Food and Fitness: Myths and Truths
A group of women ready to exercise




How to Cite

Bobroff, Linda B., and Amy Mullins. 2015. “Food and Fitness: Myths and Truths: FCS8100/FY470, Rev. 6/2015”. EDIS 2015 (6). Gainesville, FL:6.


Do you know how much water you should drink before exercise? Does loading up on carbs before a strenuous cardio workout improve performance? This revised 6-page fact sheet debunks some common myths about nutrition and fitness and offers other helpful advice for those who wish to stay active and eat a healthy diet. Written by Linda B. Bobroff and Amy Mullins, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, June 2015.


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