March 26, 2016 william

Eating Hints For The Novice And Veteran During Spring Workouts

Eating HAS to be part of your springtime routine. It’s not just enough to put on your new pair of sneakers and get outside. Do you know what you should be eating and drinking pre and post workout?

1. Drink, Drink, And Drink

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Hydration is key to any exercise. Two to three hours prior to your workout, drink about 2-3 glasses of water. During your workout, drink about ½-1 cup of water every 15-20 minutes.

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2. Eat At The Right time

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The Mayo Clinic recommends eating a small (100-200 calorie) snack about 30 minutes to an hour prior to your workout. Plan to work out 2-3 hours after eating a small meal. Wait 3-4 hours before working out when eating a large meal. Eating at the wrong time can bring on cramps or an untimely need to go to the bathroom.

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3. Match Your Calories To Your Exercise

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A marathon will burn a lot more calories than yoga. Make smart food choices that reflect the level of calories you anticipate burning.

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