Not long now to the summer vacations and yet there is still just enough time if you really work at it to get yourself feeling and looking fitter for being on the beach or by the hotel pool. For many of us a part of getting fit is to adopt a new diet regime , which can leave us lacking in some vital health and vitamin supplements. So the following is to help you to decide which supplements for fitness you might need and why they are important to you.
Although you should you following a balanced diet some of us can be quite fussy in what we will and won’t eat, so making sure you’re getting all of the basic vitamins and minerals essential for a fit and healthy body is an absolute priority. Look for a combined one-pill-a-day multivitamin and mineral supplement that will ensure you’re getting the daily recommended minimum dosages of all those essential vitamins and minerals to keep your body in top condition. Keep in mind that whilst your body will absorb and retain some minerals and vitamins it will also flush others out of your body. Fish oils contain what are referred to as essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce the risk of heart disease and help to keep your joints working as they have an anti-inflammatory quality – all of which can be important when increasing your exercise regime to get fit. Look for a fish oil supplement, probably in the form of a capsule, that will deliver 1000mg of EPA/EHA daily.
If you’re looking for a little help to lose more weight or gain some muscle – then consider the following health supplements. One way to lose weight is to burn more calories and, apart from going to the gym more, that means upping your metabolism. The health supplement green tea is a great anti-oxidant helping to fight off all those free radicals in your body and will also give you more energy throughout the day to burn off more calories all day long. There are several proprietary fat burners to take as well but CLA, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, supplement will not only supplement your body’s natural fat burning ability but can also help you to develop a lean muscle mass. Regarding muscles – whey protein taken immediately after exercise will promote muscle growth as too will a Creatine Monohydrate supplement. Finally, if eating a lot of meat isn’t you – then use a meal replacement protein shake to get the right level of protein intake for good muscle development.