Spring is in full swing, and it’s finally time to shift your focus from the treadmills and stationary bikes to your favorite outdoor exercise options! As tempting as it is to lace up those new shoes and refill those bike tires, there are some things to keep in mind to make the transition outside while staying healthy and avoiding injury. We’ve paired our favorite spring exercises with their must-have Isotonix supplements below:
Yes, there are stationary bikes in nearly every gym but they just don’t compare to the real thing! Dust off your bike, bring the family, and get a great workout! Whether you’re just getting started or have been counting down the days, it’s important to remember that your body is going to need some time to adjust to the difference in terrain. Stationary bikes offer a controlled terrain where your joints aren’t dealing with the dips and bumps that you find on trails, sidewalks, and roads. To prevent injury, it’s important to take it slow as you adjust to the new setting! Keeping those poor joints in mind, Prime Joint Support Formula by Isotonix® is a great supplement to have on-hand!
As the only product on the market delivering glucosamine*, Pycnogenol ® and hyaluronic acid in isotonic form, the winning combination of proven ingredients in Prime Joint Support helps maintain optimal joint health and flexibility! By reducing inflammation and supporting healthy levels of COX-2 and 5-LOX, you can wake that joint pain goodbye!
Running, Hiking, + Walking
If you love hitting the pavement, you know that the HGTV reruns can only distract you from the treadmill for so long before you’re itching to get back out there! One common mistake runners and walkers make as they transition, however, is letting their excitement lead to jumping back into the deep end rather than gradually coming back. Like biking, the indoor version of the workout offers a stable and consistent terrain. It’s simply much harder on your body to handle the dips, stride changes, stop-and-go, and impact on your body that hasn’t been an issue all winter!
You can reduce your chances of injury by only doing your short runs and walks outside first, then gradually transitioning longer distance workouts outdoors as you re-establish your foundation. It’s also important for those who may be injury prone to remember to maintain their strength training throughout the transition! All of this chance and exercise can take a toll on your muscles, joints, and immune system, so supporting these parts of your body are key for a healthy season. A great option is Isotonix® Bromelain Plus! This supplement works with the body’s own repair system, promoting the normal healing process as your body’s tissue recovers and repairs.
Don’t let the pretty flowers fool you – maintaining a garden takes a lot of time and hard work! Planting new flowers, fruits, veggies, and even trees is a great way to get outdoors and get yourself moving. The bigger the plot, the better! A common problem even for those with the greenest of thumbs is dealing with seasonal allergies. Thankfully, you can do a few things to give your immune system a boost! Cleaning up/rinsing off after you come inside can help get rid of excess allergens and keep them from invading your home. Wearing gloves, and long-sleeved garments can also help limit exposure. Of course, you can’t avoid it all being outside, so Isotonix® Immune is a great supplement to have on-hand!
Isotonix Immune is designed to promote the beneficial activity of your body’s own immune cells, keeping them primed for response. It’s just what your body needs for spring! With its combination of immune-boosting ingredients — including the clinically-studied Wellmune® — and the unique delivery system, this product not only provides maximum absorption, it also primes the natural immune response. One capful a day makes it that much easier to stay active, strong and healthy.
Sadly, there isn’t a winter sport that checks off all of the boxes for our tennis players! More so than the rest of us, these quick-moving athletes have been patiently waiting for the weather to warm up so they can get back to building + improving with the rest of us! After a full season of cross-training, tennis players might need to ease back into the swing of things just a little more gradually than the rest of us, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little help!
Isotonix Essentials™ Turn Up is perfect for these players for more reason than one! Not only does the unique formula increase energy, but it also helps improve mental acuity and promotes cognitive health to keep your mind sharp throughout the match! This unique energy supplement offers a synergistic blend of ingredients to boost energy in the body and the mind to keep you on your toes without the dreaded crash. Plus, the convenient stick packs make them perfect for tucking into your gym bag!
What are your Isotonix must-haves for spring workouts?
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