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Protein Helps Your Exercise Program

So, you’ve decided or are already committed to eating healthy and an exercise regime. That is great news!  We are here to support your healthy choices!

Protein Helps Increase the Benefits of Your Exercise Program
Protein is vital for red blood cell building, immune system function, and producing hormones in the body.  It is also important to get enough protein to maximize the benefits of your exercise program.
Protein helps give you energy for your workout, and helps in repairing the body after a workout.  
How much is needed?
If you are a sedentary adult, you’ll need 0.5 grams of protein for every pound of weight.  If you are active, you’ll need 1gram per pound. These are helpful guidelines to follow whenever you are adding protein in to the new healthy lifestyle program.
While protein prior to a workout helps with fueling, giving the body protein after a workout helps restore nutrients that have been drained from the body during exercising.  It also works to repair any damage to muscle tissue so your body heals quicker.  Best results come from having protein within thirty to sixty minutes after the workout.
Easy Way to Get Enough Protein After Workouts – Protein Shakes
An EnergyFirst Whey Protein Isolate Protein Shake is the easiest way to get enough protein after your workout.  EnergyFirst ProEnergy Whey Isolate is 100% natural from grass fed cows not treated with rBGH.  It had no lactose, no fat, no cholesterol.  It has 20 grams of protein in each scoop.  While protein shakes can be the fastest and easiest way to get protein after a workout, we encourage you to do your homework.  No all protein shakes are created equal.  Read the label, make sure you are getting 100% natural, whey protein isolate, without any of things you don’t want.  If you want to learn more about whey protein and what to look for in a protein power, click here.
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References:
1. http://www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/eating_exercise.html
2. http://www.drexel.edu/reccenter/nutrition_faq.html
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Author Gerry Morton

President & CEO at EnergyFirst. High energy, action oriented leader committed to helping others live their best lives. Lives in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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