Athlete Workout Tip: Michael DiDonato & Shawn Burke Show Easy Ways to Stay Fit

Michael DiDonato is a triathlete who runs with his racing partner Kyle, a quadriplegic after a drunk driver crashed into his family’s van in 1997. Mike pushes Kyle in a special race wheelchair to give him the opportunity to experience the thrill of competition again. Kyle is the heart and soul, Mike is the arms and legs. Together, they are known as Team Unstoppable.

Early Morning Exercise Can Help to Burn More Fat, Improve Mood, and Fight Fatigue

Most of us have great intentions when it comes to exercise but have trouble executing our plan throughout the day. ASEA athlete Michael DiDonato suggests starting the day out with a morning workout. Even 30 minutes a day can make a big impact on your health and wellness.

According to the National Library of Medicine, researchers in Japan have found that fat oxidation, the process in which fat cells break down, is more likely to occur if we exercise before breakfast. Optimal fat oxidation means you’re less likely to suffer from Type 2 diabetes.

Studies at Cambridge University found that exercising in the morning and exercise, in general, shows an improvement in your mood throughout the day and can even improve cognitive function in older adults. It can also help boost your energy and help you avoid fatigue throughout the day.

In a recent study, researchers analyzed exercise and fatigue involving more than 6,800 people. Researcher Patrick O’Connor, Ph.D., the co-director of the University of Georgia exercise psychology studies states, “More than 90% of the studies showed the same thing: Sedentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported improved fatigue compared to groups that did not exercise.”

The results show that regular exercise increases energy and reduces fatigue. Researchers also found that the average effect of daily exercise was greater than energy and attention improvement from using stimulant medications like the type used for ADHD and narcolepsy.

Michael DiDonato uses ASEA REDOX supplement. This is especially helpful for those looking to maintain an active lifestyle. Michael says he uses it before and after his workouts to help his energy levels and muscle recovery.*

Shawn Burke has competed in over 200 triathlons and 19 Ironman Competitions in Hawaii, Canada, & Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Shawn is an International Youth Conditioning ASSN Youth Fitness Specialist, an Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor, and a Committee Member of HEAL Idaho (Healthy Eating Active Living). Shawn and his wife own and operate Foundation Fitness, a commercial health and fitness center, as well as the non-profit WE CARE Foundation Fitness, a special program to help at-risk veterans and first responders.

Shawn suggests using a tracking device to count your physical activity, starting with a goal of 10,000 steps per day and then working towards adding 1,000 more each week. Research shows that the more steps you take the better off your health will be. A recent study of Scottish postal workers revealed that those who walked over 15,000 steps a day had normal waistlines, better cholesterol levels, and lower risk of heart disease.

According to Harvard Health, a study in Japan showed that women between the ages of 62 and 101 who walked an average of 7,500 steps a day had a 41% reduction in mortality as compared to the average sedentary woman who only took 2,700. Researchers also found that those who averaged 150 minutes of exercise a week, or about 20 minutes a day, showed significant health benefits simply by walking.

Shawn credits ASEA VIA products with helping him manage his daily vitamin and mineral intake, helping him fill in the gaps that his diet may not have covered. ASEA VIA Source™ is a whole-food micronutrient complex while ASEA VIA Biome™ provides you with a full-spectrum probiotic, and ASEA VIA Omega™ provides you with your needed Omega-3s and acts as a native heart & brain complex. For active adults, ASEA VIA LifeMax™ helps as an active lifestyle and vitality formula.*

The key is to start small, set an achievable goal for yourself, and then work on it every day. Most of the time we fall short of our goals because we set them too high in the beginning and become overwhelmed. Giving yourself an easy goal and then increasing it marginally over time allows your body and mind to adjust and to feel accomplished when you’ve mastered each milestone. Start today and see what you can do to help yourself feel more energized, happier, and healthier.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Results may vary. Consumers of ASEA products do so as part of maintaining an already healthy lifestyle.*
This material is intended only for the US market.