Last night, Dr. Bailey gave an excellent presentation on how to properly fuel your body before, during, and after exercise. This topic can go in a number of different directions, based on your individual fitness goals as well as your body type. Nutrition protocols and recommendations are and should be different depending on if you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, and the type of exercise that you are participating in. This article is going to be more of a generalized recap, with pretty standard tips and recommendations for anyone who regularly exercise.
The benefits of exercise are abundant. Heart health, brain function, mood, weight loss, and bone structure, among other things, can all be improved with proper exercise. However, like most things, there can be some uncomfortable side effects from exercise. One of the most common, especially for people who are new or returning to an exercise routine after some time off, is known as delayed onset muscle soreness.