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Best foods to eat before and after your workout

eat-workoutFrom Rose Alcantara:

I love good food.

That probably is no shock to those who know me.

But I can’t always eat what I want, when I want. Especially if I am teaching Pilates classes. If you think it is hard exercising on a full stomach, try teaching all day that way!

But there are good foods to eat before working out (in moderation of course) — and foods that will maximize the benefits of your workout to eat when you are done.

Todd McCullough, founder of TMAC Fitness in California, offers some good suggestions for fueling up before a workout and replenishing afterward.  Read all about it right here.

McCullough’s philosophy on eating is kind of interesting, too: “If I can plant it, pick it or catch it, then I can eat it. If not, then I stay away.”

What do you think about that?

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10 ways to ease those sore muscles from your workout

The POPSUGAR website recommends 10 things you can do to avoid muscle soreness after a good workout. (Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography)

The POPSUGAR website recommends 10 things you can do to avoid muscle soreness after a good workout. (Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography)

I love hearing how sore some people are two and three days after a Pilates session on the reformer. It is called delayed onset muscle soreness and it means we got into areas that aren’t used to being worked.

Understand, the pain gives me no pleasure but the message it is sending to your body does.

Once you have received that message — that those muscles have been worked hard —  you don’t want it to linger, do you?

Here’s a quick list of 10 steps you should always take before, during, and after a workout.