Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

Drink fluids and eat a snack

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(HealthDay News) -- To help your body recover after a tough run, it's important to refuel with the right nutrients and plenty of fluids.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

  • Weigh yourself before and after a run to see how much fluid you've lost.
  • Drink 1 1/2 times the amount of fluid lost on a run.
  • Within 30 minutes of finishing your run, eat a high-carbohydrate, nutritious snack.
  • Fruit and vegetable drinks, sports drinks, chocolate milk and smoothies are great ways to rehydrate and refuel after a run.


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