Never Underestimate the Power of Fueling Your Body
Food and nutrition are important enough during a routine day with no activity; however, when you add a rigorous run or workout session to the mix, food or fuel for the body takes on added significance. While it may be tempting to reach for the convenient food, think again.
- Junk food and candy bars are easy to grab, but the sugars won’t be the best choice for sustaining a running regimen.
- Try your best to stick with real foods prepared in a healthy way.
- A pre-workout snack could be as simple as a piece of fruit and/or yogurt. A post-workout snack could be as simple as peanut butter and a piece of fruit.
- Depending on what’s best for you, the snack can be eaten 30 minutes to two hours before both the pre-workout snack and after for the post-workout snack.