As a student, it can feel like you always have a million things on the go at once.
When you're that busy, you may feel like you don't have time to exercise.
However, if you don't fuel properly for exercise, it can leave you feeling like this:
Luckily, there are quick and easy ways to fuel for your workout that will prevent you from feeling exhausted for the rest of the day, and allow you to feel energized and happy instead!
First of all, the timing of what you eat can be just as important as what you eat.
What constitutes a good pre-workout snack?
Once you're finished your workout, the type of nutrition you need depends on what type of exercise you have just participated in.
If you're a runner:
If you are strength training:
Some people find that they aren't hungry or even feel a little sick to their stomach after a vigorous workout.
What about hydration - do you really need a sports drink?
Now that you know all about how to fuel for exercise, here are some healthy, convenient and portable post-workout snack and meal ideas!
So just remember these tips for your next workout and you'll leave feeling like a champ!
This information has been provided through the Wellness Education Centre. We are a student-driven safe space where all University of Guelph students can seek information and support about topics related to health and well-being. Peer-to-peer education is the driving force behind all of WEC's initiatives; including drop-in peer consultations, interactive programming, and resource distribution.
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