Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Does a low energy level have you skipping workouts, especially during these dog days of summer? The problem might not be the heat so much as what you’re feeding — or not feeding — your body before and after an exercise session.

Hydration is key, of course. “When it comes to active 50-plus adults, I recommend 8 to 16 ounces of water for every 20 minutes of exercise,” says nutritionist Robert Ferguson, who serves on the National Medical Association President’s Task Force on Obesity and is CEO of Diet Free Life.

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