Fighting Novel Coronavirus: Eat well before you run
There are many dos and don’ts for pre-exercise diets. Dietitian Sylvia Lam has offered some useful guidelines on foods to eat and avoid before a run. Check to see if you’ve been neglecting any of them!
A moderate amount of exercise and a well-balanced diet can help us stay healthy and maintain our immunity. Dietitian Sylvia Lam shares with you good pre-workout eating habits to support your healthy lifestyle.
Eat well, run well
Eating the right foods before a run can enhance your exercise performance and help improve your overall health. But there is some confusion as to what to eat and what not to eat before a workout. Since many Hong Kong people like jogging, let’s take a look at the dos and don’ts for your pre-run nutrition.
Pre-run diet - dos and don’ts
Outdoor activities, such as jogging on a promenade or sports ground, can help your body produce more Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Adequate vitamin D helps maintain immunity and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, even diabetes and heart disease.
Ms Sylvia Lam, Accredited Practising Dietitian (Australia, DAA). Accredited Dietitian (HKAAD), Full Member and External Affairs Officer of the Hong Kong Dietitians Association.