My kids and grandkids are big balls of energy! They can play hard all day with no problem at all. Of course, when you’re young, you can do that. However, as you get older, exercise is not as easy or as fun. At least, not for me. However, it is a necessary part of life if you want to stay healthy and fit.
Working full-time, and then coming home to take care of family and chores, I don’t have a great deal of time to workout. That usually means I try to squeeze 5 days worth of exercise into 2 to 3 days. Which in turn means that I push myself harder. Your body takes a beating during a workout, and you need to replenish important nutrients you’ve lost.
If I am working out at a gym, I like to bring along a light snack to have before my workout like a banana or a handful of almonds, and plenty of water. After exercise, you need more protein and carbs to to replace depleted muscle glycogen and repair damaged muscle. I will usually have a protein bar and piece of fruit or yogurt. If I’m exercising at home, a small bowl of cereal with nuts and berries, and low-fat milk is a great way to replenish.
I’m excited to share with you Tip #20 from the series, Tips for a Great Start from Team Kellogg’s:
So, whatever you choose to do to keep fit and healthy whether it's a brisk walk, an aerobics class, or a yoga session, be sure to "feed" your body after any strenuous activity to keep you feeling in tip top shape.
What's your best tip to refuel and recharge after a great workout?
For more tips and ideas, visit Kellogg's.com/GreatStartTips.
Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.