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Should I Eat Something before I Go to the Gym after Work?

Eating before exercise, as opposed to exercising on an empty stomach, has been shown to improve performance. A snack eaten before a workout provides fuel for your body to function at its best. Choose a low-fat snack with carbohydrate and some protein such as low-fat yogurt with fruit, crackers and low-fat cheese or granola bar. Also, include fluids to help keep you hydrated. Try eating a light snack about two hours before you plan to workout. Timing is individual, so make adjustments to find what works best for you.

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