March 15, 2018

Week 3: Power of Prevention

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It is always critical to first listen to your body.  Below are some tips that can help boost immunity and prevent injury.

Antioxidants

  • Fueling with a diet that is high in antioxidants can help:
    • Prevent Muscular Damage
      • Free-radicals activity generated by exercise (normal process) can be helped by fueling with antioxidants.
    • Immunity: Can help to fight off infections.
  • Sources: Fruits & Veggies
    • spinach, broccoli, turnip greens, kale, carrots, bell peppers, asparagus, onions, sweet potatoes citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, red apples, red grapes

Adequate protein & carbohydrates

  • Protein
    • Function: Helps to repair muscle tissue and reduces muscle breakdown after exercise and supports immune function.
    • Sources: tofu, lentils, beans, lean chicken, turkey, fish, beef, eggs
  • Carbohydrates
    • Function: Helps to boost energy by replenishing stored energy, stabilize blood sugar levels and provide immediate energy.
    • Sources: Whole grains, wheat bread and pasta, brown rice, oats, fruits and vegetables

Inflammation

  • Fats:
    • Certain fats help to work as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Sources:
    • Salmons, walnuts, flaxseeds (ground), white fish.

Fuel:

  • Consistent fueling = Improved mental and physical edge.
  • Under fuelling = Decreased edge by 35-40% and increased susceptible to injury, illness and impaired performance.

Sleep

  • Quality sleep helps improve performance
    • Decision making ability
    • Learning
    • Cognition
    • Immune system
  • Focuses: Set up a good evening routine to help get your relaxed.  Try to reduce or eliminate use of electronic devices closer to bed time.

 

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