The Best Pre-Workout Snacks to Eat Based on Time of Day

The Best Pre-Workout Snacks to Eat Based on Time of Day

If you are getting a workout in, what you eat before definitely matters. Why? Because food acts as fuel, so you can give that workout your all. You need to feel energized, awake, and ready to sweat it out and push yourself, and if you feel starved and low in energy or too weighed down and full, you won’t be able to perform as well as you’d like to. And that defeats the whole purpose of booking that spin session or whipping out those gym clothes! And while the same nutrients for pre-workout grub apply no matter the time of day (think some complex carbs with a slight bit of fiber, a bit of sugar or sodium, and a little bit of protein and good fats to fill you up and settle the belly without overdoing it), the types of foods you are eating might differ a bit. Here’s a... Read More
A 5-minute yoga session to stretch and destress while in self-isolation

A 5-minute yoga session to stretch and destress while in self-isolation

Get your body moving and soothe your mind with this quick yoga session from fitness studio Lean Bean’s virtual programme. The coronavirus has changed your life. You’re stuck in self-isolation, have no gym to go to, and there’s a good chance you’ve been spending hours cooped up in front of your laptop as you try and adjust to life working from home. It’s in this time where exercise and movement has never been more important for your physical and mental health. “We’re not going about our usual busy lives at the moment and if we’re not getting the blood flowing, the health of your body and mind will quickly deteriorate,” founder of Lean Bean Fitness Lizzie Bland, tells body+soul. “Most of us are finding it harder to sleep because of anxiety around the situation but also because we haven’t burnt as much energy as we normally would in the day.”... Read More