Health Tip: Choose Energy-Boosting Foods
The right diet fuels your workout
(HealthDay News) -- If you feel too tired to hit the gym despite your commitment to exercise, your diet may need an energy boost.
The American Council on Exercise suggests:
- Eat frequent small meals that include complex carbohydrates, such as veggies, fruit, whole grains and beans.
- Avoid refined carbohydrates, such as donuts or cookies.
- Don't drink caffeine within an hour of your workout. Instead, have a small glass of juice to help boost your energy.
- Start your morning with a breakfast rich in whole grains and fruit.
- If you work out in the afternoon or evening, plan a light but nutritious snack an hour before your workout. Also drink plenty of water.
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