Finding Balance in Your Work Outs
In today’s world, we are busy with work, family and personal fitness – seems like we are constantly on the go. Instead of piling more obligations into your life, take the time to slow down and find balance. At Wildcraft medicine, we believe that the key to Sports Nutrition and Medicine in La Jolla San Diego starts with finding “balance” in your busy life.
For people who work hard and exercise hard, it’s important to support yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically. Athletic consultants agree, “The key is to have balance” because balance prevents burn out and allows your body to recover. Exercise is good for you: it burns calories, increases cardiovascular health, and releases endorphins which make you feel good. But too much exercise becomes a source of stress and it will decrease your well-being and overall performance.
Adrenal Support Prevents Fatigue
Adrenal glands (located just above the kidneys) can release cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone and it is one of the first things to spike when you are worn-down. Cortisol is attributed to tiredness, poor sleep, decrease in immunity, and a slew of other negative effects. You can support your adrenal glands by giving them the correct nutrients and herbs. A healthy adrenal system results in higher energy and lower burn-out symptoms.
Sports Nutrition, Medicine, and Health
In addition to the adrenal system, there are other bodily systems which need to work well in order for an athlete to have maximum performance. Wildcraft Medicine can perform an analysis on the thyroids, the sex hormones (which affect muscle & fat content), gut metabolism, cardiovascular and circulatory health, and your current level of inflammation (which negatively impacts recovery).
Diet is very important for athletes – no surprise here. We will devise nutritional plans to ensure that your calorie intake is sufficient for your athletic goals. We will also consider your protein and fat intake and confirm that they are acquired from clean food sources. If you have any nutritional deficiencies, we will find those too. The gathered information will allow us to custom design a supplemental and diet plan that addresses your needs. Call us to learn more about Sports Nutrition and Medicine in La Jolla San Diego!