The season for “turkey trots” and “jingle jogs” kicked off in Atlanta this month with the Esprit de She race, in partnership with Got Chocolate Milk. The runners enjoyed an evening run through Atlanta’s historic Piedmont Park before being handed a cold bottle of chocolate milk by Mayfield Dairy at the finish line provided by.
Chocolate milk isn’t just a treat for kids. In fact, many elite athletes rebuild and replenish their muscles with chocolate milk after playing sports. The science behind chocolate milk’s use with athletes shows that low-fat chocolate milk:
– Naturally provides high-quality protein to build lean muscle
– Contains a mix of protein and carbohydrates to rebuild tired muscles
– Provides fluids and electrolytes – like calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium – to rehydrate and help replenish critical nutrients lost in sweat
With the weather turning colder, it is important to fuel your body and recover from exercise just as you would do in the warmer months.
What do you have on tap for winter exercise?
By: Lanier Dabruzzi, MS, RD, LD