Regular exercise is fundamental for our health and well-being. Scientific research has shown that physical exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, being overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. In addition, it improves skeletal muscles and psychological well-being.
However, despite regular and mild physical exercise is highly recommended by health professionals and promoted by schools and other institutions, this is still widely ignored. As much as 40% of the population in the European Union admits they were not taking any significant exercise in the previous week; this figure goes up to 57% for more vigorous exercise such as weight lifting, cycling fast and so on.
In the United States, the percentage of people who do not take enough exercise shoots up to a shocking 86%.
Physical exercise can be improved by better managing the energy necessary for physical strain. Recent studies show the importance of iodine for energy efficiency. The European Food Standard Agency confirmed the central role that thyroid hormones have in regulating energy metabolism.
Athletes spend more energy proportionally to the duration and intensity of their performance and may need to integrate their diet to balance any nutritional deficiencies. AlgeaFood products have proven the bio-availability of iodine, which makes them the ideal candidates to facilitate a more efficient metabolism of the body, even under strain; consequently, higher sport performance can be achieved.