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Don't eat a big meal
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For at least two hours before strenuous exercise. It will make you feel sluggish and tired. Avoid anything very sugary as too much sugar can actually lower your energy levels. Instead choose slow energy release foods such as pasta, apples and kidney beans.

Try
A pasta salad made with tuna, peppers and beans.

Or
An apple and a handful of grapes
During an afternoon energy dip
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Choose something containing protein to help you feel more energised.It will give you longer lasting stamina than a bar of chocolate or cola drink. They only supply a short energy burst, followed by a sharp drop.


Try
A cereal or breakfast bar.

Or
A handful of unsalted peanuts or almonds.
Useful Tips: After you've exercised
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If you've been swimming, had a brisk walk or done any other form of exercise, you'll need to replace the lost fluids and minerals.Potatoes, soups and fruit juices are perfect for this.


Try
Leek and potato soup with wholegrain bread.

Or
A glass of fresh apple or orange juice.


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