Have you ever felt that some days in the gym you perform better than others? Or, sometimes your muscles recover in a day and other times you feel sore for several days after a session? Your nutrition could have something to do with it!
Fueling your body with the right nutrition before you work out, after you work out and during your recovery period can affect your performance and results. The muscles you engage during exercise rely on the nutrition you provide them to perform. At Fitness Forever, we believe in a holistic approach to well-being, using a combination of both exercise and nutrition to help you improve your health, quality of life and reach your goals.
Protein – is an essential macronutrient that helps your muscles grow and repair tissue post-workout. Ensuring you are consuming adequate protein can help your body properly recover from your workouts and reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and fatigue. It also helps to increase your satiety, reduces cravings and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. An adequate amount of protein should be consumed with each meal throughout the day.
Carbohydrates – provide your body with energy needed to perform. They are best consumed both before and after working out. When consumed before a workout, opt for a simple carbohydrate (such as a banana) for a quick energy boost, followed by complex carbohydrates (such as legumes or whole grain pasta) post workout to help replenish glycogen stores (stored carbohydrates) that deplete during your workout.
Water – being hydrated is one of the most important things for your exercise performance and health in general. Hydration assists with a number of bodily functions, including the regulation of body temperature during exercise and moderating your heart rate. Ensuring you are properly hydrated before, during and after exercise will help you to perform at your best and safely get through your workout.
If you wish to learn more or inquire about organising a nutrition consultation with Suanne Lowery – Nutritionist, please contact us on 0414 437 616 or via email@example.com for more information.
– Ellie Mullen (Personal Trainer)