Best Post (after)-Workout Foods and Drinks!!!

Everyone needs to replenish after a stressful workout. Your body has now used the energy from protein and carbs in the body to fuel you. Now replenish it with some amazing things that it will thank you for the next day!!!

1. Check out BCAA’s and SAA’s. They stand for Branch Chain Amino Acids! What are they? The building blocks of protein of course!! They help us restore the muscles we have just worked on and make them stronger. Remember, more muscle, more fat burn. Plus, if these have a good amount of Glutamine, you’re less likely to have the muscle pain next day.

2. Dark leafy greens! -The antioxidants in the greens help with post-workout inflammation, which also helps with soreness. They also have omega 3’s which you need EVERYDAY! So saute that asparagus and bake those kale chips!

3. Hemp seeds. Now these lovely things not only help with omega 3’s, they can also be added to smoothies! It is one of the BEST plant based proteins on the market. It helps you stay fuller, longer. So as to avoid the post-workout munchies.

4. Electrolyte enhanced water. I usually acquire a bottle of Aqua Hydrate water from GNC as often as possible, because it has a ph balance of 9!!! That’s pretty high on the alkaline scale! Its a great way to nourish your body with detoxified water and boost the alkalinity of your body! Or you can┬ámake your own, by blending lemon juice, sea salt, a date and a small amount of dulse (seaweed) flakes, or choose an electrolyte powder that is made without artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

5. Whey protein (for the non-vegetarians) – It instantly fuels your body with protein and Amino acids to be pulled for recovery of broken down muscle tissue. It can also help with LEAN muscle gain!

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Intro to this thing called WELLNESS…

What is wellness? What does it mean to be “well”?

Hmm, If you want the dictionary term:

1. The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
OR
2.An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
Credit to the magical http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wellness?s=t for helping me with that one.
My definition? Feeling good about yourself inside, keeping your body in a healthy state, eating what you KNOW is good for you, and encouraging others wellness efforts as well.
As usual, we all crave to live a long life… Every chance we get we scroll through articles on Facebook, looking for the magic food, pill, or drink to instantly fix our problems. The unfortunate truth is that there is no magical fruit, pill or liquid to fix the belly fat or add the weight, or lower the cholesterol.
The purpose of this blog is to give you realistic advice on a broad spectrum of health issues, and make it simple in a step by step form to follow. Take the stress out of getting healthy and put your foot down to magic pills and pushy program sellers. Take charge of your own wellness, and get ready to take notes… This is YOUR fitness, YOUR way.