- Have a fresh fruit or a handful of nuts and seeds before your workout
- They can boost your stamina and up your energy levels
- Replenish lost electrolytes to maintain good stamina
Workout tips: Your stamina can make or break your workout. If you have a good stamina, it can up your exercise performance and help you achieve quicker and better results. In one of latest Instagram Reels, nutritionist Pooja Makhija says that stamina is something you build and are not born with. Being physically active throughout the day, eating healthy foods and pushing your limits on a daily basis are a few ways that can help in boosting your stamina. Besides, there are other ways that can help in boosting your stamina before workouts.
Workout tips: Ways to boost your stamina before workout
Eat a good pre-workout snack
According to Mumbai-based Makhija, eating a good pre-workout snack can help in boosting your stamina and making you feel more energetic through the workout. You can have a fresh and seasonal fruit like a banana or orange. A handful of nuts along with one date also makes for a great pre-workout snacking option.
Nut butter on toast or a cup of yogurt with chia seeds and flaxseeds is another great pre-workout snacks, as per the nutritionist.
While some fitness trainers recommend not drinking water while exercising, Makhija says that you should in fact drink water throughout your workout. It can help in maintaining and even boosting your stamina during your workouts.
Replace lost electrolytes
When you exercise, you sweat. In this process, there occurs a loss of electrolytes and water. To replenish your electrolyte balance, you can have drinks like coconut water, fresh sugarcane juice or even take vitamin c supplements.
Do an exercise you enjoy
This stands true for both your diet and workout. You must always stick to workouts that you enjoy. Without being too hard on yourself, you should do exercises that do challenge you, but are also fun for you. You can opt for doing aerobics, Zumba, dance, tabata or HIIT. As far as the exercise is something that you naturally enjoy, you will automatically put in more effort to up your exercise performance as well as stamina.
"Stamina is something you build and are not burn with. Whatever good things we build, end up building us," says Makhija in the video.
(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, dietitian and author)
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