Exercise keeps our bodies and minds fit, healthy and happy. We’re not all elite athletes, but being active is important for our health by strengthening our muscles (including the heart), so that our body can perform everyday tasks with ease and fight injury and disease. Exercise also produces endorphins which make us feel happy and it helps us maintain physical and mental longevity and stamina.
Strong in body, strong in mind
Whether you’re a gym bunny, a Zumba dancer, a keen swimmer or a weekend hiker, or simply love walking your dog every day, moving briskly builds strength, keeps you healthy and releases those all-important endorphins. To exercise in the most effective way, and to avoid injuries, we need the right balance of nutrition, with a range of vitamins and minerals to keep us moving. And for those who take exercise a little more seriously, the nutrition we get through diet may not be enough. If you play team sports, or pumping iron is your thing, or you’re a marathon junkie, or you go to the gym regularly, you may need an extra nutritional boost to help your body work to the max, even if you eat a varied, healthy and balanced diet.
Goodness in a bottle
Combined with regular exercise and healthy eating, vitamins and supplements can enhance your everyday health. Vegetology’s targeted natural formula is made from carefully selected vitamins, minerals and active botanicals, to make your exercise effective, safe and fun.
Exercise: The ups & the downs
We all need to exercise, but sometimes overworking our muscles or doing things the wrong way can cause injuries. If we don’t stretch, rest and recover between workouts, repeatedly stressing the same muscles, tendons and joints can lead to tendonitis, strains and stress fractures, causing inflammation and pain, and limiting our physical activity.
Intense exercise can put strain on the joints, from knees to hips, shoulders to ankles, and when we focus on specific muscle groups by performing repetitive motions, we can create muscle imbalance, increasing the risk of injury.
Did you know?
If we exercise excessively, especially if our nutrition is inadequate, we can disrupt our hormonal balance? This can cause menstrual irregularities for women and can create bone health issues.
Which vitamins help make exercise safe and effective?
To exercise in the healthiest way, we need to consume a balance of macronutrients, antioxidants, electrolytes and vitamins. These come in the form of carbohydrates – our primary energy source; proteins, essential for muscle repair and growth and healthy fats, for energy, healthy hormone production and nutrient absorption.
The best antioxidants for combatting exercise-induced oxidative stress are vitamins C and E, and selenium supports immunity and helps neutralise free radicals.
Electrolytes, including sodium, potassium and magnesium are important for fluid balance, muscle function, and nerve signalling and can help maintain good hydration.
B vitamins, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and niacin (B3) help with energy metabolism and support the conversion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins into usable energy.
Vitamins B6 and B12 help boost red blood cell production, which helps deliver oxygen to muscles during exercise and omega 3 fatty acids offer anti-inflammatory properties.
Why Vegetology for exercise?
Our supplements are 100% vegetarian and vegan approved, free from gluten, wheat and dairy, non-GMO and are made in the UK.
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Our range of supplements help maintain energy levels, support performance, muscle repair and growth. For a great workout or simply to feel amazing when you walk around the park, reach for Vegetology’s natural and tailored range.
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