Eating and exercise go hand in hand. When and what you eat can be important to how you feel when you exercise, whether it’s a casual workout or training for a competition.
Eating too much before you exercise can leave you feeling sluggish. Eating too little might not give you the energy to keep you feeling strong throughout your workout. Most of the energy you got from dinner the previous night is used up by morning, and your blood sugar might be low. Don’t forget to drink fluids. You need adequate fluids before, during and after exercise to help prevent dehydration.
When it comes to eating and exercise, everyone is different. So pay attention to how you feel during your workout and to your overall performance. Let your experience guide you on which pre- and post-exercise eating habits work best for you. Here’s a great article from Bicycling magazine on the importance of breakfast. Check out the table on “How to Fuel for Your Ride” for excellent tips on making wise breakfast choices. Eat, Ride, Enjoy!
LiNiTo took a little break at the end of the summer (well, we were actually trying to extend our summer) and took a trip to visit some friends in Greenville, SC. Here we are heading north on the Swamp Rabbit Trail on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Join us on our next tour (we promise to keep it local)! Find out more by clicking on the Bicycle Tours link above.
Not that we’ll be doing any outdoor riding around here for a while, but here’s an article with some tips for avoiding a flat tire: http://www.cycling-inform.com/five-tips-to-help-avoid-bicycle-punctures/
OK…we’ve had enough already. All of this snow is getting very old. We need to think about some nice warm relaxing rides and not this!
Thanks to all our friends and customers for stopping by to visit us at Linito’s first visit to the Chicago Winter Bike Swap! We had a great time!
With the sun shining and the temperature heading towards 50 degrees, I had to take the bike out for a short ride around the block. My neighbors think I’m nuts!
Today’s the coldest day in Chicago history. Time to think some warm thoughts!