If you’ve been putting in countless hours at the gym and the results just aren’t coming, or if you’re noticing a lack of motivation or decrease in performance in your fitness routine, your gut might be to blame. Although it’s often overlooked by most training regimens, a healthy gut is a key factor in reaping the benefits of your hard work.
Think about it: Your gut regulates your metabolism and digests and absorbs the nutrients that give you the energy to build muscle. That’s pretty important, whether you want to lose those last five pounds or are determined to set a new PR. Check out these telltale signs to see if your gut health may be sabotaging your fitness goals. And if you find out your gut isn’t working in your favor, keep reading until the end for some of the ways to boost your gut health and get it back on track.