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Why Proper Nutrition Is So Important to Effective Exercise November 3, 2016

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Why Proper Nutrition Is So Important to Effective Exercise, Honolulu, Hawaii

The food you consume can either give you the energy you need to thrive or slow you down completely. The experts from IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health in Honolulu, HI, are here to explain how proper nutrition can give your workout a much-needed boost.

Exercise strengthens your muscles, improves your cardiovascular health, and burns fat. However, your body can’t do this all on its own — it also needs food for fuel. Carbohydrates give you the energy you need to sustain yourself during physical activity, whether you’re playing tennis or running a marathon. So before you exercise, help yourself to some carbs in the form of whole grains or fresh fruit. Protein is also important to promote muscle growth and prevent or recover from injury. Meanwhile, vegetables, healthy fats, and an overall well-rounded diet will give you the vitamins and minerals you need to feel and perform your best.

nutritionWhen combined with exercise, proper nutrition helps your organs function well, from your heart to your kidneys. It can also help you maintain a healthy weight. Eventually, excessive weight gain can lead to issues like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and even cancer.

If you eat unhealthily or to excess, exercise will not be sufficient to combat potential negative health repercussions. Those who don’t eat well may find themselves more easily winded or fatigued during exercise. Plus, they may experience unwanted weight gain despite working out regularly. This is because your body needs to burn off as many calories as you consume in one day in order to maintain your current weight. For that reason, eating healthy foods packed with fiber, nutrients, and protein is vital. These foods will not only fill you up, but they will also give you the strength you need to conquer everything life brings, from your next marathon to your next seasonal cold.

To learn more about living healthily and well, contact the osteopathic physicians at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health. From wellness coaching to sports medicine, these nutrition experts will help you excel. Call today at (808) 521-8170 or visit the website for more information. You can also connect with them on Facebook.

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