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WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER EXERCISE

1. FORGET TO HYDRATE Most people are walking around chronically dehydrated. It’s essential to make sure that you always drink enough water. How much? Approximately 30-35 ml per kg of body weight per day, plus an extra 500-1000 ml for every hour of exercise. This is especially important if you sweat a lot! Stay hydrated before, during and especially after your workout.   Try to have at least a small snack about 30 minutes after exercise. The best option is a combination of protein [...]

7 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID FOR A HEALTHY DINNER

AVOID THESE 7 MISTAKES FOR A HEALTHY DINNER:  1.  LEAVING MEAL PLANNING TO THE LAST MINUTE It can be hard to make good nutrition choices at the end of the day when you’re exhausted. Organize a meal plan over the weekend or on a day when you have some extra time so that meal prep goes smoothly during the week. When you already know what you’re going to prepare and some of the meal prep is done ahead of time, you’re much [...]

FOUR ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION–WHY CAN’T I LOSE BODY FAT?

Are you trying to lose weight and struggling to see results? We have all hit a plateau in our fitness goals at some point, and there are a few things you can do to help overcome it. But first, a few things you should know if you often find yourself stepping on the scale and asking, “Why can’t I lose body fat?”: Weight and body fat are not the same. While the number on the scale may not be changing [...]

How much protein do you really need?

It seems like protein is the buzz word these days.  At smoothie shops everywhere they offer you the option of adding “extra scoops of protein,”  meal replacement bars line the shelves loaded with protein, and many quick fix and fad diets prefer protein over carbs.  Many in the fitness world will also be singing the praises of the importance of protein when it comes to getting in shape and bulking up.  By now you’ve probably got the drift, that [...]

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO BEFORE WORKING OUT

No matter why you work out, your success depends on what you do after your workout and before. So the next time you reach for a snack before you start exercising, think about whether it’s really a good idea. Keep reading to find out what you should think about before a workout to get the most out of it. DON’T EAT A LOT RIGHT BEFORE WORKING OUT First of all, a small snack up to a half hour before your workout is [...]