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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 26-Refueling

Today for my "31 Days series", I have Claire from "Claire's Healthy Home" guest posting about refueling before, during, and after a hike.  Thanks Claire!

How to Refuel

Simply put, our bodies need fuel in order to live. 
For after exercise recovery, our bodies also need fuel.  It is essential for weight loss and fitness gains.
It is recommended that we drink water daily, of course, but you lose quite a bit when you sweat.  It is important to consume before, during and after exercise.
Sports Drink
A sports drink is not necessary for most daily activities.  However, if you are exercising 60 min or more, it will help to replace the lost electrolytes.  A guideline to follow is to drink 8oz for every hour of exercise.  A lot of sports drinks are filled with sugar, artificial flavors and colors.  Be sure to check the labels.  The last thing you want is to put junk in your body after a healthy workout. 
Aim for 20 – 25 grams of protein post workout.  The best form is in a drink.  Again, though, check your labels.
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Thanks for reading!
Have a blessed day,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to share, hiker mom!