Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition
Pre- and post-workout nutrition is critical for optimizing athletic performance and recovery. Pre-workout meals should be rich in carbohydrates for energy, with moderate protein and low fat to ease digestion. Post-workout nutrition should focus on carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores and protein for muscle repair. Timing is important, with a recommendation to consume a post-workout meal or snack within 30 to 60 minutes after exercise for optimal recovery.