Carbohydrates = Instant Fuel
All activities use fuel, which is measured in calories and often referred to as energy. Unfortunately many of us leave the house on a
half-full tank or even less. In order to run effectively, it is important to make sure that our fuel tanks are properly filled. Our
immediate fuel tanks are our muscles. The quick burning fuels our bodies use are carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, rice, vegetables, fruit and
sugar. When we eat carbohydrates they are converted in the body and stored as muscle glycogen-this filling up the fuel tank.
DO: Drink a Formula 1
also be mixed with diluted fruit juice 30 minutes before exercise. This provides immediate fuel in the muscles (muscle glycogen).
L-Glutamine supports muscle growth and immune function.
Fats in our food are stored in the long distance fuel tanks: our fat cells. We tap into these reserve fuel tanks when we participate in endurance
DO: Use Herbalife's full line of nutritional products including Formula 2 Vitamin
–Mineral & Herbal tablets and Cell Activator to ensure your giving your
body optimal nutrition. Optimal nutrition sets Herbalife products apart from all the other programmes. And this approach to nutrition is
based on the time-honoured principle of balance. By making use of three major technologies –good science, micronutrient supplementation and
herbal science-many of Herbalife's products work synergistically with each other to help you increase the absorption of the nutrients in
your food. In the process, this critical balance of nutrients and herbs helps to optimise your ability to digest food properly, further
assuring that nutrition reaches the cellular level
- Caffeine is well known for enhancing sporting performance.
Lift Off Energy
Drink -With an exclusive
energy blend of taurine, guarana, caffeine, Liftoff™ fights fatigue.
Popular just before
for improving athletic performance. That
is getting oxygen to the muscle more quickly. Take 1-2 spoons in water. New
study showing the
of L-Arginine and Antioxidants for sports
During training, competition and your workout, drink fluid at least every 5 minutes.
Small doses of caffeine helps the body in exercise.
Improves endurance and helps combat the tiredness associated with
Keep in mind that our window of opportunity for maximum-potential glycogen replenishment occurs within the first 30 mins after exercise.
This simply means that we have a 30 minute WINDOW when our fuel tanks-our muscles-are most receptive towards being refilled.
Protein = Repair
After exercise, we should also take in high quality protein. Every activity in life damages muscle cells; the more strenuous the activity or the
exercise, the more damage that occurs. Adequate, high quality protein assists muscle cells in repairing themselves.
DO: Immediately after exercise drink a Formula 1
shake mixed up with fruit juice –start filling those fuel tanks! Continue refuelling after exercise with carbohydrate foods.
Formula 1 mixed with a protein-rich beverage or food (milk or yoghurt). Add
of Protein Supplement Powder for extra protein benefits.
Research suggest that antioxidants nutrients assist in reducing recovery time by helping the body combat free –radical damage.
Athletes create large amounts of free radicals in several ways. One way is by simply breathing in far more oxygen than a
non-active person does. By minimising free–radical production, the athlete can potentially reduce the amount of recovery time needed between
events. Reducing free –radical damage may:
1. speed up lactic acid removal mechanisms
2. reduce muscle-fibril degradation
3. increase glycogen resynthesis
The bottom line is that an athlete may feel less soreness, stiffness and fatigue. This may lead to more time for practice and
playing the sport. A variety of antioxidants enhance the body’s recovery and regenerate each other to sustain the body’s antioxidant
DO: Take Herbalife's antioxidant products such as Hydrate. Also Rose Ox (immune system). The body has to perform
optimally when in a state of good nutritional health. As active people, we must take a proactive approach toward our nutritional intake so that we have high quality fuel available
and the energy necessary to sustain our desired levels of activity, exercise and competition.
DO: Take Herbalifeline, which
provides abundant Omega –3 fatty acids that help support your heart and circulation.
Remember, during warm-ups and after exercise has finished, it is vital to stretch and cool down to assist in the recovery and
Herbalife's products can be used by those who simply go to the gym or by those who train and compete seriously. For all levels of
active people, Herbalife can be used to fuel, refuel, repair and help with recovery.