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How to perk yourself up after a morning workout
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Perk yourself up!

Q: I workout before I go to the office to make sure that I’ve done my exercise for the day. The only problem is that by 11am I hit a bit of a slump. What can I do to perk myself up again instead of reaching for coffee and chocolate? Sara, 32

A: It’s natural for you to hit a slump at 11am. It’s due to your blood sugar level dropping too low, as it’s been too long for you since breakfast. You need to include a post workout snack in your day. Something like a handful of unsalted nuts and a piece of fruit or a papaya smoothie are all good choices. You need to replace the glycogen in the muscles after your workout before the body goes to the blood glucose levels to get its fuel. – Victoria

Victoria Roper
BSc Sports Therapy, She can help you work your way back to fitness.

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