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Decoding sports nutrition can be complex when trying to understand when and what your body needs to optimise your performance.

Lifeplus has made it simple for you by developing the Be System. Using our Be products, rest assured you have all the right nutrients before, during and after your exercise so you can perform to your best and beat your goals.

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Whether you class yourself as an athlete or if you’re simply exercising to improve your health, making better decisions with your nutrition can result in improved performance, recovery and injury prevention.

Before – Fuel up and go!

Priming your body by getting the right balance of macro-nutrients (fats, carbs and proteins) in your diet on a regular basis, helps you power through your workout and prepares you for optimal performance every single time. Simple pre-workout nutrition practices can go a long way in helping you perform better and recover faster.

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Warming up is critical to help prevent injury and prepping your body. You should spend at least 5 minutes warming up your body before any workout. A good warm up prior to a workout ensures that your muscles are well supplied with oxygen. It also raises your muscle temperature for optimal flexibility and efficiency during your workout.

When is the best time to exercise to achieve better results?

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Studies show that training in the mid-afternoon to evening can maximise performance and benefit from optimal hormone production. Optimal body temperature for training normally occurs during this time, providing you with ideal joint mobility and safety, metabolism, and muscular blood flow. But remember - any exercise is better than none and it all depends on individual goals. Be Focused helps you to stay motivated any time of day – so you can fit it in to your busy lifestyle.

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Studies show that training in the mid-afternoon to evening can maximise performance and benefit from optimal hormone production. Optimal body temperature for training normally occurs during this time, providing you with ideal joint mobility and safety, metabolism, and muscular blood flow. But remember - any exercise is better than none and it all depends on individual goals. Be Focused helps you to stay motivated any time of day – so you can fit it in to your busy lifestyle.

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Studies show that training in the mid-afternoon to evening can maximise performance and benefit from optimal hormone production. Optimal body temperature for training normally occurs during this time, providing you with ideal joint mobility and safety, metabolism, and muscular blood flow. But remember - any exercise is better than none and it all depends on individual goals. Be Focused helps you to stay motivated any time of day – so you can fit it in to your busy lifestyle.

During – Keep moving for longer

During regular exercise, hydration is key to help keep you moving for longer. Dehydration can occur through the act of sweating so it’s important to refuel during a workout. It helps with the balance of electrolytes which serves many roles to help the body maintain proper function. For optimal hydration, you should choose a drink that is easily digested so the vital nutrients are directed to the right place in the body straight away.

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Keeping hydrated is critical to supplying your muscles with needed electrolytes. Without electrolytes, muscles cannot move or contract causing low performance and cramping. Every 15-20 minutes, you should have 250ml of water. Headaches, coughing, a dry mouth and eyes are all key signals of dehydration.

How much more oxygen does your body require during exercise?

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Oxygen and water are the two things your body needs most to function. Normally, your body breathes around 126-190 gallons of air per hour. When exercising, this amount can increase to 23783 gallons per hour for the average person, as you start to breathe faster and heavier, expelling water with every breath. Keep hydrated with Be Sustained!

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Oxygen and water are the two things your body needs most to function. Normally, your body breathes around 126-190 gallons of air per hour. When exercising, this amount can increase to 23783 gallons per hour for the average person, as you start to breathe faster and heavier, expelling water with every breath. Keep hydrated with Be Sustained!

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Oxygen and water are the two things your body needs most to function. Normally, your body breathes around 126-190 gallons of air per hour. When exercising, this amount can increase to 23783 gallons per hour for the average person, as you start to breathe faster and heavier, expelling water with every breath. Keep hydrated with Be Sustained!

After – Recover and Replenish

Immediately after you’ve exercised, your body tries to replenish its glycogen levels within muscles, and it takes time to rehydrate and repair. Without eating the right nutrients soon after you exercise, the speed at which you recover between workouts will determine your performance moving forward.

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Replenish your body with the all-important nutrients after a workout. Essential amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine) are key to a speedy recovery. And don’t forget, a workout should be followed by a fast-digesting meal which consists of simple carbs and proteins to make sure your body is refuelled so you can do it all again, faster and stronger.

How long does it take for your muscles to fully recover after one workout?

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There are two types of muscle soreness which exist – acute and delayed. Acute soreness, which is the accumulation of waste products in the muscle, occurs during and immediately following physical activity. Delayed soreness, which is the result of small amounts of structural damage, occurs after the exercise is completed and typically peaks in intensity within 1-3 days6 following unusually vigorous exercise. It then slowly disappears up to seven days after exercise. Be Recharged consists of BCAAs which support the maintenance and growth of muscles during this process.

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There are two types of muscle soreness which exist – acute and delayed. Acute soreness, which is the accumulation of waste products in the muscle, occurs during and immediately following physical activity. Delayed soreness, which is the result of small amounts of structural damage, occurs after the exercise is completed and typically peaks in intensity within 1-3 days6 following unusually vigorous exercise. It then slowly disappears up to seven days after exercise. Be Recharged consists of BCAAs which support the maintenance and growth of muscles during this process.

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There are two types of muscle soreness which exist – acute and delayed. Acute soreness, which is the accumulation of waste products in the muscle, occurs during and immediately following physical activity. Delayed soreness, which is the result of small amounts of structural damage, occurs after the exercise is completed and typically peaks in intensity within 1-3 days6 following unusually vigorous exercise. It then slowly disappears up to seven days after exercise. Be Recharged consists of BCAAs which support the maintenance and growth of muscles during this process.

Perform to your best by fuelling your body before, during and after your workout with all the right nutrients. Our Be products can give your body the support it needs to beat your goals.

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Hear from people who have felt the benefits of Be…

" The Be products are making a gigantic difference in my life. I’ve wanted to be more active but I couldn’t leave the sofa. With Be Focused, it was no longer a problem. Be Sustained was easy for me to build up condition. And Be Recharged got rid of my usual muscle pains which would have lessened my enthusiasm to do it all again. "

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References

  1. Healthline. 2016. Pre-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat Before a Workout. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/eat-before-workout. [Accessed 12 April 2018].
  2. Human Kinetics. 2010. Dehydration and its effects on performance. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpts/excerpts/dehydration-and-its-effects-on-performance. [Accessed 12 April 2018].
  3. Boutellier U, Buchel R, Kundert A, Spengler C (1992) The respiratory system as an exercise limiting factor in normal trained subjects. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol 65:347–353
  4. Healthline. 2016. Post-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat After a Workout. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/eat-after-workout. [Accessed 12 April 2018].
  5. Barder, O., 2003. Running for Fitness. 1st ed. United Kingdom: Globe Pequot Press.
  6. McArdle, William D., F.I. Katch & V.L. Katch. Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. Philadelphia, PA: Lea & Febiger, 1991.