Make Work Outs Work for You – Exercise & Nutrition Tips from Island Healthworks


Exercise is Important to your Health, but Pursue Balance & Moderation!

Human beings developed the ability to handle extensive physical activity due to traditional lifestyles that included strenuous requirements to gather food and survive in challenging environments.

In modern society, day to day physical pressures are often reduced, but the need for physical activity remains the same, whether you have a physical job or not! We are quite literally built for work too, and we suffer without it.

Disease provoking conditions, including inflammation, body acidity, and low circulation, may be associated with insufficient exercise. Other effects include predisposition to spinal misalignment, poor posture, and decreased energy and mental clarity. All too often, people alternate between insufficient exercise and overly intensive physical regimes, often without the required nutritional support.

At Island Healthworks, we would like to promote a more balanced approach to exercise and "working out" that considers the benefits of finding a middle ground between inactivity and overexertion in your work and leisure time. A weekend warrior approach to exercise and workouts is not ideal. We also recommend a range of exercise types and a selection that is suited to your build and metabolism.

The body needs proper support in order to handle increased nutrient demands and loss of vital minerals associated with increased sweating and body fluid movement. As you increase exercise, it is even more important to ensure you fuel the body properly with organic and inorganic nutrients. Mineral supplementation may be helpful. Magnesium Malate is used to support healthy muscle, bone, and connective tissue development by natural health care practitioners.

Alpha 3 CMP Marine Phytoplankton contains a uniquely bioavailable form of planktonic nutrients with great diversity and abundance of beneficial ingredients. You may find the organic nutrients and mineral nutrients to be desirable in potentially enhancing endurance, energy, and tissue strength.

Without sufficient mineral intake, medical conditions may become exacerbated by exercise. Excessive exercise, combined with harsh environmental conditions and improper nutrient intake, has proven fatal on more than one occasion! Detoxification is a benefit of increased lymphatic function, but excessive exercise may overwhelm detox pathways. This is one more reason why a gradual approach is best.

In addition to building muscle, it is essential that you support connective tissue development and the skeletal structure. 

Collagen contains hydrolyzed amino acid proteins that may help support the development and rebuilding of muscles, ligaments, and tendons through nutritional means. It is best to avoid excessive jogging on hard surfaces or exposure to extremes of temperature while working out or engaging in sports. Proper stretching and warm-ups limit the potential for damage, along with a diversity of exercise types.

Omega 3 fatty acids support brain and nervous system function and a vast range of body tissues. 

Rejuvenaid supports cardiovascular health and supplies nitric oxide forming chemicals. Rejuvenaid may reduce cardiovascular strain and enhance workout capacity. 

Gotu Kola is believed to support increased blood flow and may be recommended as a mental and physical herbal tonic for exercise. Island Healthworks recommends the use of Quality Controlled Herbs and Supplements.

To learn more, contact Yvonne! Yvonne Dollard Perc offers phone consultations where she will develop an individualized health care program and lifestyle plan tailored to your specific needs through a personal health and lifestyle analysis.

Yvonne Dollard Perc offers in-person and virtual consultations, health and lifestyle coaching, and the best of integrative natural health care. To book your consultation, please call 250-468-7685!

This article is intended for educational purposes and the information contained within is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health problem. Please seek appropriate medical attention for any health complaints. We cannot take responsibility for your health care decisions. Our intent is only to offer health information to help you with your search for better health. 

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Tuesday, 20 April 2021