During these uncertain and difficult times, we’re all in the same boat of feeling overwhelmed, worried and downright sluggish. With the world as we once knew it being temporarily made so much smaller as we are confined to our houses in lockdown, working out is more important than ever right now. To keep us and our bodies feeling good, exercise is vital to get those happy endorphins flowing.
PRE-WORK OUT SNACKS TO BOOST YOUR MOTIVATION
Never fear, we’ve got you covered with our round up of the best pre-work out snacks to boost your motivation. Whether your workout consists of cardio, weights, yoga, or an intense circuit, don’t start without these tips on the ultimate energy boosting pre-workout game snacks you need. ‘Cos after all, more energy = better results.
Rich in calcium, protein, Vitamin E and iron, almond butter is a pre-workout healthy snack that’s endlessly versatile. Spread some almond butter on a few apple slices, celery sticks, or toast. Or if you have a little more time to spare work it into a smoothie for seriously tasty results.
When it comes to a pre-work out sugar boost, nature’s candy is the only kind of candy you should be looking at. Said to improve brain function and focus, adorn a fruit bowl with plenty of blueberries or just reach for a handful pre-exercising to give yourself a much-needed boost.
A fool proof go-to, starting your day or your workout with a bowl of porridge is said to work wonders for your energy due to oats being complex carbohydrates that release energy slowly to keep you feeling on it and awake over a longer period of time. Level up this pre-work out snack and sprinkle your porridge with blueberries or a spoonful of almond butter.
An energy boosting carb full of calcium and Vitamin D, Greek Yogurt is also said to make you feel fuller for longer and stave off hunger – perfect for when you’re just about to get into a longer or more intense workout. Pour lashings of this good stuff over a fruit bowl when it comes to your pre-work out meal and you’ll be good to go.
If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, homemade protein balls are about to become your new pre-workout snack saviour. A super energy boosting snack packed with all the good stuff, make your own using a combination of protein powder, peanut butter, honey, coconut and oats and any fruit of your choice. We recommend cranberries or cinnamon.