5 energizing foods to fuel your workout

Get the most out of your workout with these expert tips for maximizing athletic performance

fitness woman gym

Make nutrition a priority

Each spring, aspiring athletes seek figure-flattering workout wear to cover winter-weary bodies. Athletic gear is purchased and primed. Tires are pumped, wheels trued and iPods loaded with favourite tunes. Often overlooked is the major ingredient in any training regimen-a balanced nutrition plan. World Masters Champion cross-country skier Sheila Kealey recommends making proper eating a priority. “If you are going out for a bike ride you pump up your tires and put on your helmet. I think bringing something to eat and drink is just as important as getting ready to go out for your ride,” says Kealey, a research associate in nutritional epidemiology with the University of California.

Keep reading to find what can you do to fuel your fitness, and to check out the five energizing foods Kealey recommends.  >

    1   ...   >>    

Related content:

Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a severe mental illness in which periods of deep depression alternate with periods of overactive, excited behaviour, or mania and is also referred to as manic depression.


News: Boost your brain power with green tea

Want to give your brain a boost (and improve your memory)? It could be as simple as upping your intake of green tea. A new study, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, found that green tea extract improves brain function – especially working memory.After study volunteers were given a drink that contained green tea extract, they […]

Beauty: What’s new under the sun

Keep your eyes peeled for our Summer issue, on newsstand June 13.Among other great features, it boasts our annual sun care report, with a roundup of the latest sunscreens, and explanation of the role UVA rays play in sun exposure. A few new "broad spectrum" products hit my desk after the story went to press. […]


Eco-chic paint

Today’s wall coatings offer style with fewer harmful emissions

Five reasons to swim for health

  After watching Michael Phelps and Dara Torres in the Olympic Water Cube, I’ve decided to take a harder look at swimming; I’m even considering enrolling in a Masters Swimming program this fall. So what are the pros and cons of swimming, and what’s the best way to get back into the pool? Let’s start […]