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Power Your Workout

Power Your Workout

Our bodies are a lot like cars — if you don’t fuel them up, they are not going to go!  So make sure you are priming your body for high energy exercise. What you eat and drink before, during, and after your workouts can make a world of difference in how you feel and how you perform.

Not just for Rabbits

When you exercise, your body uses up even more vitamins and minerals to help recover and repair muscles than usual. That’s why it’s important to aim
for eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Fresh Express® bagged salads make getting your veggies easy and delicious. Pre-washed and pre-cut, these salads are ready to go when you are ready to eat! Top with a reduced- fat dressing, sliced veggies, and grilled chicken, and you are moments away from a light lunch or dinner.

We Will Rock You

If you haven’t heard of Rockin’ Refuel ™ yet, hold on to your sneakers! Recent research has demonstrated that milk, especially chocolate milk, is one of the best recovery drinks for high-intensity activities, such as football, basketball, running, soccer, and other strength and endurance sports. Rockin’ Refuel™ is real milk, but with 40 percent more protein than regular milk to refuel and repair muscles. It’s got fluid to rehydrate, and electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, and calcium to replenish what is lost in sweat. That calcium also helps to maintain strong bones and prevent stress fractures. Drink up and rock out!


Protein is the building block of muscle, so when you exercise you need to make sure you are giving your body the tools it needs to maintain and build muscle strength. Egg Beaters® are an active person’s best friend — a low calorie and high protein food that’s made from real eggs, fat free and cholesterol free, and is tasty on its own or included in your favorite recipe. Just one quartercup serving provides 6 grams of protein, and is a good source of several vitamins including riboflavin, vitamin B12, and folate.  For recipe ideas check out

Do I Need a Vitamin?

Taking a multivitamin is a good idea for people at risk for developing nutrient deficiencies, such as those who restrict their intake, those with food allergies/intolerances and “picky” eaters. Also, when we exercise we use more vitamins and minerals in repairing our bodies. Also, when we exercise we use more vitamins and minerals to repair our bodies. Reach for a multivitamin supplement to fill in the nutritional gaps when your bidy needs more than your diet is providing.

Early Fuel Up

It is important that you start your day with breakfast, regardless of your fitness level. Research has shown that people who regularly eat breakfast perform better throughout the day, both mentally and physically. Breakfast eaters are also less likely to be overweight! To jump start your morning, a bowl of Total® Plus Omega-3s will provide you with 100% Daily Value of 12 vitamins and minerals, while also providing 10 percent of omega-3 ALA fatty acids from flaxseed, and 4 grams of fiber. Pair with a cup of skim milk for an added protein punch, and your day will be off to an awesome start.

Hydration Station

Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty, you could already be dehydrated?  That is why it is so important to be conscious of the amount of fluid you take in, especially if you are active.  And now that it is summer, we need even more fluids in this heat.

Nestle® Pure Life® water is purified using reverse osmosis and is enhanced with minerals to ensure a crisp, clean taste. It’s an excellent zerosugar, zero-calorie way to keep your body hydrated.  Keep it on hand before, during, and after your regular workout sessions to ensure you are getting enough to



Printed on July 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm