Nutrition for Fitness and Exercise

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What is the recommended daily intake of carbohydrates for a person who weighs 70 kilograms?

140-210 grams

How often should you eat to support your fitness goals?

5-6 meals per day, spaced out every 2-3 hours

What is the recommended amount of water to drink 2-3 hours before exercise?

17-20 ounces

How many hours of sleep is recommended per night to support fitness goals?

7-9 hours

What is a recommended stress management technique?

Yoga or meditation

What is an important aspect of mental preparation for fitness?

Setting specific, achievable, and measurable goals

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Nutrition for Fitness

  • Macronutrients:
    • Carbohydrates: provide energy for workouts, 2-3 grams per kilogram of body weight daily
    • Protein: builds and repairs muscle tissue, 1.2-1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight daily
    • Fat: provides energy and supports hormone production, 0.5-1 gram per kilogram of body weight daily
  • Meal Frequency and Timing:
    • Eat 5-6 meals per day, spaced out every 2-3 hours
    • Post-workout meal: consume carbohydrates and protein within 30-60 minutes after exercise
  • Hydration:
    • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day
    • Aim to drink 17-20 ounces of water 2-3 hours before exercise

Wellness for Fitness

  • Sleep and Recovery:
    • Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night
    • Allow for 1-2 rest days per week for recovery
  • Stress Management:
    • Engage in stress-reducing activities, such as yoga or meditation, 2-3 times per week
    • Prioritize time management and goal setting to reduce stress
  • Mental Preparation:
    • Set specific, achievable, and measurable fitness goals
    • Focus on positive self-talk and visualization to boost confidence and motivation

Nutrition for Fitness

  • Carbohydrate Intake:
    • Daily requirement: 2-3 grams per kilogram of body weight
    • Provides energy for workouts
  • Protein Intake:
    • Daily requirement: 1.2-1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight
    • Builds and repairs muscle tissue
  • Fat Intake:
    • Daily requirement: 0.5-1 gram per kilogram of body weight
    • Provides energy and supports hormone production
  • Meal Frequency:
    • Eat 5-6 meals per day
    • Space out meals every 2-3 hours
  • Post-Workout Nutrition:
    • Consume carbohydrates and protein within 30-60 minutes after exercise
    • Enhances muscle recovery and growth

Hydration

  • Daily Water Intake:
    • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day
    • Essential for overall health and fitness
  • Pre-Workout Hydration:
    • Drink 17-20 ounces of water 2-3 hours before exercise
    • Prepares body for physical activity

Wellness for Fitness

  • Sleep and Recovery:
    • Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night
    • Essential for physical recovery and muscle growth
  • Rest Days:
    • Allow for 1-2 rest days per week
    • Enables body to recover and rebuild
  • Stress Management:
    • Engage in stress-reducing activities 2-3 times per week
    • Prioritize time management and goal setting
  • Mental Preparation:
    • Set specific, achievable, and measurable fitness goals
    • Focus on positive self-talk and visualization for motivation and confidence

Learn about the optimal macronutrient intake and meal frequency for fitness and exercise. Understand how carbohydrates, protein, and fat support your workout goals.

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