Written by: Liza Knill, Wellness Communications Intern, B.Sc. NANS
Part 2 of our blog series Achieve Your 2020 goals touched on sustainability and Amazon Rainforest preservation, two of our core values here at Inner Glow Superfoods (check it out here). Part 3, however, will shift focus and center on helping you achieve your 2020 fitness goals. Dive into this blog to figure out how açaí can help you prevent exercise burnout!
Part 3 - For the fitness enthusiast
Is it your 2020 goal to get moving? Get to the gym? Or get outside? If so, replenishing your muscles is very important. To build strength, however, you have to induce stress on your body, which can cause soreness and inflammation. The good news is that this does not need to stop you.
Anti-inflammatory antioxidants can help to reduce your muscle inflammation and shorten your recovery period. Here is how it works; antioxidants quench free radicals in the body, thus preventing subsequent events that can lead to inflammation. Certain foods, like blueberries, spinach, and our favorite, açaí, are naturally rich in this micronutrient. I suggest throwing together a tasty post-workout açaí bowl to optimize your recovery!
How you fuel your body can make or break your energy for the day. That is why prioritizing what you eat is equally as crucial to exercise. After working up a sweat, it is vital to choose foods that are refreshing and nutritious, allowing you to cool off and replenish your muscles. With frozen unsweetened açaí, this sugar-free fruit checks all the boxes. Blend it up, add some toppings, and go!
In the end, fitness is all about listening to your body and doing what feels right. When you are inactive, you go for a walk; when you are tired, you sleep; when you are stiff, you stretch. So, next time, when you are sore, choose foods that benefit your recovery.
This year, your resolutions don't have to dwindle away due to burnout. Antioxidant-rich foods like açaí can help you recover faster and benefit your body in many other ways.
Blog Series - Final Tip: There is no time like the present. You don't have to wait for a new year...or a new decade to try something new!
Use this time as an opportunity to reset and refresh. Set your life with intention and be open to change. This is your chance to challenge yourself and nourish your body. With all the benefits of açaí, there is no question as to why it is so popular. Incorporate this fruit into your routine today and watch your goals flourish!
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