerous toxins and pathogens, while at the same time porous enough to allow precious nutrients from your food to get into your bloodstream.
But when your intestinal wall becomes TOO permeable-- known as leaky gut—dangerous toxins and microbes can get into your bloodstream and stir up inflammation.
Inflammation can manifest itself in many ways including arthritis, migraines, muscle aches and low back pain—all conditions that can put a damper on your ability to exercise!
Probiotics support a healthy, strong gut wall that helps deliver the nutrients you desperately need while keeping inflammation-causing harmful pathogens out.
Get boosting your workouts now!
With all the overall health benefits that probiotics can give, and now with the additional help they can provide with your workout efforts, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’ve got a good supply of these helpful little microbes.
Although fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt and buttermilk can help, the best way to ensure you’ve got a strong population of friendly bacteria is to take a multi-strain probiotic formula like Super Shield.
Super Shield contains strains from the Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus species which was the combination that was shown in the study I mentioned above that helped the Australian runners endure hot weather.
Plus each probiotic strain has its own specialty in how it supports your health, so a full-spectrum variety like Super Shield’s 13 strains is truly the way to go.
Don’t stop there—have the right diet and efficient digestion too!
Even though probiotics can go a long way in boosting your workouts, you’ve also got to make sure you are taking in needed nutrients to begin with, and that your body is digesting everything completely so you can use them!
And if I just made you roll your eyes or you have visions of existing on celery and water, you couldn’t be more wrong.
First of all, eating nutritious real foods is not optional. Your body is meant to be nourished by meats, poultry, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats.
And the good news is my Great Taste No Pain health system will show you how to prepare these good-for-you foods in easy, delicious ways! Plus you’ll learn how to pair foods together to promote better digestion and less gas, bloating and constipation! (Just think—no more embarrassing moments at the gym!)
Now, if you’re someone who is over 50, prone to acid reflux, you take acid reducers or you’ve had gastric or gallbladder surgery, you might need a little boost in the digestive enzyme department, because all of these factors can impair your body’s ability to produce enough enzymes for digestion.
If that sounds like you, then the help you need is with our very own Digestizol Max enzyme formula!
Digestizol Max contains a perfect blend of 15 plant-based enzymes (so it’s right for both vegetarians and meat-eaters) that will go to work immediately to help your body break down virtually anything you can eat!
When you help support the work of your body’s enzymes, your foods can be broken down more completely like they should be…
And that means less heartburn and indigestion for you, as well as better nutrient absorption!
Keep me posted!
If you have become inspired to begin an exercise program for your New Year’s resolution, congratulations! Just be sure to get your doctor’s OK first.
And please me posted on how you’re doing! I’d love to hear from you.
To your health,