If, like us here at GLAMOUR HQ, you're constantly seeking ways to better your health, the latest wellness trend will certainly appeal. According to Victoria's Secret trainer and wellness expert, Russ Bateman, found of SBC, we should all be paying attention to 'body proofing'.
Rather than solely focusing on just your diet and exercise regime, body proofing is a multi-faceted approach to wellness that incorporates diet, exercise and, crucially, proper supplementation. "Unless your diet is packed with superfoods and you supplement with the right nutrients, you will never reach your optimal potential," explains Russ.
So how can everyone adopt the concept and make sure they're supplementing correctly? Over to Russ.
Body proofing starts with proof
Russ says you should stop throwing your money down the drain with supplements that aren’t proven. "Take a look at the back of your supplement packet. If an ingredient isn’t patented, the chances are it’s not proven. And if it’s not been proven, the chances are that it won’t work," he said. Patented ingredients like those in LYMA (Russ' supplement) aren’t cheap, but at least you can be sure they will deliver real benefits instead of nothing more than hope.
According to News Medical, Nutraceuticals is a 'broad umbrella term that is used to describe any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods.'
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And that's exactly Russ' approach. His own supplement - a clean and effective formula that's the first to incorporate seven patented ingredients, dosed at proven levels, with up to four times greater absorption levels than generic supplements - took years of research by Oxford scientists to create. He believes that all supplements should offer a beauty boost, anti-inflammatory effects and brain-enhancing nootropics.
He said: "My clients include Victoria’s Secret Angels, Hollywood actresses and women at the top of their game who lead crazy schedules and rely on next level nutrition to keep on top form. Your body is going to be around a lot longer than an expensive handbag, and a supplement is a daily investment in your health, beauty and wellbeing you should be making."
Count nutritional value, not calories
I always recommend my clients centre their diet around DIM (Diindolylmethane) boosting foods, such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale which help the body to function. Water sounds obvious, but it still astounds me how many of us are dehydrated. Your body should account for just over half your total body weight, and this will only happen if you make water part of your every waking hour. I tell my clients to carry two litre bottles and ensure they’re always full. This way they can double up as weights to keep your arms in shape when you’re on the go.
[Via GLAMOUR UK]