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What you eat and drink during a day can greatly affect your energy and performance levels during exercise. It also can impact how quickly your body recovers. To get more from your workouts, develop a nutrition plan.
Choose Foods that Work for You For most, eating a healthy, balanced diet will give you all the fuel you’ll need for workouts.
If you’re preparing for an athletic event, consider upping your intake of carbohydrates to a moderate level several days before. And avoid high-fat foods, like fried foods, on event day. They’re difficult to digest.
Time Your Intake How you schedule food intake also can make a difference. Try to:
Don’t Overlook Fluids Dehydration causes the body to heat up faster, making it more difficult to get through a workout. To keep your body well hydrated:
Race Day Ready What works for your body may not work for someone else when it comes to eating on race day. But having a plan can help you focus on your race and not on your tummy.
Ready? Set, go! Lace up, eat up and get going!
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