Exercising regularly improves both mental and physical health. Together with the benefits, doing sports puts a strain on the body, especially with advancing age. Therefore, it is important to take care of it through good nutrition and, if necessary, proper integration.
It is scientifically proven that exercise allows the whole body to remain healthy and efficient. The trained muscles maintain correct posture and avoid pathologies to the spine; the metabolism and the ratio between lean and fat mass improve, normalizing blood lipid levels; lung capacity and elasticity increase thanks to the greater demand for oxygenation; the contractile capacity of the heart becomes more efficient and the blood vessels more elastic and resistant. In addition, doing sports leads to a decrease in cortisol levels (stress hormone, anxiety, and depression) and the release of hormones (serotonin and endorphins) which produce states of euphoria and mental well-being.
However, exercising (especially aerobic) also leads to an increase in the production of oxygen free radicals. Our body is able to eliminate these highly harmful molecules, but the efficiency of endogenous antioxidant systems decreases with advancing age. So, to help the body to combat oxidative stress and increase the energies that naturally decrease over the years, it is possible to complement a healthy and balanced diet with nutraceuticals and food supplements that contain natural active ingredients for pro-energetic and antioxidant purposes, such as:
- Creatine, which increases physical performance in case of repetitive, high-intensity and short-duration activities and can strengthen the effect of resistance training on muscle strength in adults over 55 years of age;
- Vitamin B6, which contributes to normal energy, protein and glycogen metabolism, to the normal functioning of the nervous system, and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue;
- Magnesium, which contributes to electrolyte balance, normal energy metabolism, normal muscle function, and normal protein synthesis. Especially in the warm months, it is necessary to replenish the loss of minerals important for the muscle, using highly bioavailable forms such as sucrosomal magnesium which, thanks to a patented technology, easily enters the bloodstream and muscle cells.
Exercise causes inflammation, which is necessary to repair and regenerate tissues after training, but which, if it becomes excessive, creates scar tissue and an increased risk of injury. In case of localized pain, lumbosciatalgie or arthrosis, to maintain the well-being of bones, muscles and joints, we can find help in natural active ingredients with an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action, such as Omega3, in particular EPA and DHA, which contribute to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels, normal blood pressure and cardiac function.
In conclusion, the claim that regular exercise improves both mental and physical health is now accepted. In fact, the practice of constant training is considered a real preventive therapy by the World Health Organization. Together with the benefits, doing sports puts a strain on the body, especially with advancing age. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of it through good nutrition and proper integration.