Exercise – the UK’s number 1 New Year’s resolution for 2018. We want to help you fulfil this goal! Eating the wrong foods before, during or after exercise can have a profound effect on your performance. Follow our top tips to stop food getting in the way of that new healthy lifestyle.
You don’t want to consume any foods that may cause stomach discomfort, usually those high in fat and fibre.
60 minutes of exercise or less should only require water for quick hydration. Not drinking enough could have a major effect on your performance, therefore it is important to drink regularly throughout the day and start a session well hydrated. For exercise exceeding an hour, it is advised to have something that is quickly and easily digested.
Eating after exercising can help aid faster recovery and build muscle. Get it right and you’ll feel even better about those reps you have conquered!
Nutritious, convenient and super-easy to make, protein balls are a great snack for before, during or after a workout.
Easy on your stomach, this bowl of love will give you the little boost your body needs. The small quantity of nuts will keep insulin levels from dropping mid-workout.
This nutrient dense dish will fill you up after a work out nicely, without the dreaded bloat.
Salmon has bioactive peptides which helps inflammation reduction and gives joint support for after exercising.
For more information visit the NHS LiveWell Website.