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Good Fuel for Your Workout

Dec 10, 2010

A healthy diet and plenty of rest are essential to getting fit and healthy. Along with just taking good care of yourself there are many things you can do prior to your workout to help your body get the most out of your activity. Here are three good starters for fueling your workout.

Protein: Fueling your body with protein before a workout instead of carbs will help your body burn significantly more fat during your workout.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is great for pushing stored fat out of your muscles. It will also help your muscles to recover faster after a workout. If you plan on getting your Vitamin D from milk, be careful not to drink it too close to the beginning of your workout, or you could make yourself sick. Its better to get your vitamin D from the recommended 20 minutes of unprotected sun exposure.

Water: Water is essential to your body, and is the most basic part of fueling your workout. By staying hydrated, you’ll boost your energy and your effectiveness. Before your workout, you should try to consume 20 ounces of water. Continue drinking approximately 8 ounces every 15 minutes throughout your workout.

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