Eating and Exercise
We’ve now officially found ourselves in the middle of the holiday season, with Thanksgiving barreling down towards us and Christmas coming right after. During this time of year, it can be difficult to stay fit during the holidays. If you want to do so, the most important thing is to exercise. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, let’s take a moment to remember some important tips regarding eating and exercising. Having poor eating habits with your exercise can be problematic. Here some tips on how to stay healthy and safe…
Good breakfast habits
Starting the day off right gives you lots of energy, and the best way to do that is have a healthy, fulfilling breakfast. Try to eat your breakfast one hour before a workout, in order to get the most out of the meal. A light, but energy filled breakfast is absolutely perfect. Also make sure to give it some balance. Get a good deal of protein and fiber, as well as something to raise your blood sugar early on in the day.
Know how much to eat
If you are planning on exercising, make sure that you plan your meals accordingly. Know your exercise schedule, and think about how much to eat around that time. Also remember that you should never exercise right after eating. Even if it is just a small snack, it’s probably a good idea to wait at least an hour. If you eat a big meal, such as a Thanksgiving dinner, you probably want to wait at least four hours until exercising.
Snack throughout the day
You want to keep your blood sugar up, throughout the day, especially if you are planning on exercising consistently. Continuously snacking multiple times, every now and then, will give you a steady stream of energy, while preventing your body from storing fat, at the same time. This will allow you to fuel up as you go, which is a more efficient way of eating, in regards to exercise.
You probably hear it a lot, but the importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. If you are exercising, be certain to drink over 8 cups of water a day. Preferably, try to drink closer to 10 or 12 cups. In regards to exercise, drink water before, during, and after a workout. Although there are other drinks you could have, such as ones with electrolytes, water is still the best hydration method.