The Best Things You Should Drink Before And After Working Out
October 19, 2015
Exercising puts extra strain on your body (obviously) so you want to make sure you’re drinking and eating the proper things. What you drink before and after a workout can seriously impact your routine. With that in mind, here’s a look at what you should be drinking before and after exercising.
Water: This may be obvious, but a lot of people (myself included) often forget to drink the proper amount of water throughout the day. You should drink about 20 ounces of water one to two hours before a workout. This way your body will be fully hydrated, and if you’re hydrated you are less prone to injury and you will maintain a normal body temperature.
Coffee: If you have 12 ounces of coffee before a workout, you will give yourself a jolt of energy and it will also boost your endurance.
Coconut water: Coco water is naturally filled with magnesium, potassium and sodium. Instead of pumping your body with sugary sports drinks, grab a bottle of coconut water!
Tomato juice: When you exercise, you sweat out a lot of electrolytes. Again, instead of replacing electrolytes with a sugary sports drink, reach for a glass of tomato juice. It’s filled with potassium and sodium. Tomato juice is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t like the taste of coconut water!
Ginger: Most workouts are going to leave your muscles sore. Ginger root is an anti-inflammatory so it helps with post-workout aches and pains.