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Will supplementation be necessary to improving fitness levels?

Eric Beard
Sports Medicine
Supplementation will help you reach your health and fitness goals faster when you eat, sleep and train right but you do not have to take them. When trying to lose body fat, you must eat less food and exercise more. When you restrict calories, you miss out on nutrients that can easily be replaced with supplements. When trying to gain muscle or improve athletic performance supplements can assist with the timing and delivery of key nutrients to help you recover from workouts and perform at your best at all times. It is almost impossible to eat perfectly in the 21st century. Supplements help us to fill in the gaps in our nutritional plan as well as help to take our results to the next level when we are doing the best that we can with diet and exercise. 

No matter how much we plan, there will always be "gaps" in our health and fitness programs. Supplements, whether they be supplemental workouts or actual vitamin and mineral supplements, play a pivotal role in helping achieve superior levels of fitness.

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