It is important that everyone live an active and healthy life, so enjoy the cooler days that fall brings and get moving!
When it comes to food, there are some rules to follow to make the most of your workout. Riska Platt, M.S., R.D., a nutrition consultant for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, says to eat easily digestible carbohydrates before your workout to avoid feeling sluggish. These include:
- whole grains
- low-fat yogurt
- brown rice
- fruits and vegetables
If you find yourself low on time, eat an apple or banana at least five minutes before.
By consuming adequate food and fluids before and after your trip to the gym, your body is better able to maintain blood glucose concentration and replenish lost fluids.
By meeting 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week, your risk for heart disease and stroke is cut in half! You can work this goal into your daily routine with 30 minutes, five times a week of moderate intensity, or 15 minutes, five times a week of vigorous intensity.