How Long Does It Take For Exercise To Feel Good?

Can You Exercise To Feel Good?

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Exercise helps your physical & mental health.

Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health but you can exercise to feel good mentally.

When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.

Together they give us a feeling of euphoria often called “a runner’s high”.

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What Does Fat From Food Do To You?

Does Fat From Food Fuel Your Exercise?

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Not all fats are as bad as you think.

Over  recent  years, fat from food has gotten a bad rap. When mentioned, most people react like fat is a bad thing. And it can be. But it’s also one of the critical macronutrients of the three that the body needs to perform at optimal levels. These are  protein,  carbohydrates,  and fat.

The issue that comes into play with fat from food is the type of fat and amount.

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What Are The Best Foods For Energy Throughout the Day?

The Best Foods For Energy

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Do you have enough energy for a busy day?

Food is necessary to keep us going and giving us energy throughout the day. Anyone who has ever tried to work without breakfast or lunch can relate to that. But food can actually be responsible for a lack of energy too, if you eat the wrong things.

If you often find yourself feeling tired, or foggy in the head, then it may be time to have a look at what you’re regularly eating.

So what are the best foods for energy to keep you going throughout the day?

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Top 5 Foods To Eat After A Workout

What Are The Best Foods To Eat After A Workout?

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A fruit smoothie packs plenty of nutrients.

One important part of a successful exercise regimen is post-workout nutrition. The best foods to eat after a workout will quickly and efficiently restore the body’s energy and nutrients.

During exercise, the body breaks down muscle protein structures and glycogen. You also lose a lot of water through sweat.

Therefore, the key to any great post workout meal-plan revolves around replenishing glycogen levels, rehydrating the body and providing essential nutrients that aid tissue repair. To help you get started, here are some suggestions for some great foods to eat after a workout. Continue reading “Top 5 Foods To Eat After A Workout”

Top 5 Foods To Eat Before A Workout

What Foods Should You Eat Before A Workout?

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What & when should you eat before exercise?

Before exercising, it’s important to fuel your body for the work that it’s about to do. If you don’t eat before a workout or eat very little,  it will likely lead to quick fatigue and weakness due to low blood glucose.

On the other hand, consuming too much food before exercise may cause stomach discomfort, nausea or cramping. The timing of meals can also affect energy levels during exercise. So what should you eat before a workout and when should you eat it?

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