WHAT TO EAT PRE- AND POST WORKOUT
WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT EATING BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT?
How much food: The majority of us are trying to reduce weight (two thirds of women and a third of men in SA are overweight/obese) so the pre-workout snack should be part of your everyday eating, not over and above your daily requirements.Timing: You may want to adjust the timing of the snack depending on when your last meal was or when your next meal is. For example, if you exercise first thing in the morning, you may want to have a light snack before your workout. Exercise intensity: Light to moderate exercise (less than an hour) probably doesn’t require a pre- or post workout snack. Longer, more intense workouts might need a pre-workout snack, or a snack during activity, if longer than an hour. It’s about keeping blood sugar levels steady, so spacing meals and snacks optimally/strategically through the day around your workout will be best.
WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS/SNACKS TO EAT BEFORE A WORKOUT – AND WHEN?
WHAT IS A GOOD GUIDE TO STAYING HYDRATED?
WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AS A GOOD SNACK POST-WORKOUT?