Now and then I’ll overhear someone talking about their new health and fitness regimen. Maybe they’ve started a new workout program, they are trying to eat clean, or they just started taking nutritional supplements: “Yeah, I started doing XYZ a few weeks ago. I don’t feel any different though.”
Well, of course not! When it comes to healthy habits, there are no silver bullets. A gym schedule, a healthy diet, and nutrition supplementation are lifestyle decisions with benefits that are seen over time. They are not overnight miracles. If someone tries to sell you a diet that will shave 30 pounds in 30 days, or a workout plan that is supposed to turn you into Wolverine in a month, they are scamming you. Likewise, there isn’t a pill or a powder that is going to improve your health and longevity in an instant.
True, there are some supplements with short-term desirable effects. But significant and lasting changes take time. Look at it this way: Will eating donuts and pizza for a week wreck your health? Probably not. But what if you subsist on donuts and pizza for years? Likewise, taking healthy supplements such as Omega 3s and Vitamin D3 that will reap rewards in the long term. Over time, your health and longevity will be better than if you didn’t consume these supplements. It’s that simple.
Keep in mind, nutritional supplements are just what their name indicates: supplemental. They are not a replacement for a healthy diet. Outside of genetics, a healthy diet is likely the most important factor in your health and longevity. Supplementation helps fill in the gaps and makes it easier to acquire optimal levels of particular nutrients.
Whether you get your nutrition supplements from BoxJump or another source, just remember that the benefits are reaped with time and good habits. This is why BoxJump offers a subscription option when purchasing our supplements. It’s much easier to turn something into a long-term habit if it shows up at your door every month without you having to even think about it.