Tips for New Runners

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition, Healthy, Fruits, Veggies, Diet, San Antonio, New Balance

Eating right

Everyone knows that eating healthy is an excellent habit, but your method of healthy eating may differ from the next person’s. So if you’re searching for a plan that will work best for you, take a look at these options:

Before the run

Eat Up!  According to Runner’s World, eating a balanced snack consisting of carbs, protein, and fat will give you a much-needed boost of energy. Recommended snacks include oatmeal, bananas, peanut butter, and granola. Complex carbs are great!
Pack a Snack. You’ll need to refill on carbs, electrolytes, and sugars during the run, especially if you’re going for longer than an hour. Bring candy, dried fruits, or nuts along for the ride (or run, as it were.)

During the Run

Energy Bars? If you had a high-carb meal the night before, or if you ate some carbs before your run, you’re good to go!
Sports Drinks? If you’ve consumed carbs two or more hours before exercise, they’re not really necessary.

After the Run

Recovery Stage — refueling is just as important before the run as it is after. Drink at least one large cup of water and enjoy some carbs and protein.
We’re at the peak of summer, so temps in San Antonio are high. Running in hot weather increases your risk of dehydration, so make sure you’re finding ways to beat the heat.

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