If you’re just getting started or restarting an fitness program, boost the benefits by bundling it with proper nutrition. Here are four nutrition tips that will complement almost any exercise program.

  1. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially before, during, and after exercise. Water is essential for keeping your body functioning properly and maintaining energy levels.
  2. Eat a balanced diet: Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  3. Time your meals: Eating a small meal or snack about 1-2 hours before exercise to fuel your body and produce the energy you need for peak performance. Post-exercise, try to eat a meal or snack that includes protein and carbohydrates within 30 minutes to help your body recover.
  4. Consider supplementation: Depending on your specific nutritional needs, you may benefit from taking supplements such as protein powder, vitamins, or electrolyte replacements. Speak to your trainer before starting any supplements.

Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting your physical activity and overall health. Ask your trainer, dietitian or a healthcare provider to help you create a plan that meets your needs and goals.