Nutrition

Can You Overdose On Electrolytes?

If you’ve ever been three-quarters of the way through a race and hit that wall, you should understand why electrolytes are so important. Forget to pay attention to your electrolyte consumption, and you could end up with terrible cramps, nausea, ...

The Best Good Carbs For Runners

All human bodies need certain nutrients. But athletes need to pay closer attention to these nutrients in order to maximize their body’s performance! The main macronutrients we need are protein, carbs, and fat. Some “healthy cultures” (diet plan, ...

Pros And Cons Of A Protein Shake After Running

Do you drink protein shakes? Protein is known to be an important muscle-building nutrient when used with resistance training, but is it effective to use after a run? Most people know that protein is one of the big three essential nutrients we ...

Marathon Fueling Strategies and Tips

Training is essential if you want to run a marathon. But no matter how much you train, there’s one thing that can truly make or break your performance on race day, and that’s how you fuel. Making sure your body has enough energy on race day is ...

The Triathlete’s Guide To Diet And Nutrition

Triathletes need to be very skilled in three separate sporting disciplines. That requires plenty of training and a lot of dedication. But the other part of being a good triathlete is diet and nutrition. You can be highly talented in all your ...

Should You Really Drink Chocolate Milk After Running?

The idea of drinking chocolate milk as a recovery drink has grown into a widely accepted practice. But is it a good idea or a bad one? When you work out for an hour or longer, you should follow your exercise with a meal, snack, or beverage to ...

Best Salt Tablets For Runners in 2021

  When you exercise, your body releases sweat in order to maintain a healthy body temperature and prevent overheating. Sweat isn’t just water—it also contains electrolytes, and the most common electrolyte you lose when sweating is ...

Can You Go Running On An Empty Stomach?

Intermittent fasting can be an excellent tool for weight loss and an effective way to stick to a diet when you’re training. But if you are doing intermittent fasting while you have a full-time job and a family, it can be difficult to schedule ...

Running A Marathon On A Keto Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is one of the latest diets to become popular. If you’re conscious of what you eat and how it affects your sporting performance, chances are you’ve come across it before. You may be wondering if running a marathon on a Keto diet ...

Energy Chews Vs Gels – Which Is Better?

It’s no surprise that during long runs we find ourselves running out of energy. This is when it’s time to take some nutrition and pop back into form. Two of the most popular products to take are energy chews and energy gels. Both provide an ...

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