Long term health and peak fitness: incompatible?
For a long time and until recently, this may have been considered true. With little variety in the sports supplements sector, it was difficult to see past synthetic ingredients and nutrient-void maltodextrin. But today things are changing and everyone stands to benefit, from the Sunday jogger to the Olympic athlete.
As an ex-professional swimmer I’ve seen elite athletes try to make incremental performance gains by using synthetic-based supplements, only to later on that same day fill their bellies with deep fried battered fish and chips (admittedly, I was based in Scotland). They put in the hard work in training and thought they were at their best. Is this really the way to get the best out of your body? I don’t think so. And deep down, I don’t think they did either.
The thing about eating well and being fit, is that you only know how good it feels once you are doing both. Luckily, it’s become easier than ever to do exactly that. London is full to the brim with amazing gyms, climbing centres, workout classes, outdoor group classes, pilates and spin studios… We are surrounded by beautiful parks where anyone can take a jog, and can even take a dip in an outdoor lido (as we do at Motion Nutrition). Exercise really is accessible to all.
And what about eating well? That too, is easier than ever. Fresh, organic convenience food and a shot of wheatgrass juice can be picked up as easily as a burger and cola, just hit up Wholefoods or Planet Organic. Superfoods, full of vitality and energy, are easy to spot. At Motion Nutrition we’ve conveniently blended these superfoods into user-friendly sports supplements that will help you with your workouts.
So all that’s left for you to do is take the plunge. Eat fresh. Get in motion. Embrace the feeling of being healthy, having a clear mind and a light body.
When considering health and fitness, I prefer a holistic approach: getting the basics right by exercising, eating well, and supplementing with organic superfoods. So, long term health and peak fitness? Not so incompatible after all.