Top 5 reasons to eat a snack before exercise.

Top 5 reasons to eat a snack before exercise.

Prevent hunger and gain energy with a pre-exercise snack.

1. Prevent hunger

This is especially important if you haven’t eaten in the past few hours and/or are postponing a meal to exercise.

2. Maintain blood sugar

Low blood sugar can cause you to feel weak and/or lightheaded.

3. Provide energy

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy during your workout. Eating a snack can top off your levels of stored energy/carbohydrates.

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4.Burn more calories

You may be able to exercise at a higher intensity and for a longer period of time after eating a pre-exercise snack.

5. Hydrate

Food contains some water and can aid in your level of hydration.

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