Your time is precious, so follow this guide to ensure you get the absolute most out of your workout so that no squat or burpee goes to waste.
Pre and Post Workout Nutrition
Before you work out, opt for a snack that is fast acting and easy to digest. A few dates, a small banana, an apple or a handful of berries are all great options, providing you with the energy to power through your workout.
Post workout is a time to recover and refuel muscle cells which have been broken down. Consuming a protein-rich snack within the hour post workout is best to ensure your muscles are repaired and replenished. Examples include low fat Greek yoghurt, a protein shake (we suggest our Vanilla Fudge or Choc Delight Plantiful Protein), boiled eggs or peanut butter on wholegrain crackers.
Our vitality boosting Alkalising Greens® is also a great option here providing muscle and recovery support thanks to Calcium, Iron & Magnesium#.
Stretching before and after exercise increases blood flow to the muscles, supporting circulation. It can also help improve flexibility, giving you a broader range of motion. Flex, extend and rotate main muscle groups for at least 30 seconds each before and after working out to reduce your risk of injury and improve post workout recovery.
It’s very easy to lose motivation and fall out of routine when it comes to exercising which is why it’s important to change up your workouts every so often and think outside the box. Cardio doesn’t have to be done on a treadmill, mix it up with hiking, skipping, paddle boarding, skating or dancing. Participating in group exercises such as team sports, boxing or cycling are also great ways to meet new people.
During exercise we lose key electrolytes from sweating and dehydration can lead to fatigue and loss of coordination, making it harder or persist in your workout. Be sure to keep a water bottle handy to replenish lost fluids and try adding amino acids to your water to keep your muscles fed. Our top suggestions include our Calm Berry or Zesty C Protect Beauty Water or even coconut water for maximum hydration and electrolytes. You can easily make coconut water using our Coconut Water Powder for extra hydration during your workouts!
Formulated Supplementary Sports Food
#This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a healthy, varied diet, active lifestyle and an appropriate exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.