Fueling Your Body During Exercise
posted by The Live Better Team | January 15, 2018
Within the world of weight loss and nutrition, it’s common to see gimmicks and “revolutionary” new programs popping up. These programs offer promises of huge changes (often with very little work required on your part), but in many cases, the old adage that “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” generally applies.
A key component of becoming healthier and losing weight is getting the right fuel throughout your day. This involves getting good sources of protein, staying hydrated and developing a better understanding of health, fitness and nutrition overall. Here are some good sources of protein, some good tips for staying hydrated and some resources for you to check out.
Protein can help you meet your fitness and weight loss goals because it provides your muscles with proper fuel while keeping you feeling full and nourished. Not all protein is necessarily the same, so getting the right protein based on your lifestyle and exercise routines will help you realize all the benefits.
We all know that drinking water is important, but staying hydrated isn’t as simple as you might think. Many of us know far less about overall hydration than we’d like to believe, especially when it comes to hydration and exercise. There are many things that can impact how much hydration you need, and what type, including your age, the weather and the intensity of your exercise. As a great resource, try taking this 15-question quiz on WebMD.com – it can show you what you know and don’t know about hydration, and give you some valuable pointers.
Another component of obtaining or maintaining a healthy body weight is exercise, but if you’ve never exercised before, you may not know where to start. Some great resources for exercise and fitness include:
Your doctor can offer further recommendations on diet and exercise to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.
We understand that everyone’s weight loss needs are different, and that’s why our healthcare providers and coaches address your individual concerns to help you reach your weight loss goals.
“Good Protein Sources.” WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/good-protein-sources
“Water Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydration?” WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/rm-quiz-know-about-hydration
“Exercise & Fitness Resources.” WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/health-and-fitness-resources
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.