Oftentimes, upon starting one of the BBR programs, clients notice drastic positive changes in their moods and sleep quality. Whilst there is a lot to say about the benefits of exercise for those areas of life, today I’d like to talk about something that’s often completely overlooked – namely, that gut feeling.
See, in the last 15 or so years, tons of new information has emerged regarding the tiny hard working organisms inhabiting our intestines. This community of bugs – friendly or otherwise – is known as gut microbiota, and its composition has detrimental effects on many aspects of health and wellbeing. Today, we’re going to cover all things gut health, as well as offer some sustainable ways to improve it!
#1 Healthy gut – healthy brain
We are not over exaggerating by saying hundreds of BBR girls have reported feeling less moody and anxious, as well as happier overall, upon embarking on their health and fitness journey with us. Whilst there are many factors potentially taking part in these improvements, improved gut health may very well be one of the most important!
See, there are different colonies of microorganisms living in the intestines, and each type of those little crawlers wants to thrive and proliferate. To achieve that, they produce a variety of chemicals sending certain signals to the brain, which can influence many aspects of your behaviour!
In fact, many neuroactive compounds appear are produced in the human gut – and recent research shows that the gut microbiota can influence those processes! For example, microorganisms have the ability to produce a metabolite of human neurotransmitter dopamine, which is strongly associated with better mental quality of life.
In short, keeping your beneficial microbiota happy can have incredible effects on your mental health!
#2 Digestion aid
Certain populations of beneficial bacteria are known to aid fibre digestion, producing short-chain fatty acids which are incredible for gut health. In turn, fibre has many health benefits – including preventing unwanted weight gain and fighting diabetes – so you certainly want to keep those fibre-digesting bacteria satisfied!
#3 Strong immunity
If you’ve been catching too many colds lately, your gut health may need a serious boost! Turns out the gut microbiome is largely in control of the immune response, modulating it by sending signals to immune cells. That’s right – the composition of your gut microbiome can shape the way your body responds to infections and other pathogens!
#4 Better sleep quality
Can’t quite hit the snooze button consistently? Turns out the gut biome might be to blame! Emerging evidence suggests that sleep-wake cycles (also known as circadian rhythms) regulate the gut biota, and in turn, the ‘bad’ gut bacteria, such as clostridium, can increase the likelihood of sleep-related problems such as fatigue. In women, those links appear to be especially strong, emphasizing the importance of nurturing the gut bacteria!
Tips for a healthy microbiome
Follow the tips above – and positive changes will follow shortly!
P.S. Looking for an enjoyable exercise protocol that really works?
You’re in the right place, as all BBR programs incorporate great exercise protocols along with gut-friendly meal plans! All you need to do is choose a Challenge that aligns with your personal goals and sign up (subject to availability, as places for each intake fill fast).
Each Challenge includes:
- 6 Week Training Program
- Personalised Meal Plan
- Regular Check Ins
- 24/7 Support from Rachel & Team, including the exclusive Facebook Forum
- Access to the BBR App – BOTH home and gym options now available!
There are limited numbers for each Challenge, as we want to work closely with a dedicated, hardworking group of women. If this is YOU, sign up now!
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