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Snacks For High Energy

Snacks For High Energy

Fitness and nutrition are the wellness formulae of health-conscious individuals. Today's busy executives, along with the not-so-buy but want to be healthy people, are scheduling a two hour visit to their gyms either during weekdays or weekends. Certainly a positive trend, especially when the heavy workouts are preceded by health-building foods that give adequate energy for these workouts.





If you are the type that visits the gym after 8-9 hours work-day, you need to make sure that your body has sufficient energy for the two-hour workout. Light snacks which are healthy come to your rescue when there's a need for energy at the end of a long worked day.





Some suggestions:





• Dry fruits

• Banana

• Low fat milkshake or smoothie

• Whole wheat crackers

• Baked beans on toast Whole wheat sandwich

• Cereal with low fat milk

• Aloo chaat

• Boiled corn





These snacks not only carry nutrition but also give you the energy boost before a workout. At the same time, they don't make you lethargic or sleepy if taken in small quantities. Don't forget to drink a glass of water 30 minutes before you begin your workout.





Avoid these foods before rigorous exercise:



• Fatty and fried foods-they take too long to digest



• Sweets-they take long to digest and cause rapid blood sugar changes



• Sugary drinks-they cause rapid energy swings and you might end up with less energy instead of more



• Caffeine-it stimulates the body to increase urine out put



 


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