Working out? Time your meals right

Think about how much you eat before you work out. If you eat too much, you may feel sluggish. On the flip side, if you don't eat much before you exercise, you may not have the energy to keep feeling strong throughout your workout. To strike the right balance, eat a light snack before exercising. After a big meal, wait a few hours before hitting the gym.

Last Updated Oct 17, 2019


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