Congratulations from FUTURELIFE
A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you that took part in the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon!
As a partner to this event, FUTURELIFE® are very proud to have been involved in not only cheering you all on at the respective race finishes, but also providing the tasty take homes of FUTURELIFE® products!
Now that the big race is over, take a look at our post-race tips to speed up your recovery:
- DON’T JUST SIT THERE: Make sure that you keep walking and moving to improve the blood flow and transport of essential nutrients and oxygen to your tired muscles. It will also help with the removal of metabolic wastes produced during the run.
- NUTRITION, NUTRITION, NUTRITION!: That continuous hunger you feel the week after the race isn’t just in your mind, you need replenishing! Focus on good hydration, plenty of carbohydrate-rich meals and snacks to get your glycogen stores up and include a protein source with each meal for muscle repair and blood glucose control. Try FUTURELIFE® Smart Drink it’s a great snack in the recovery process, providing Carbohydrates, Protein and Electrolytes, as well as Vitamins and Minerals in a natural food matrix- not to mention it tastes great!
- KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG! Research suggests that your risk for catching a cold or the flu is elevated during the 2 weeks following a marathon. Try minimize stress, sleep well, practice good hygiene and most importantly eat well! FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ not only provides an array of 21 much-needed vitamins and minerals, but it further contains MODUCARE®, a clinically researched blend of plant sterols and sterolins proven to support the immune system and assist in post-exercise recovery.
FUTURELIFE®’S HERE TO HELP!
You may have sworn off running the minute you crossed over that finish line, but as all runners know, those fresh early morning road runs always call. With the next race around the corner, and Winter looming, it’s never too late to take a closer look at your nutrition.
Are you finding that the kilometre’s you’ve put on the road aren’t reflecting in your waist size, or you’re just not getting in the nutrition to support the amount of exercise you’re doing? FUTURELIFE®’s eating plans are here to help, whether it be a vague guide or a stringent commitment, browse through to find one that suits you: http://futurelife.co.za/category/eating-plans/
Fancy yourself a Foodie? Have a go at our FUTURELIFE® recipes for creative ways to enjoy these nutritious meals to support your training: http://futurelife.co.za/category/recipes/
Still looking for nutritional guidance, pop our Dietitians a note http://futurelife.co.za/contact/#expert