6 Quick Ways to Boost Your Energy

Night Run’s Weekly Running Tips: Week 8



1. Jam sandwich

An energy fix that boosts blood-sugar levels for 90 minutes. Eat 5min before activity.


2. Snickers

With enough fuel to power an hour’s exercise, grab one 30min before you start.


3. Energy bars

PowerBar and Clif Bar give 22-45g of carbs, plus a dose of protein.


4. Jelly beans

In tests these fuel pellets boosted energy more than sports drinks, water, and gels.


5. Fig rolls

Great for climbing, with quick-release sugars and slow release carbs.


6. Energy gels

Look for gels that contain electrolytes to help you rehydrate. One gel has 22-29g of carbs.