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The Importance Of Taking Daily Supplements

The Importance Of Taking Daily Supplements

In a perfect world, you would get plenty of sleep, get your daily dose of vegetables and fruit, and get enough vitamin D from sunlight. However life gets in the way, preventing you from enjoying a good night's sleep or remembering to eat balanced meals throughout the day. In many ways, supplements are to humans as fertilizer is to plants. Give the plant adequate amounts of sunlight and water and it will survive. But, give it organic nutrient-rich fertilizer, and the plant will thrive.

For us humans, the same principle applies. A healthy balanced diet supplemented with different vitamins, nutrients, and minerals will enrich the body's internal environment to help improve your overall health. A qualified nutrition coach can help you achieve balance through healthy eating and supplements.

Fill That Nutritional Gap

Almost 90% of people do not get the recommended amount of essential nutrients from food alone.  Many of us fail to meet dietary recommendations due to many factors including lack of access to fresh produce, poor appetite/diet habits, lack of time and money to make healthy meals, and changing nutritional needs. Supplements are intended to bridge this nutritional gap so you can maintain the proper amount of nutrient density in your diet. 

Long-Distance Produce

Most of the produce you find in your grocery store gets shipped from across the country or even from around the world (especially if you live in Calgary). The vitamins in certain produce products get depleted due to the long distances travelled and long time periods of sitting in storage before arriving on your grocery store shelves. Buying local and organic produce is the best option for maximum nutrition. However, this can be difficult when you live in places like Calgary, where there are long, cold winters. Supplements will allow you to get your required nutrients without having to worry about eating enormous amounts of fruits and vegetables every day.

You Have Dietary Restrictions

If you are required to cut out certain foods from your diet, you might also be cutting out the essential nutrients that those foods provide. You have to be mindful of the nutrients your diet may lack if you have certain dietary restrictions whether it be for health or personal reasons. For example, vegans and vegetarians need to be particularly mindful about getting quality sources of iron, zinc, and B12 from other sources which may require the need for supplements. Lactose-intolerant individuals may require extra sources of calcium and Vitamin D to help keep up their daily nutrient levels.

Nutrient Absorption Declines With Age

Malabsorption becomes an issue as we age because our bodies do not have the same capabilities to break down and absorb nutrients as it once used to. Taking extra medications when you are older may also deplete essential nutrients your body requires. Supplements can help restore this balance to ensure your body is still getting the right amount of nutrients as you age. 

Exceptional Nutrition Coaching in Calgary

Just eating a healthy diet may not be enough to provide your body with essential nutrients. When you take into account the combination of poor food choices, over-processed foods, and poor farming practices, the nutrition we eat is sometimes sub-standard. Taking supplements is an essential step towards optimal health and wellness. You need essential daily nutrients to maintain good health, and supplements can help.

If you are curious about supplements or how you can implement a nutritious diet into your daily life to promote weight loss or improve your fitness, contact our team of Calgary’s best personal trainers. Our team at Jensen Fitness includes personal trainers, weight loss coaches, and nutrition coaches. To find out more about our online personal training and fitness programs and how our highly qualified personal trainers in Calgary can help you achieve incredible, safe, and sustainable results, contact us by calling 403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.

FAQs

Q: What supplements should I start taking?
A: The amount and type of supplements you take will depend on your current diet and where you live. For example, it is recommended that Calgarians take a Vitamin D supplement because of our long, cold winters. Speak with your doctor before taking supplements so they can recommend certain vitamins and minerals for your specific needs.

Q: Do I have to take supplements every day?
A: This will depend on what kind of supplements you take and how much. Typically you will take your supplements every day.

Q: How much are your personal training sessions?
A: The cost of a personal trainer will depend on how many sessions you require and how long each training session is. To learn more about Jensen Fitness personal training costs, contact our team by calling 403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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