Improving Sports Performance with Naturopathic Medicine

 

Improving Sports Performance with Naturopathic Medicine

 Whether you want to finish your first half-marathon, or to have a personal best performance, naturopathic medicine can help you achieve your goals. Professional athletes know that it takes more than exercising to excel in sport. This is where naturopathic medicine can help your performance in 3 ways:

  • Optimizing recovery
  • Individualizing a nutrition plan
  • Addressing underlying medical concerns.

Recovery

Recovery is vital because every time you exercise, you place a stress onto your body. Your body responds to this stress by becoming stronger and faster. Without proper recovery, your body will not have the ability to react to the training that you do. The result is that you may actually be doing more work, with less benefit than if you were properly recovered. Naturopathic medicine can help you recover by optimizing your sleep and helping you choose the right foods to support your body through training.

Sports Nutrition

Nutrition is important because what you eat fuels your workout and can enhance your recovery. Did you know that your body has different requirements if you are trying to gain muscle, lose weight or fuel long workouts? Your body even has different dietary requirements during the off-season. Naturopathic medicine can help you form a nutrition plan that is specific to your training goals and based on real food. Nutritional supplementation can play a role in your nutrition plan, but plans are always based around real food first.

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Addressing your health concerns

Your health status can play a major factor in sports performance. Frequent colds, poor digestion and low energy status are common concerns that many athletes have. Menstrual irregularities, low moods and poor concentration are other common concerns. Naturopathic medicine understands the connection between health and performance, and can help to ensure you have the physical ability to continue pursuing your athletic goals.

Naturopathic Medicine Can Help

There are many reasons why people exercise. Some are seeking medal performances, some are looking to improve their health, while others are simply just out having fun. Whatever goals you may have in sport, naturopathic medicine can help you to achieve them. Make an appointment with Dr. Halldorson at Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic today to see how naturopathic medicine can help optimize your sports performance.

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