Sports Nutrition is a very promising area in the science of nutrition and has been gaining more and more market throughout the world.
But what attracts this public that seeks sports nutrition as an ally?
In sports nutrition, the focus is always on maximizing the performance of the individual who practices physical activity, whether competitive or not, so the first step to be achieved is the improvement of the person's physical conditioning, followed by an increase in muscle mass and finally not least, the prevention of muscle injuries that are responsible for recovery after physical exercise.
One of the most important muscle injury prevention techniques we have today is sports massage that can be done before and after physical activity and plays a key role in injury prevention, body relaxation, toning muscle tissue and reducing muscle pain caused by the practice of exercises.
Sports massage can be performed on training days or on intercalated days and can be done on any individual who practices physical activities, ie it is a massage that can be done on anyone who is attracted to its benefits.
Fibromyalgia is defined as an extremely painful and inflammatory chronic syndrome that affects thousands of people annually. This condition of chronic pain is characterized by a musculoskeletal disorder, which can present changes in the fascia, muscle and joint of the human body and still cause stress and anxiety.
Patients with fibromyalgia present with fatigue and generally feel very tired when performing simple daily activities due to the sleep impairment that the disease can cause.
Studies show that fibromyalgia occurs in 5% of the American population, 10% of the Brazilian population (low social class) and reaches the population between 30 and 60 years.
Currently some institutes use massage techniques to combat the disease, since massage can boost the circulation stimulus and release of anti-stress hormones.
Patients undergoing treatment say that it is possible to decrease more than 50% of the pain caused by the disease, so the technique is ideal for those who prefer to seek non-pharmacological therapies that consist of educating the patient to improve their current life situation, stimulating health and well-being without the use of medicines that can cause damage to your body.
That physical exercise provides health and well-being all of us already know, but today we will talk about a common problem during exercise. People who perform physical activity meet a range of environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, sun, or exposure to wind). Depending on the environmental conditions and clothing people use, exercise can induce significant elevations in body temperatures.
These elevations in body temperature trigger responses of heat loss, increased blood flow to the skin and increased secretion of sweat, and may lead to weight loss. With this scenario, we can emphasize the importance of fighting something common: Dehydration during physical exercise.
How can we combat this problem?
Ingestion of water in periods of heat and cold must be constant, because in the heat there is greater loss of liquid by perspiration and in the cold there is greater loss by respiration and by the low humidity of the air. In this sense, the practice of physical and sports activities should always be accompanied by bottles of water to prevent dehydration.
Unfortunately nowadays the climate changes that the world faces, has been causing the increase of the temperature and the decrease of the relative humidity of the air; with this, the practice of physical activity in open environments may increase the risk of dehydration and respiratory irritation.