got the footwear. But, do you have the fuel for your workout?
your body’s fuel, so it’s important to eat before
exercise. Choosing the right nutrients at the right time can
make your effort more effective.
is the source of that energy your muscles need," says
Angie Murad, a wellness dietitian at Mayo Clinic’s Healthy
says, if possible, eat a balanced meal a few hours before
pumping iron or hitting the trail. Avoid fats, limit fiber and
include a variety of natural carbs from grains, fruits and
breakfast, you could have oatmeal with a little brown sugar
and some raisins," explains Murad. "A glass of milk
with it and some berries."
you’ve got less than an hour until your workout, focus
solely on the carbs.
the primary energy source," adds Murad.
suggests a sports drink, a serving of your favorite fruit or
even a small jam sandwich. And sports gels and gummies can
also give a quick carb boost.
would recommend focusing more on foods first," says Murad.
"But, if you’re in a pinch, and you need something
easy, they are options."
options for fuel to go along with the footwear.