TOP 10 NUTRITION MISTAKES MADE BY ACTIVE PEOPLE
While exercise is an important component of any wellness program, it's only part of the equation. What you eat, how much you eat and when you eat it are critical to overall health, and especially important to get the most out of any fitness regimen.
1. EATING TOO MUCH PROTEIN AND NOT ENOUGH CARBOHYDRATES. Our muscles' endurance and performance comes from the glycogen in carbohydrates.
2. SKIPPING BREAKFAST.
3. NOT EATING BEFORE A WORKOUT
4. WAITING TOO LONG AFTER EXERCISE TO EAT. For optimal recovery, it's best to eat 30 minutes to two hours after exercise.
5. REPLACING MEALS WITH ENERGY BARS OR REPLACEMENT DRINKS. Reach for real food first.
6. TRUSTING THE ACCURACY OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LABELS AND CLAIMS. "The FDA doesn't regulate any of the supplements so it's the Wild West out there in health food stores. "
7. NOT CONSUMING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CALORIES FOR THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY YOU DO. Your calorie intake should be sufficient to support your active lifestyle, but not so abundant that weight control becomes a challenge.
8. BELIEVING THAT EXERCISE MEANS YOU CAN EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT.
9. NOT DRINKING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FLUIDS. Dehydration can be a serious problem, especially during warm humid weather.
10. JUMPING ON THE LATEST DIET CRAZE IN SEARCH OF THAT ELUSIVE "EDGE."
Read about it here.
Fitness Articles for You
Until now, most training programs have been based mainly on the experiences and goals of body builders, coaches and athletes. There's ap...
Whether your goal is to improve performance, slim down, cut-up, bulk-up, reduce risk of injury or work around a problem area, a carefully c...
We're on track for ta hot summer, and with everybody sweating more, many of you have asked about hydration and fluid replacement strat...
SUPERSET CIRCUIT TRAINING: THE NEW YORK STYLE WORKOUT by Cary Raffle Pro Trainer, New York Sports Clubs, NASM Certified Personal Trainer Co...
If you think that paying the price for super-premium products is a way to avoid ingredients WE don't want - like corn syrup - think agai...
Whether you're new to the gym, returning after a break, or resolved to bust through a plateau and take your fitness to a new le...
If you feel like you've been stretching a tight muscle forever and not making progress, you're not alone. Most people do static str...