For many of us, no matter how devoted we are to our routines, when the holidays come around we can't help having that extra slice of turkey or ham. And while rich foods help to make the season bright, they inevitably fuel the urgency of our New Year's resolutions. Now that 2014 is behind us and a bright, shiny 2015 ahead, it's time to fulfill those resolutions. But before you hit the treadmill, however, a little planning can ensure your workouts are more productive. Not All Nutrition Is The Same Most of us know that not all food is the same. Nutritionists tell us the optimal means of achieving good health and wellness is through whole food sources – that we should have a balance of fruits, vegetables, protein (lean animal or vegan), and healthy fats. Engineered foods, on the other hand, are alternative sources of nourishment either intended for times when whole food sources are unavailable, or when there is a need for strategic fuelling. For those of us serious about a training or fitness regimen, strategic food resources offer an excellent way to help achieve a balanced diet in relation to an active lifestyle. Strategic Nutrition Is Precision Nutrition Strategic food sources offer the essential nutrition your body needs specifically in regard to the needs of grueling physical activity and sports training. Some of the key advantages precision nutrition offers to those who lead an active lifestyle:
- Digestibility – precision food sources offer the most nutrition while making the processing and absorption of these nutrients easier and more efficient for the body
- Macronutrient rich – because the human body behaves very differently when active, precision food sources are able to supply the unique needs of bodies engaged in sustained activity
Precision food sources allow you to align your body's needs when engaged in the stress of serious physical activity. Marrying the ease of digestibility with the nutrients needed to go the distance, precision nutrition allows you to get the maximum in reliable energy support when you need it. Those Controversial Carbs Carbs have gotten a lot of negative publicity lately. But the truth is simple: carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient. Of all the macronutrients – protein, fat, carbs – carbohydrates have a unique and vital place in energy production. Unlike the other macronutrients, carbs can be turned into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the high energy molecule that is the basis of all muscle growth and activity, with or without the presence of oxygen. Carbs At Rest, Carbs In Motion In ordinary circumstances, the body makes us of fats and carbs to supply the energy for movement. When at rest, the mix averages about 70% fats and 30% carbs. When the body is active (reflected in an increased heart rate), the intake of carbohydrates increases. During high-intensity exercise, the body uses almost 100% carbs to produce ATP. As you get ready to hit the gym this January, understanding the way your metabolism responds to the demands you make on it is critical to ensuring its optimal performance. Promax understands that precision nutrition is the key to getting the most from your workout. Available in a wide array of flavors, each bar delivers complete protein – free of gluten and artificial sweeteners. Promax: precision nutrition for every active lifestyle.