Issue 37: Nutrition for exercise

Here are some of our best resources on fueling for exercise to help you get more out of every training session.

Pre- and post-workout nutrition is often overlooked, particularly amongst recreational gym goers. Eating too much or too little before and after exercise can prolong recovery and leave you feeling fatigued and uncomfortable—none of which make exercise particularly fun.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our best resources on fueling for exercise to help you get more out of every training session. From eating before a morning workout to protein powder, this edition is jam-packed with science-backed exercise nutrition tips.

Here's to feeling fitter and stronger than ever, Elos!

1. Is protein powder the secret to faster recovery?

Research shows that consuming protein after a workout can enhance recovery and improve muscle synthesis. But it's not always easy to get it in. That's where protein powder can help.

2. How to lose weight without killing your exercise routine.

Weight loss often results in muscle loss, but it doesn't have to be that way. You can shed body fat without compromising your muscle, however, there are a few additional nutrition considerations.

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3. Should you eat breakfast before a morning workout?

Find out why having a snack before your morning workout can be beneficial. Pro tip: Pre-workout is all about carbohydrate—save the bacon and eggs for later in the day.

4. The ultimate guide to nutrition for runners.

Whether you love a leisurely jaunt or are striving for a new PR, running (and other forms of exercise) come with some unique nutrition considerations. Learn what do eat before, during, and after exercise to get the most out of every session.

5. Creatine: The workout supplement with benefits beyond exercise.

Creatine has long been a favorite among bodybuilders and strength athletes, but new research shows that it's much more than that. Read on to find out how this amino acid derivative can help build muscle, enhance brain function, and improve blood sugar.