Should We Exercise First Or Have Breakfast First?
Hello, I want to ask if we want to exercise in the morning, should we have breakfast first or not? What time is good for morning exercise?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Have breakfast before exercising or vice versa, actually that is your decision. This will depend on your habits. If you are the type who rarely eats breakfast because time forces you to just eat a lot in the afternoon and evening, it doesn't matter if you exercise first because you still have enough energy from the night.
But if you are the type to eat dinner in the afternoon, if you exercise right away in the morning, it could be that the energy you need to exercise becomes less and you will do the movements with less than the maximum, so you should have breakfast first. Then keep in mind, if you want to have breakfast or a big meal before exercise, the best break is 2 hours, because after 2 hours, there is no food in the stomach that can make your stomach ache if you exercise. You can eat snacks such as wafers, biscuits and energy bars for up to half an hour before exercising.
When choosing to eat after exercising also needs to be realized, not because our hunger is peaked, instead we eat more calories removed. So ideally, when we do sports, we should not be hungry because later there will be no energy, and also should not be full because later the stomach will feel pain and movement is not optimal. Also, make sure the food you eat, regardless of before or after exercise contains lots of protein such as those found in eggs, cheese, yogurt, beef and chicken breast, to help speed up recovery so that the body is ready to exercise again. Do not forget to always consume enough water to scan the condition of lack of fluids. So, hopefully answering your question.