3 new studies reveal that the right foods at the right time may improve results.
Getting a great workout goes beyond the number of reps you do or the miles you log on the treadmill. "The food you put into your body before and after you exercise can do a lot to either help or hurt your fitness," says Kristine Clark, Ph.D., R.D., director of sports nutrition at Pennsylvania State University. In fact, three new studies reveal that the right eats (enjoyed at the right time) can help increase your fat burn, boost your strength and curb post-workout pain. (Get moving with the songs on our workout playlist here.)