The sports nutrition industry is certainly booming. So it’s no surprise that television commercials and magazine ads—and websites, too (guilty!)—are loaded with ads for foods and drinks that help you “refuel” and “recharge” after a workout.
While there’s a time and place for these products—more on them in a minute—not every workout demands an immediate snack or meal, says Rob Danoff, DO, a Philadelphia-based physician with a subspecialty in sports medicine.
“People ask me all the time, ‘Do I have to refuel after exercise?’ ” Danoff says. “The answer I usually give them is no.” Especially if you’ve only engaged in a light workout—say, a gentle yoga class, or a short run—your body doesn’t need to replace much, Danoff says.
“If you exercised first thing in the morning before breakfast, then of course you need to eat something,” he says. “But if you’ve eaten a meal during the last four to six hours, you really don’t need food right after a light or moderate workout.”
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By: Markham Heid