The topics of health and wellness are quite foreign in the arts sector, especially in the performing arts community. Previously working in the live music but also in the studio production environment, I experienced it first-hand. The daily combination of pizza, burgers and other heavy, fatty meals, along with sugary soft or energy drinks was asked to keep our human engines running in the exhausting working environment. I quickly experienced that this lifestyle can be utterly damaging on a long-term basis and that my energy was steadily decreasing with that nutrition habits. Therefore, I realised that a fundamental change of the nutrition and a general lifestyle needed to be implemented as soon as possible. Soon, I switched to healthy food and beverage and a rigorous and regular gym training that immediately resulted in a lot more energy during the day, a better personal feeling and a way healthier everyday life with significantly fewer days of illness and total fatigue.
Info : This article is written in collaboration with Pablo Rosas (Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Health – University Navarra) who holds a double degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics @ University Navarra, Spain. Also check out his latest publication on ScienceDirect, Elsevier: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.10.066×