Wellness is all about balance, so to feel and function at your best, it’s important to take a holistic approach. During this time of social distancing, proper nutrition and hydration and adequate rest and self-care are key, but remember, your fitness routine is equally as important.

Did you know exercise is a “good stress” for your body? When this good stress is repeated over time, it can help you get stronger and fitter and lead to better heart and brain health. However, exercise without proper nutrition can be counterproductive. You can reduce the amount of stress and strain you place on your body by giving it what it needs during each phase of exercise.

• Before: Prepare to power through your workout with a boost from caffeine.
• During: Replenish electrolytes lost in sweat and enhance hydration.
• After: Rebuild and repair your muscles by recovering with protein and carbs.