Add More Cardio Exercise

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

Almonds

Almonds

It may sound counterintuitive, but the more intensely you exercise the more damaging free radicals your body produces. Enter almonds. They’re a top source of antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acids, and vitamin E—all of which protect against harmful free radicals. In fact, cyclists who ate 60 almonds a day before meals for four weeks boosted their antioxidant capacity by 43 percent according to a study presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. They also increased their trial time distance by 5 percent too.

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