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Hi Brandy,
If you’re a competitive athlete, there are certainly dietary recommendations specific to the type of workout you’re doing. For the average person, though, I wouldn’t worry too much about how many carbohydrates you’re eating on specific days. Your body is incredibly smart and adaptive and as long as you’re eating enough calories and including carbohydrates, fat, and protein at each meal, your body will be adequately fueled for your workouts.

As far as type and frequency of workouts, the ACSM puts out guidelines on their website. You can find those here. Try to incorporate a mix of cardio (walking, jogging, tennis, swimming, cycling), strength (free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, body weight exercise), and balance/ flexibility (yoga, Tai Chi, foam rolling) training each week. Moving your body often throughout the day is as important, if not more important, than a scheduled workout and is often overlooked. So try to stand up and walk around frequently, take the stairs when possible, and park in the back of the parking lot when shopping.

Hope this helps!

Posted by: icon Lia C - PN Nutritionist