CleanMUSCLES are essential for movement, stability, and overall physical performance. They play a crucial role in our body's structure and contribute to our ability to perform daily activities, exercise, and engage in sports.
Why is it important to have CleanMUSCLES?
Muscle Structure and Function: Muscles are composed of contractile fibers that enable movement by contracting and relaxing. They are connected to bones through tendons, allowing for the transmission of forces and generating joint motion. Muscles work together in synergy, allowing us to walk, run, lift objects, and perform various physical tasks. Regular exercise and physical activity help maintain muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Muscle Stability and Posture: CleanMUSCLES also play a vital role in maintaining stability and proper posture. They provide support to the skeletal system, keeping the body aligned and balanced. Strong and well-toned muscles contribute to good posture, preventing muscular imbalances and reducing the risk of injuries. Additionally, core muscles, including the abdominal and back muscles, provide stability for the spine, supporting a healthy posture and reducing the risk of back pain.
Muscle Protection: Muscles act as protective cushions for underlying structures, such as bones, organs, and blood vessels. For example, the muscles of the abdominal wall protect the internal organs, while the muscles surrounding the joints provide stability and protect the joint structures from excessive forces.
How does the Cleanbody Method support CleanMUSCLES?
There are three steps in the Cleanbody Method, and all of the steps support CleanMUSCLES.
STEP 1: EVALUATE
It is important for you to evaluate your muscle health on a yearly basis with your healthcare practitioner. In our CleanSTART program, we will support you in investigating your muscle health using muscle health assessments.
STEP 2: OPTIMIZE
In Step 2 of the Cleanbody Method, we support you in optimizing your Cleanbody Pillars. The following Cleanbody Pillars support CleanMUSCLES:
CleanFIT: Regular physical activity and exercise are essential for maintaining strong and healthy muscles. Incorporate a variety of exercises into your routine, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging or cycling, improve endurance, while strength training exercises, such as weightlifting or bodyweight exercises, enhance muscle strength and tone. Flexibility exercises, such as stretching or yoga, promote muscle flexibility and joint mobility.
CleanFOOD: Adequate nutrition is crucial for supporting muscle health and development. Consume a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods. Ensure an adequate intake of protein, as it provides the building blocks for muscle repair and growth. Incorporate lean sources of protein, such as poultry, fish, legumes, and dairy products, into your meals. Additionally, maintain a well-rounded diet that includes carbohydrates and healthy fats to provide the necessary energy for muscle function.
CleanROUTINE: Stay Hydrated. Proper hydration is essential for optimal muscle function and performance. Drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration, which can lead to muscle cramps and fatigue. Get Sufficient Rest and Recovery. Allow your muscles time to rest and recover after intense physical activity. Include rest days in your exercise routine and prioritize quality sleep to promote muscle repair and growth.
STEP 3 SUPPORT
In Step 3, we will explore additional supplements and treatments that can provide support in nurturing CleanMUSCLES, if needed. While a balanced diet and lifestyle are key, certain circumstances may benefit from additional interventions, including nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathy, advanced nutrition plans, supportive treatments, and compounded medications when available for use.
Remember, the information provided here is for general guidance, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with our Cleanbody Team in one of our CleanSTART Programs to receive personalized recommendations and support tailored to your specific needs.