Supplement companies across the world have made billions of dollars selling vitamins, minerals and anything else you can think of… But are they really all beneficial for you?
Supplements can be useful for people who struggle to get everything they need from a well-balanced diet, which I always encourage first and foremost to all my clients. Supplements should complement a healthy-eating plan, not replace it or just erase your dietary sins. Adding the correct supplements can help your body function better and more efficiently, slow down the aging process, help your body repair quickly and handle stress better.
People take supplements because of what they’ve read in a magazine, seen on TV advertisements, or heard someone talk about in the gym locker room, but unfortunately most people don’t totally understand why they’re taking them in the first place. There are a lot of products out there full of chemicals that aren’t great for the body, and they could actually be doing more harm than good.
Always consult your healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis of any deficiencies and a qualified recommendation. For basic supplementation I would recommend a multi vitamin, multi mineral and probiotic.
The journey to health and fitness starts from the inside out. Know what your goals are, why you’re taking a certain supplement and, most importantly, how it affects your body. Take supplements the right way and they will give you a helping hand on your way to finding a healthier you!
Mark Moon is a holistic fitness and wellbeing coach with over 20 years experience educating people on the importance of a balanced and sustainable approach to their health and lifestyle. His philosophy is to teach people to think long term and big picture about how they want their life to look, and uses modalities such as strength training, yoga and life coaching to help them create it.
As a dynamic and down-to-earth trainer, Mark believes there are three key areas to sustainable fitness: MINDSET – NUTRITION – MOVEMENT – and when optimized, there’s no limit to the personal, professional and wider life goals you can achieve.
You can join Mark’s online fitness and yoga classes, or find him teaching in numerous Sydney-based health clubs including Body Mind Life, The Space Yoga Studio, Flow Athletic, Crunch Fitness and Fitness First.
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