cyclistBy Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD

Active people don’t want to think about injury, but anyone who participates in sports knows that muscle pulls, sprains, broken bones, stress fractures or orthopedic surgery may sideline you for a while. What you eat after injury can help you recover from surgery, heal wounds, and strengthen bones and muscles to get you back on your feet and back to an active lifestyle. read more

When injury strikes and you have to limit your physical activity, make sure to cut down on portion sizes to compensate for decreased calorie burning. No need for the post-workout protein shakes or energy bars to fuel your workout; instead, eat nutrient-rich foods 3 to 4 times a day to provide the needed vitamins and minerals without extra calories from pre- or post-workout snacks.

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