Optimizing your nutrition for fitness may seem complicated (and sometimes it is), but learning the basics is surprisingly simple and worth your time. What you eat and when you eat it can make an unbelievable difference in all aspects of your physical performance.
But the best place to start actually has nothing to do with macronutrients. Yep, we’re talking about water. Staying hydrated is key to, well, just about everything, and it can help you avoid the kind of muscle soreness that reminds you of your last workout every time you walk down the stairs or get up off the couch. So keep water close at hand throughout the day and you’ll have already checked item No. 1 off the sports nutrition to-do list.