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What to eat before you run

We are all probably very good with memorising the basic routine of jogging or a mini run, and the fact that exercise goes hand in hand with a good diet . Some forget or willingly don’t eat before a jog (maybe thinking it will help lose weight). Eating before a jog not only fills your stomach, but also gives vital fuel for your muscles. Here are recommended foods for daily runners and you seldom runners too.

 

Fitness Tips

Tabata: Burn the fat, keep the muscle

Looking for high intensity training to burn calories and build muscle mass in a short space of time? Then Tabata is for you. This challenging fitness style is widely being used by athletes to increase cardiovascular fitness/endurance and by all for weight loss. Youth Fit Africa chatted with Sarah Ezzideen, student liaison officer at Health & Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA) and qualified personal trainer, about burning more fat, while gaining lean muscle mass in a short space of time.

 

My Story

Running my first marathon

More than any other fitness or sporting activity, running is what I enjoy most. It’s very good for your health, and provides a great workout, strengthening and toning your muscles. I believe most importantly, running is a good way to lose weight and generally get fitter.

 

   

Readers Fitness

Swimming on top

Never in my entire life had i thought of myself as part swimming.

 

Nutrition

4 healthy comfort foods

The weather is turning cold and for many of us, this means reaching for our comfort foods. What better way to chase away the winter blues? Unfortunately, our favourite meals often leave us feeling happy and guilty at the same time, for knowingly consuming so many calories. But fear not, here are few comfort foods that are less in calories, and healthy.

 

Fitness Tips

Recovering after back to back games

The physical nature of sport requires one to keep their bodies in top shape to avoid injuries. Even with extensive training and preparation, players are left physically exhausted at the end of a game. It is important that individuals take proper steps towards replenishing and repairing their bodies to recover their strength and stamina for the next performance.

   
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