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Get your sneakers ready: This month's Healthy Habits challenge is to work out at least 3 times a week. Find a complete cardio guide, nutrition tips, and coaching advice to help reach your goals.

10 Best Foods and Drinks for Exercising

Get the 411 on what to eat and drink before, during, and after exercise. By Karen Ansel, MS, RD

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Ginger

Ginger

Does your workout leave you aching? Instead heading to the medicine cabinet for a couple of aspirin, make a b-line to the kitchen for some ginger. According to a 2010 Journal of Pain study this potent anti-inflammatory root eases post exercise muscle pain. It’s also been shown to reduce joint stiffness and swelling too. Try fresh ginger in Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Refresher (pictured) as an after-workout snack or Curry Ginger Butternut Squash Soup for a soothing supper.

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