Working in an office most of the day, stuck in a chair and staring at a computer screen will probably cause you some damage. You may suffer back pain from being sitting in the wrong position, you may get dry eyes from looking at the computer screen or you may get stressed out because of tight deadlines. Of course lack of sunlight doesn’t make it any better. Needless to say you can fight the damage by exercising and eating healthy, additionally taking the right supplementation also helps.
What are the most beneficial supplements for office workers? Here are my top 5:
Vitamin D – Being stuck in an office means you are at risk of deficiency of Vitamin D, Why? because you’re not getting as much sun as you need. Studies have proved the importance of Vitamin D, a deficiency is linked to a bunch of health problems. Make Vitamin D a must-have supplement for your diet.
Vitamin C – Staring at a computer screen all day dries out your eyes, and long hours can cause irritation and blur your vision plus give you headaches. Vitamin C can help you out with this. It has been shown to help with eye health, and can also help protection against immune system deficiencies, and support cardiovascular health and healthy ageing.
Fish Oil – It supports skin, and hair health, and studies have found that it can also support joint and eye health. Not only that, but it can also help support cardiovascular health.
Magnesium – Most people are deficient in Magnesium. This is bad for your health, magnesium is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food as well as synthesis of fatty acids and proteins. If you live a stressful and demanding lifestyle it’s important that you consume enough magnesium daily. Plus taking a pure magnesium supplement or ZMA (Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6) just before bed will improve your sleep.
Turmeric extract / Curcumin. – Originally used to add a unique flavour in curries Turmeric also contains plenty of medicinal properties. Curcumin, the key ingredient of turmeric powder, is high in antioxidants, has anti cancerous properties and reduces inflammation in muscle strains, arthritis and damaged gut. A turmeric supplement is a must not only for athletes, but for anyone concerned with their long-term health.
Hopefully you’ll have now a much clearer view on how to approach your supplementation, although the best strategy is to focus on a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.
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