1. Hydrate Properly
Your body cannot perform to it’s full potential if it is not properly hydrated, and that does not just mean sipping a little water mid-sweat. You need to drink enough water before, during and after your workout to see the best results. If you’re not sure if you are hydrated enough, take a look at your urine the next time you go to the bathroom (lovely, we know). If it is bright yellow you are dehydrated; the goal is pale yellow.

2. Fuel Your Fitness Routine
If you are trying to lose weight, then it might seem like eating less and working out more is the answer. In reality, it’s not necessarily about eating less, but eating less crap and eating more of the good-for-you foods that fuel your body. It’s a good idea to eat slow-digesting carbs such as whole grains, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and fruit before a workout. In addition, avoid foods that are high in fat before a sweat session, as these foods can make you feel sluggish because there is less blood flow to your muscles (and more blood flow focused on helping you process those fatty foods).

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