Are you an athlete looking to enhance your performance through proper nutrition? Well, you've come to the right place! In today's article, we explore the world of cookbooks specifically tailored for athletes. From mouthwatering recipes to expert advice, we'll uncover the best resources to fuel your body and optimize your athletic performance. So, let's dive right in!
Running is a high-intensity cardiovascular exercise that has been shown to increase metabolism both during and after a workout. I recently ran for 30 days straight and detailed my experiences. The act of running places demands on the body that require energy to be expended, which in turn boosts metabolism. Studies have shown that regular running can lead to long-term increases in metabolism, as well as improvements in overall fitness and body composition. Additionally, running can help to build lean muscle mass, which further increases metabolism.
We are what we eat. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we've all heard that one before.
Yet, if you're a serious athlete, this is the one area where it's easy to fall down.
Workout routines, practices, video sessions, etc. are all executed with a plan. Why, then, do so many athletes not have a plan when it comes to what they eat?
Eating Healthy to Start the New Year
Let's face it. It's January, and while your New Year's resolution may already be up in flames, the year is still young! It's no secret that proper nutrition can improve athletic performance, but diets can vary depending on your goals. Regardless of priorities, having an understanding of how macro nutrients work together, nutrient timing, and the importance of hydration and sleep can completely change how you live your life.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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