Your body is a machine — the greatest, most sophisticated machine you'll ever own. If you're invested in making it work its best so it can take care of you for decades to come, performance optimization should be your goal. IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health offers sports medicine, wellness coaching, and nutrition counseling to clients throughout Honolulu, Hawaii, and they want to help you reach the highest levels of performance optimization.
Here, the experts at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health discuss three ways to start optimizing your body's performance:
- Proper Stretching: Stretching wakes up the muscles and readies them for a workout. Post-exercise, stretching helps repair the stress put on muscles during the workout and cools the body back down to a state of equilibrium. Look for a stretching routine that pushes your flexibility limits and comfort levels while still respecting them.
- Proper Diet: As Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." A proper diet is perhaps the most important thing you can do to reach performance optimization. Though there is a diet out there to fit any mindset, one of the most popular is the Mediterranean Diet, which focuses on fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy oils like olive and avocado, Omega-3-rich fishes, and limiting red meats and sugar. The nutrition professionals at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health will work with you to design the perfect diet plan.
- Proper Weightlifting/Drills: When it comes to weightlifting and drills, it's all about proper technique. Lifting and workouts should always be completed with correct form for performance optimization. You want to get out of your workout as much as you're putting into it. Your wellness coach at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health will give you a practical knowledge of how to lift and drill properly and for maximum benefit.
Aiming for performance optimization helps ensure the body you've been given serves you well into the future. Call IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health at (808) 521-8170 to schedule an appointment, and visit them online to learn more about their health and wellness services. You can also connect with them through Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.