Wellness

david working out

7 Tools and Supplements for Fitness and Focus

David Le (above) is a research scientist at goop with a BS in clinical nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and an MS in sports nutrition from the University of Colorado. He puts in long days on our product development team and almost always finds time to work out. When we were in the office, we’d see him getting in a few dozen push-ups in between meetings—true story. And he’s long been a fan of high-intensity interval training. What’s changed with the stay-at-home restrictions: his location and equipment.

  1. COOL

    I really, really love Adrenal Health Daily Support. It has been great having something to help keep me cool and calm throughout the workday. Holy basil and ashwagandha are two of my favorite adaptogens for helping with stress management. This supplement is designed to be taken daily: I take it in the morning right after breakfast.*

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  2. METABOLISM

    My multivitamin right now is High School Genes. I find the targeted ingredients for metabolism very appealing, and I like that the multi can fill in vitamin gaps my diet may have. I take the pills all at once after lunch on a full stomach. It is easier to do it this way—otherwise I’ll forget.*

    goop Wellness HIGH SCHOOL GENES
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  3. CORE

    Since I got the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer, it has become an essential part of my abdominal workout regimen. It helps with strengthening my core and activating stabilizing muscles. What is great about it is that you can leverage your body differently than you can when doing these exercises on the floor. I am making good use of it at home while the gym is closed.

    GAIAM BOSU PRO BALANCE TRAINER
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  4. SWEATPROOF

    For home workouts, I like to listen to music on my Powerbeats Bluetooth earphones to help me stay motivated. The over-the-ear design makes them secure so I never have to worry about these headphones falling off or moving out of place. Plus, the sound quality is incredible, and they are sweatproof. Super easy to set up—they pair automatically with my iPhone.

    Beats by Dre POWERBEATS PRO TOTALLY WIRELESS EARPHONES
    Beats by Dre POWERBEATS PRO TOTALLY
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  5. RELIEF

    I am a big proponent of the Theragun percussive self-massage. This is my go-to gadget for exercise recovery because it does a great job getting deeply into muscles, which feels amazing when you are sore. I like it so much that I grabbed one for my brother, too.

    Therabody THERAGUN ELITE
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  6. FOCUS

    Nerd Alert is one of my favorites. It contains the perfect ratio of L-theanine to caffeine, making this chew great for a midday pick-me-up. It helps keep me focused and productive, even when I have been staring at a computer screen all day.*

    goop Wellness NERD ALERT
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  7. BACK CARE

    I am always using this foam roller. Because I work at my desk a lot, my lower back tends to get pretty stiff. So during breaks, I lie on my back and roll the lumbar area for a few minutes to loosen up a bit.

    OPTP LOROX ALIGNED FOAM ROLLER
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. To the extent that this article features the advice of physicians or medical practitioners, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views of goop.

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