When you’re engaging in exercise beyond your usual activity level — such as a charity bike ride, mini-marathon or fun run — don’t forget to refuel your body during the event.

Your body can store only about an hour’s worth of carbohydrates, so if you want to finish the race without being pulled over the finish line, eat or drink carbohydrates along the way, such as a sports drink or energy bar.

After any especially long workout, you need to restore your energy. A small high-carbohydrate, moderate-protein and low-fat meal is best. Bring along some fruit, low-fat yogurt and whole-wheat crackers or bread for after you cross the finish line.

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