Window of Opportunity
What is the “window of opportunity” after a workout?
It is the 2-hour time period (especially the first 30-45 minutes), post-exercise, when the body has the ability to take up nutrients faster in order to recover…think of the muscle like a sponge. Look for this week’s article to see specific examples of the best foods to consume during this window for recovery!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.