6 tips to boost your energy during sport

According to Healthline, training on an empty stomach can lead to low blood sugar and dizziness, but if you’re healthy, your body will draw its fuel from fat stores. Besides, there’s nothing like sunlight to wake you up and recharge your batteries.

Doping with caffeine

Many people drink coffee before exercising, for two reasons. The first: caffeine makes you feel more alert, more awake. The second: several theories claim that it helps burn more calories and fat during training. And if you don’t like coffee, some teas and food supplements also contain caffeine.

Fill up on vitamins

Vitamin B is the “boost” substance par excellence because it helps release energy from food. It is found, for example, in seeds, nuts, offal, pulses or green vegetables, fruits and dairy products. If you develop a deficiency in vitamin B or other nutrients and minerals, you may become more tired on a daily basis, which will prevent you from training properly.

Eat enough calories

If you want to lose weight, you have to eat less, it’s true, but it’s the calories that give your body the energy it needs. If you restrict your diet too much, you may get tired faster, get headaches, lose muscle, and slow your metabolism. Choose foods such as bananas, watermelon, pineapple and wheat.

Stay hydrated

Physical effort leads to water loss through perspiration, but you know that water is essential for survival. A dehydrated body is a weak body. So make sure you always have a bottle of water at hand during training.

Sleep more

Do you sleep less than 7 to 8 hours a night? You may think it’s no big deal, that’s enough for you, but lack of sleep prevents the brain and muscles from recovering from the exertions they had to put in during the day. You probably won’t notice it right away, but you’ll notice the difference working out after a restful night’s sleep (and you’ll wake up more energized).

Via GQ Mexico

Translation by Sandra Proutry-Skrzypek