This is the time of year when most people are facing a bit of a conundrum (love that word!). A likely New Year resolution is to get fit, start exercising more or loose weight, but at the same time, the weather doesn’t exactly tempt you to jumping out of the car and cycling to work instead. Nor does it make you feel like a stroll round the block instead of watching Eastenders.
You may already be well into riding/running/swimming or doing any other sport, or you may just be thinking about starting. Whatever level you are at, your energy levels, recovery periods, resistance to injury and ability to heal after injury as well as overall performance can be improved. No matter where you are right now, there is always room to get faster, further, higher or lower (if you happen to be a diver perhaps!). But thinking in purely ‘energy’ terms just isn’t enough. If you give your body just energy, then it only has energy, and nothing more. Nothing to use to repair injuries. Nothing to help clear out the lactic acid or other waste products that exercise naturally produces. Nothing to protect your cells etc from the damage that occurs.