Our NUCCA care can help keep your body in balance, so that you can focus better, react faster, and move more precisely.
Athletes take their physical performance very seriously. But many are unaware of what their body needs to reach their goals. All too often, athletes push themselves too hard on the field or in the gym to try to stay in peak condition.
Our NUCCA care and extremity work can help athletes reach and remain at the top of their game. We will check you regularly for misalignments of your spine and adjust those misalignments when necessary so that your body stays in balance.
Your body is a finely tuned instrument. When you keep your body in balance, you can:
When it comes to building strength and endurance, or just maintaining a fit body, consistency is key. That means eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, staying hydrated, and following a regular workout schedule.
Here are three key places to focus if you want to increase your lean muscle mass or take your favorite sport to the next level.
Your body is about 60 percent water. So staying hydrated is very important to your health. It is even more important when you work out. Getting hydrated before a workout removes waste, regulates your temperature, lubricates your joints, protects your spinal cord, and moves nutrients through your body, giving you energy. Without proper hydration before you work out, you may fatigue, cramp, get dizzy, or worse.
Protein is another vital component for optimal performance. Proteins are large complex molecules made up of hundreds or thousands of smaller units called amino acids. We get protein from food so that we can build and maintain bone, muscle, and skin. It is crucial for you to consume enough protein to repair muscle after strenuous workouts and to consume even more to make gains in muscle mass and performance.
Equally important are amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They play key roles in our body, as a large proportion of our cells, muscle, and tissue are made up of amino acids. There are 20 amino acids in your body’s proteins. Nine of these are essential amino acids, meaning that your cells cannot manufacture them and must receive them from your food or from supplements.
Dr. Salminen recommends Designs for Health for most of your supplement needs.