Essential Oils & Exercise Part 1: Pre-Workout

7 August 16, 2013 - Archive

This is the first article of a two-part series on how to incorporate Young Living essential oils and essential oil-infused products into an exercise routine. This post will focus on the pre-workout.

At least 30 minutes before each workout, it is important to increase the amount of water you consume. Supplement this with your choice of NingXia Red® for added nutrition, NingXia Nitro™ and Slique™ Tea to increase alertness, and a clear capsule with 4-6 drops of Lemongrass essential oil to get ready for your workout. These products work together to help improve energy and endurance and increase thermogenics in the body.

Immediately following this preparation, it is important to warm up the body to prepare your muscles for the workout. If your muscles are sore, gently rub a few drops of Peppermint essential oil onto the affected area to help soothe the minor discomfort. As with any workout regimen, a healthy diet and proper technique will help you achieve your fitness goals.

Recommended Pre-Workout Products:

NingXia Red: NingXia Red’s cascading energy and nutrient-rich formula is a perfect way to prepare for any workout.

NingXia Nitro: NingXia Nitro is an all-natural way to enhance physical performance. Not only does it deliver a unique combination of B vitamins, essential oils, and green tea extract, but it also contains Bioenergy Riobose®, a premium ingredient clinically proven to increase energy, accelerate recovery, and reduce fatigue and muscle pain.

Slique Tea: By providing a rare blend of jade oolong leaves, ocotea, and frankincense powder, Slique Tea is a delicious beverage that provides a natural energy boost.

Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend: Young Living’s Slique Essence essential oil blend contains a unique combination of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea essential oils that uplifts and energizes.

Lemongrass Essential Oil: Lemongrass essential oil contains high levels of citral, a compound that may support thermogenic activity in the body when consumed.

Peppermint Essential Oil: When ingested, Peppermint essential oil supports digestion and may improve concentration and mental acuity.  When used topically, it soothes sore muscles.

In the next article of our two-part series on essential oils and exercise, we will focus on Young Living products that can assist you during your workout and post workout.

Please share with us any other pre-workout essential oil secrets you may have by leaving a comment!


  • j

    The link to part two is…..where?

    • Hey J,

      Part two was archived and is no longer available since the website update. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    • Theresa Heiman

      Essential Oils & Exercise Part 2: Workout/Post-Workout
      2 AUGUST 23, 2013 – ARCHIVE
      This is the second article of a two-part series on how to incorporate Young Living essential oils and essential oil-infused products into an exercise routine. This post will focus on during and post-workout.

      Now that you are all warmed up with the pre-workout suggestions found in the post Essential Oils & Exercise Part 1, it’s time to begin your workout! When working out it is important to remember three things: technique, hydration, and recovery.

      Proper technique and form help you avoid injury and maximize results. A vital part of proper technique is how you breathe. During aerobic exercises, get your breathing into a pattern; when training with weights, exhale when exerting.

      Keep Breathe Again™ close by to help open nasal passages. Know your limitations and don’t overdo it. If you are new to this type of exercise, start out with a basic workout.

      The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Keeping your body properly hydrated helps flush out the toxins that are released when working out. Adding a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to your water keeps you alert during your workout.

      Once you’ve finished your workout, be sure to cool down and stretch the worked muscle groups to avoid injury. Drinking Pure Protein Complete™ after a workout delivers much-needed, essential oil-infused amino acids to muscles that have been broken down and worked. Protein also helps build enzymes that help your body adapt to sports that require endurance, such as running or biking.

      When your muscles are fatigued, the use of Deep Relief™ Roll-on and PanAway® is encouraged. These essential oil blends should be a must-have in your gym bag and work to help soothe sore and tight muscles. Apply these as desired when you feel discomfort.

      Lastly, don’t forget to supplement. Finish off your workout with a 2-oz. shot of NingXia Red® along with True Source™, an essential oil-infused multivitamin packed with nutrient-dense superfruits, plants, and vegetables that will deliver a full-spectrum of bioactive vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your body. Follow that up with a Slique Bar to minimize hunger cravings between meals and you have the endings of a perfect workout.

      Finally, don’t forget your Thieves® Wipes to wipe down machines and to keep yourself and others safe from germs.

      We hope this series has helped you discover the myriad ways to infuse your workouts with the benefits of Young Living products. Please visit the comments section and share other Young Living products you like to use when working out!

  • Ruthie Jankowski

    When it would be the best time to take NingXia Nitro before a Cross Country race? Would it be just BEFORE the race and something like a half hour before? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  • Sonya

    Don’t forget about cedarwood…it oxygenated the cells, helping the workout as well !

  • Jessica Kramer

    I read in the Essential Oils at a Glance, that if you apply Valor to your wrists before an extended workout, it will help you stay motivated! I am a long-distance runner and I will definitely be incorporating Valor into my next run!

    • Jess

      How did the Valor do with your running? I am a runner also and am trying my best to get out of my winter funk and back on the road…

    • Ruthie Jankowski

      Jessica, could you send me an email if you know WHEN it would be best to take NingXia-Nitro before a Cross Country race? There probably is a BEST time to take it for the best performance/endurance! I would love to hear from you ASAP – a big race is coming up this Saturday!!!

  • Andrew Rafael Zani

    Loving it. Everyone in the fitness community needs to know this info. +1 to YL

    • Lauren Wetterstrom

      Andrew, I’m making a brochure on YL Workout Products. I’m wondering if you would allow me to use your post as a testimonial.

      • Kallee Crow

        Do you have your brochure done? I would love to see what you suggest to use too.

      • Sherry Stensrud

        Lauren would you send me a copy of your workout brochure or tell me what Andrews website is? I am a distributor with YL. Just started incorporating this part one in my workout

      • Teri Tolon

        I am interested in your brochure or any information about working out and or weight lifting along w weight loss.

      • Winelle

        I would love to see a brochure on YL Workout Products. How can I get one?

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