Boost Your Immunity The Smart Way Through Exercise And aminoVITAL
If getting stronger in your workouts is the goal and your overall immunity is your priority now, check this out!
Recent news about ways to combat certain diseases like the common colds and flu have started making it to everyone's reading lists, and with so much new information popping out everyday regarding the matter, it can leave us confused or often times still misinformed. We’re asked to prioritize sleep, proper hygiene and doubling up on healthy greens and fruits. Aside from your daily jam-packed itinerary, it already feels like so much work to have to track.
In addition to that, regular exercise also contributes greatly in making our immunity stronger. In theory, it’s not a problem to squeeze in a few minutes of exercise in the morning or after work, but in reality, especially since most of us have been struggling to workout, a lot of the physical activity becomes a chore, or an added 'thing to do'.
When days just keep getting shorter and nights in the city keep getting colder, it becomes so much easier to just hibernate under our blankets, binge-watch streaming movies or shows until we have to panic for a 'bikini body' again. Don’t get us wrong, getting regular and moderate exercise reduces the risk of acquiring infection compared to those who choose to stick to a sedentary lifestyle, but prolonged exercise without proper recovery may also increase infection risk. So how exactly should we approach this cyclical dilemma?
The answer is simple: there is no other way but to go through it the smart way. You need to replenish your body during and after your workout routine, and we’re not just talking about getting the right fuel from your pre- and post-workout meals, but including the right intra-workout drink in your arsenal! Water is a great source for rehydration but many of us still require more nutrients that play a vital role in our bodies’ performance, optimal health and recovery.
Nutrients like sodium, magnesium and essential amino acids that are supplied by water but not enough to recharge our bodies the way it’s meant to. You may be wondering what these essential amino acids are and just exactly why are they “essential”? These types of amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that make up the overall structure of the body but ironically, it can’t be simply reproduced by the body alone unlike sodium, magnesium and the like.
And since we mentioned we need to be smart about what we put in our bodies so we can reap the rewards after (like getting a good workout in without losing much nutrients, for instance) you might want to consider taking in fluids and supplements that offer what the body requires.
aminoVITAL, which is Ajinomoto’s newest sports nutrition brand—a jelly-based drink that contains 3,000mg of amino acids, including BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acid). The same amino acids that preserve your muscle and fight protein breakdown during strenuous activities and exercise. It helps reduce fatigue and muscle loss so you can work out harder and longer.
Following its support to the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) officially launched aminoVITAL last November and further strengthened their campaign to promote wellness, nutrition, and active lifestyles for all sectors of Filipino society at the kick off of its “aminoVITAL Sports Series” last January 30 at Pretty Huge Obstacles in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Powered by aminoVITAL, Ajinomoto aims to promote different sports activities and active lifestyle among Filipinos through the Sports Series which will highlight endurance sports. Starting with Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), the members of the Philippine National Obstacles Course Racing (OCR) Team, who collected 10 medals (6 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze) at the 30th SEA Games, showcased their skills and strengths in a relay race.
This drink not only addresses the issue on replenishing energy and water loss during workout, but also improves overall strength and lowers your cortisol level. Cortisol, yes, your stress hormone, which can also get in the way of muscle production. If you’re not noticing any sexy curves and cuts in your target areas yet even if you’re already working out everyday, this stress hormone is most likely culprit.
So if you take aminoVITAL, you are closer to your body goal and it puts the level of stress hormone in check. Another reason why we consider taking aminoVITAL is the fact that it also fights delayed onset muscle syndrome or DOMS which can be problematic if you’re trying to recover and outplay a plateau. You see, if you experience DOMS, you feel bodily aches and muscle pains which hinders better performance on your next workout, not to mention the easy excuse you can give to miss another workout. Simply put, aminoVITAL keeps you going—the more you do, the closer you are to your goal of having a healthy, fit body and stronger immunity. aminoVITAL is convenient and portable. Simply consume aminoVITAL 30-minutes before any workout activity and allow yourself to reach heights of physical accomplishments.
If getting stronger in your workouts is the goal and your overall immunity is your priority now, aminoVITAL offers the extra boost sometimes water just can’t give us enough of. So next time you start thinking about skipping a good sweat session because “your body is not up for it” or “it’s too cold outside”, think about the many benefits your body will get if you just go through it the smart, strategic way. With a little help from the right source, of course.
aminoVITAL® is now available on LazMart on Lazada, and selected Chris Sports branches at just PHP 100.00 per pack.