Stay fit, stay happy!
One of the most important exercise one can add to their daily routine is running – 40-45 minutes of a good run go a long way in improving not only your health but also gives you good fitness. However, one should always be careful about the diet and things to avoid before you get all decked up for a run.
- Skip the Carbs
Refrain from eating carbs at all cost before going for a run. There is already plenty of carbs stored in your muscles and you definitely do not need any surplus. Hence, if you are planning to head out for a morning run, eat something which is easy to digest, like bananas or oatmeal.
- Go slow on Spices
Imagine you are in the middle of your routine and suddenly your stomach cramps up and you now need to rush to the washroom. Not a very pleasant scenario, is it? Hence, it is advisable for you to not consume anything which is spicy or food which has a high-fibre content.
- Load on HE Foods
You need enough energy for a good run and hence, we suggest you look at foods which include whole-grain bread, avocados, beetroot, spinach – these are high-energy foods and will help you run for a longer period of time. Also, you can consider beetroot as it is a great source of nitric oxide for the body and will keep your energy levels high.
- Hydration is everything
Always keep yourself hydrated and have lemon water, fruit juice, or green tea before heading out.
Avoid consuming apples, broccoli, legumes or large amounts of caffeine before a run as these might impede you from achieving your target.
However, you can look at banana, whole-wheat bread, almonds, oatmeal and other leafy stuff which will keep your energy levels high during the run.
Most importantly, start the routine!