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Recovering from exercise goes beyond the short window following that last sprint, bench press or mile, advised Susan Hewlings, Ph.D., R.D., vice president of scientific affairs for Nutrasource, in this podcast preview to her talk at SupplySide East 2019.
Day after day, exercise takes a toll on the body. While most athletes and active consumers understand the need to recover from a workout or competition, many don’t realize just how long this period of restoration is and all the aspects involved in limiting damage, fostering muscle adaptation and getting the body ready for the next exercise session.
Senior editor Steve Myers talked to sports nutrition expert Susan Hewlings, Ph.D., R.D., vice president of scientific affairs at Nutrasource, about the overlooked aspects of recovery, from proper hydration and carb intake to protein timing and good sleep habits.
Hewlings is scheduled to present on this topic during the “Sports Nutrition & Active Lifestyles: Ingredients, Demographics & Market Whitespace” workshop at SupplySide East 2019, held in Secaucus, N.J., on April 10 from 9am to noon. Visit the education program page for more info and to register.
Steve Myers is a graduate of the English program at Arizona State University. He first entered the natural products industry and Virgo Publishing in 1997, right out of college, but escaped the searing Arizona heat by relocating to the East Coast. He left Informa Markets in 2022, after a formidable career focused on financial, regulatory and quality control issues, in addition to writing stories ranging research results to manufacturing. In his final years with the company, he spearheaded the editorial direction of Natural Products Insider.
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